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Released Chibok girls ready for education after ordeal

2017-08-18 20:33

The 106 Nigerian schoolgirls no longer in captivity by Boko Haram jihadists fighting against western-style education will all go to university from September, the country's minister for women's affairs has said.

The Latest: Chance of mudslide survivors gets 'smaller'

2017-08-18 18:34

The Red Cross says they still hope to find survivors of Monday's deadly mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital "but the chances are getting smaller every day."

Death toll now above 400 after mudslides, UN says

2017-08-18 15:39

More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides as burials and recovery efforts pressed amid the threat of further disaster.

Libya repatriates 135 Nigerian migrants

2017-08-17 21:53

Libyan authorities repatriated 135 Nigerian migrants, including women and children, who had made failed attempts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, says an official.

Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction: ICC

2017-08-17 18:28

A war crimes court says a Malian ex-jihadist caused €2.7 million in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012.

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More than 400 people have died and 600 still missing after a mudslide swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

More than 400 people have died and 600 still missing after a mudslide swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

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Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-17 09:04

The MDC says Zimbabwe's international image has been tarnished by Grace Mugabe's alleged assault, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped.

Mauritania's president approves law abolishing senate

2017-08-16 21:00

Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has approved a newly drafted law abolishing the senate, the most controversial measure in a package of reforms passed by referendum this month.

Burkina restaurant attackers 'came from Mali': security source

2017-08-16 19:36

Militants who shot and killed 18 people at a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital most likely came from Mali, a security source in Ouagadougou has said.

Nigeria must protect refugee camps, NGO says after bombings

2017-08-16 17:35

Nigeria must step up security for those displaced by Boko Haram violence, a global humanitarian agency has said after suicide bombers killed 28 people at the entrance to a refugee camp.

 

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-18 19:28

Ex-AU commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has hinted that Grace Mugabe must face the law over assault charges, and UN says more than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

2017-08-18 15:39

The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial on Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women.

Britain donates millions to aid Sierra Leone

2017-08-18 14:03

Britain says it is providing £5 million in emergency aid to victims of flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone.

Threat of more disaster looms in Sierra Leone amid burials

2017-08-17 21:53

Sierra Leone's government has hired 600 grave diggers for the burials of hundreds of mudslide victims, officials say, as some residents were told to evacuate one mountainside amid fears the rainy season could unleash further disaster.

Queen Elizabeth II expresses her sadness over Sierra Leone mudslides

2017-08-17 17:11

The United Kingdom monarch has expressed its sadness over the Sierra Leone disaster that has killed more than 300 people.

Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

2017-08-17 10:15

Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone have begun burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst disasters in living memory.

Gunmen attack Nigerian anti-graft HQ

2017-08-17 06:20

Gunmen attacked Nigeria's main anti-corruption taskforce on Wednesday and left behind a death threat for a top investigator, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said in a statement.

Fears for 600 still missing in Sierra Leone floods

2017-08-16 19:36

Concerns have shifted to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as it emerged that at least a third of those killed were children.

Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at camp in northeast Nigeria

2017-08-16 18:41

A local official in Nigeria's northeastern village of Mandarari says 20 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists at a camp near a market.

Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack

2017-08-16 16:33

The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso.

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