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Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

2016-06-26 14:12

Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white colour on the cliffs of northern Somalia, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows and arrows.

Gunmen take hostages after Somalia hotel blast

2016-06-25 19:37

Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police say.

Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 4 in eastern Libya

2016-06-25 14:25

Security and medical officials say a car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing four people and wounding 14

Algerians celebrate return of social media after blackout

2016-06-25 08:42

Algerian internet users have flocked back to social media after several days of blackout as the government sought to prevent a repeat of leaks of high school test papers.

Cypriot state lawyer: Egyptian hijacker lying

2016-06-24 20:15

A Cypriot state lawyer seeking the extradition of an Egyptian hijacker has accused him of lying about the real reasons he took over the plane and diverted it to Cyprus in March.

Why Ethiopia, Eritrea skirmish is unlikely to spiral into another war

2016-06-24 16:34

International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in “significant casualties”.

UK's decision to pull out of the EU 'to impact negatively on Nigerians'

2016-06-24 13:15

The decision of Britain to pull out of the European Union will undoubtedly have a negative impact on Nigerians as the country is a member of the British Commonwealth.

Zambian cops use teargas to disperse closed newspaper's employees

2016-06-24 14:01

Police in Zambia yesterday used teargas to disperse employees of The Post newspaper, who had gathered outside their office building in a show of defiance against a government they claim is trying to silence the publication.

Nigeria intensifies search for 2 Nigerians, 5 foreigners

2016-06-24 11:55

Nigerian authorities say a "very intense search" is under way for three Australians, two Nigerians, a New Zealander and a South African kidnapped in an ambush that killed their driver.

 

Eleven dead in Mogadishu hotel attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

2016-06-26 09:08

At least 11 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militants.

Tunisia flaunts seaside security year after beach massacre

2016-06-25 09:49

Policemen on horseback amble among the sunbathers and new metal detectors dot hotel entrances in Tunisia as the North African country seeks to bring back tourists a year after a seaside massacre.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone gets Mecca all clear

2016-06-24 21:22

Saudi Arabia's government has allocated 800 places to Sierra Leone for hajj pilgrims, lifting a two-year ban imposed due to the Ebola crisis, officials say.

Ex-Senegal president's son freed after graft pardon

2016-06-24 18:00

Senegalese President Macky Sall has pardoned Karim Wade, the divisive son of his predecessor, letting the former minister go free after serving half of a six-year sentence for graft.

WATCH: Tiny village puppy trains as anti-poaching tracking dog in Zambia

2016-06-24 13:37

Dog handlers are training a tiny puppy from a Zambian village as a tracking dog to help in anti-poaching operations - and she's already a star.

Top Nigerian mall belonging to opposition MP shut over debt

2016-06-24 13:55

Nigeria's Asset Management Corporation has sealed off a top mall belonging to an opposition member of parliament, Ben Murray-Bruce, in the heart of the country's capital, Abuja.

Malawi to probe Bingu wa Mutharika's K61bn wealth

2016-06-24 14:06

The Public Accounts Committee within Malawi's parliament has sanctioned a probe into former president Bingu wa Mutharika's alleged K61bn wealth, reported to be stashed in offshore accounts.

Cameroonian men soon could be jailed for adultery; women are

2016-06-24 10:27

Cameroon's parliament has voted to change the country's penal code to criminalise adultery for men. Until now, adultery has been a criminal act for women only.

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