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'F**k White People' artwork vandalised at Cape museum

2017-01-18 23:33

An art piece at the National Art Museum in Cape Town, titled Fuck White People, was vandalised by a political party calling for people to "love thy neighbour".

Mali minister: 'barbaric' attack won't deter peace efforts

2017-01-18 22:31

Mali's foreign minister says the "criminal, cowardly, barbaric attack" on the armed forces and former fighters will not deter the government from moving forward "to promote peace and to act against those who are trying to sabotage the peace process."

Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

2017-01-18 22:31

Kenyan and Rwandan authorities have said they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out.

Five things to know about The Gambia

2017-01-18 22:31

The Gambia has been plunged into political turmoil since President Yahya Jammeh disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory.

Istanbul nightclub suspect 'received orders from ISIS'

2017-01-18 22:30

The man suspected of killing 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve has claimed he received the order to attack from Islamic State jihadists in Syria, local media reported Wednesday.

Results of students implicated in matric leak released

2017-01-18 22:12

The Department of Basic Education says the results of students implicated in the 2016 matric exam leak have been collected by the school.

Senegal troops heading for Gambia border, say residents

2017-01-18 21:31

Witnesses confirm that Senegalese troops are moving toward the Gambian border as pressure mounts for Gambia's president to step down.

Senegal asks UN to back Ecowas action in Gambia

2017-01-18 21:31

Senegal has presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council seeking support for Ecowas efforts to press Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down, diplomats have said.

IMF says Egypt on track for next aid tranche

2017-01-18 21:31

Egypt has made a "good start" on reforms under a loan deal with the International Monetary Fund and soaring inflation is expected to drop around mid-2017, an IMF official says

Mexico pupil shoots classmates

2017-01-18 21:23

A pupil killed at least three people and injured five when he opened fire on his classmates at a high school in northern Mexico.

 

Vigil held for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed

2017-01-18 23:33

More than 200 friends, family, community members and journalists have gathered for a vigil in support of the release of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed who is being held in Syria.

African 'fairy circles' explained

2017-01-18 22:31

Scientists may have solved the mystery of those odd 'fairy circles' that dot the Namib desert in simple geometric beauty, and it's more natural than supernatural.

Girl, 8, dies after stepdad forces her to sit on tin with boiling water

2017-01-18 22:31

A 39-year-old Zimbabwean man has been arrested after he reportedly killed his 8-year-old stepdaughter whom he forced to sit on a tin with boiling water.

West African bloc vows Gambia intervention at midnight

2017-01-18 22:31

A military commander with West Africa's regional bloc says its forces will "take action" at midnight unless a solution is found to Gambia's political crisis before then.

Xi calls for world without nuclear weapons

2017-01-18 22:30

Nations should strive for a world where nuclear weapons are prohibited and where existing stocks are destroyed, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.

George HW Bush, wife Barbara hospitalised

2017-01-18 22:09

A spokesperson for President George HW Bush says the 92-year-old has been admitted to an intensive care unit and that his wife, Barbara, is also hospitalised

Pro-Biafrans announce Trump solidarity rally

2017-01-18 21:31

A pro-Biafra group has announced its intention to hold a rally in Nigeria in support of Donald Trump on his inauguration day as US president.

I Coast port seeks to resume operations as mutiny spreads

2017-01-18 21:31

Ivory Coast's main port of Abidjan, one of Africa's biggest, was shut down when angry security forces began firing into the air during protests by mutinous troops, port staff have said.

Matt Damon roots for Trump

2017-01-18 21:23

Movie star Matt Damon is grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency.

Man mauled by lion died from unrelated complications - dept

2017-01-18 21:08

A man who died days after being mauled by a lion did not succumb to his wounds, says the Mpumalanga health department.

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