Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet

39 minutes ago

Local Nigerian officials say a teenage girl packed with explosives by a Nigerian rebel group ripped off her vest to avoid taking part in an attack on a refugee camp.

Grenade wounds 26 in Burundi capital

2016-02-11 22:04

Twenty-six people were injured, nine of them seriously, when a grenade exploded in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura.

Mali customs post fired on from bakkies

2016-02-11 21:01

A customs officer and two civilians have been killed in an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Mali.

Egypt's Brotherhood torn by divisions

2016-02-11 18:25

The Muslim Brotherhood has been torn apart by the decimation of its leadership and needs a miracle to grow members say.

WATCH: Police officers charged for killing innocent teen

2016-02-11 14:29

Two police officers have been charged for the murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Kwale County in Kenya, reports say.

Malawi court orders police to arrest homosexuals

2016-02-11 13:11

A court in Malawi's northern region has ordered the country's director of prosecutions and the police to arrest those found engaging in homosexual activities, reports say.

Malawian bank bans miniskirts - reports

2016-02-11 12:19

Female employees at a local bank in Malawi are no longer allowed to wear miniskirts at work, with management saying "revealing clothes" could be offensive to some families, a report says.

Anglican priest says PF, MMD pact an insult to Zambians

2016-02-11 11:56

Father Richard Luonde, a Zambia-based priest, has lambasted the ruling Patriotic Front's decision to partner with opposition party the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy, saying the development is an insult to Zambians, according to a report.

Elections: Uganda declares February 18 a holiday

2016-02-11 11:56

The Ugandan government has declared February 18 a public holiday to allow registered voters to participate in the upcoming presidential elections.

Al-Shabaab planning Somalia attacks in AU kit

2016-02-10 22:48

The African Union says the al-Qaeda-linked armed group, al-Shabaab, is planning attacks in Somalia using AU troop uniforms as disguises.

Libya unity govt bid hits snag

2016-02-10 21:59

Efforts to hammer out a Libyan unity government are stumbling over the defence portfolio, as the internationally recognised parliament sets a new deadline for a line-up.


Tanzanians charged with British wildlife pilot murder

2016-02-11 22:04

Nine Tanzanians have been charged in connection with the murder of a British conservationist whose helicopter was shot down while he chased suspected poachers.

Two Nigeria ferries collide

2016-02-11 15:57

At least eight people have drowned in northern Nigeria after a canoe ferrying traders capsized and panicked passengers in another boat jumped into the river.

WATCH: Teacher charged for using mobile phone to solicit gay sex

2016-02-11 14:29

A 21-year-old teacher in Murang’a County has been charged for using his mobile phone to solicit gay sex from a male journalist.

70 injured as Egypt train derails

2016-02-11 13:11

At least 70 people have been injured in Egypt when a passenger train derailed and two of its cars overturned, the health ministry said.

Man stabs wife with panga knife for refusing sex

2016-02-11 12:59

A Malawian man has been sentenced to two years in prison with hard labour after he attacked his wife with a panga knife, accusing her of denying him his conjugal rights, a report says.

Livestock belonging to evicted San families to be auctioned

2016-02-11 12:20

The livestock of 12 families evicted from a farm belonging to a Namibian diplomat have been put up for auction to recover alleged losses incurred due to their occupation of the property, a report says.

19.9 women suffer genital mutilation in Nigeria – Unicef

2016-02-11 12:15

The Unicef has lamented the high rate of female genital mutilation in Nigeria, disclosing that at least 19.9 million women have gone through the procedure in the country to date, a report says.

US accuses Rwanda of destabilising Burundi

2016-02-11 05:17

The United States accused Rwanda of involvement in 'destabilising activities' in strife-torn Burundi, including the recruitment of refugees for armed attacks.

Tunisia makes $500m from Ben Ali, allies' assets

2016-02-10 21:59

Tunisia has made nearly half a billion dollars from the sale of assets confiscated from ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his allies.


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