Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

2015-04-19 11:34

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reports

Burundi charges 65 protesters with rebellion

2015-04-19 10:37

Burundi has charged 65 protestors with rebellion after they were arrested during clashes with police while calling for the president not to seek re-election, a prosecutor says.

Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity

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More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suffering from food insecurity because of a shortfall in the cereal harvest due to bad weather and crop pests, the agriculture minister says.

Sudan newspaper quotes governor as saying rebels kill 136

2015-04-19 08:40

Sudanese newspapers are quoting a governor as saying that rebels killed 136 civilians in attacks during the presidential election that ended last week.

Heavy clashes erupt in Libyan capital

2015-04-18 22:02

Heavy clashes have broken out in Libyan capital, residents say, with gunfire and explosions heard in areas home to groups that oppose the Tripoli-based government.

Shabaab militants kill regional Somali lawmaker

2015-04-18 19:56

Gunmen from Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab have killed a regional lawmaker after he had taken his wife to hospital in the capital Mogadishu, the group and officials say.

Sudan security seizes 'paper - editor

2015-04-18 17:56

Sudanese security agents have seized the entire Saturday edition of a newspaper over an article about an activist, says its editor-in-chief.

Ship collision delays Suez Canal traffic

2015-04-18 14:06

A source says two container ships have collided in Egypt's Suez Canal, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route for several hours.

At least 21 killed in fighting near Tripoli

2015-04-18 13:01

Military sources say at least 21 people have been killed in fighting near Libya's capital Tripoli as the country's rival parliamentarians met for UN-brokered peace talks.

Jihadists claim deadly attack in Mali

2015-04-18 10:58

A jihadist group led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the UN in Mali.

At least 19 dead after minibus plunges into river

2015-04-18 07:16

At least 19 people have died after a minibus they were travelling in plunged into a river in southern Tanzania.


Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

2015-04-19 09:41

Egypt's ex-president Mohammed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power.

'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria - official

2015-04-19 07:07

A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a south-eastern Nigerian town, the government says.

Boko Haram attack: Many beheaded in Cameroon

2015-04-18 22:02

Nineteen people have been killed in an attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source says in an updated toll.

UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali

2015-04-18 22:02

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says two assailants have attacked a UN convoy of civilian workers in north Mali, killing two.

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem

2015-04-18 19:56

Young Egyptians are organising running events on social media and hundreds have started running in the chaotic streets of Cairo.

17 die from 'mysterious' disease in Nigeria

2015-04-18 15:47

A Nigerian government spokesperson says a "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives.

UN still trying to broker Libyan talks

2015-04-18 14:49

The UN says it is trying to narrow differences between Libya's rival parliaments over an agreement aimed at forming a unity government.

Boko Haram slit throats of 12

2015-04-18 12:35

Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a source says.

At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse

2015-04-18 08:50

An official says t least 19 Tanzanian gold miners have been killed after the pit they were working in collapsed in the northwestern Msalala district.

Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

2015-04-17 22:16

Police in Burundi have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters calling for the president not to run for a third term.


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