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20 killed as militias clash in Central Africa

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At least 20 people were killed this week as fighting erupted between armed militias in a uranium-rich region of the Central African Republic, a military source has said.

Somali leader urges help to avert famine

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Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is urging the world to help avert a massive famine saying almost half the population is facing acute food shortages and 15% are facing famine now

An Egypt court is to reopen a corruption probe into Mubarak

2017-03-23 19:04

An Egyptian court ordered a renewed corruption probe into ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who has been cleared for release after almost six years in detention, judicial officials say.

Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools

2017-03-23 17:07

Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools; 'We're talking about a lost generation', says a recently released HRW report.

Tanzanian minister sacked after condemning TV intrusion

2017-03-23 14:52

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked his information minister after he criticised an ally of the president who had stormed into a television station accompanied by armed men.

 
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CALL FOR FREE AND FAIR VOTE:   Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai addresses his supporters during a protest in support of free and fair elections to be monitored by international bodies. (AFP)

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Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour in

2017-03-23 18:01

The United Nations refugee chief says Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3 000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day.

Egypt suspends school meals program amid poisoning outbreaks

2017-03-23 16:07

Egypt's education ministry has suspended the distribution of school meals nationwide after several outbreaks of food poisoning sickened hundreds of children in several provinces.

Flooding kills 11 in Angola, destroys 700 homes

2017-03-23 13:50

Floods in Angola have killed at least eleven people and left thousands homeless after the country was hit by torrential rain, rescuers say.

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Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves at least 10 soldiers dead

2017-03-23 13:04

The Egyptian army says it has lost at least 10 soldiers in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai, following a raid launched against militants.

At least 10 mass graves found in crisis-hit DRC region

2017-03-23 08:34

The United Nations says investigators have found 10 mass graves in the violence-wracked Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of Congo's centre.

PIC: This photo is giving hope to Mugabe opponents

2017-03-23 06:03

Could this be the beginning of something positive for Zimbabwe's horribly fractured opposition? Opposition supporters have welcomed a snap of two rival leaders who appeared to be sharing a joke at a protest rally in the capital Harare.

Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

2017-03-22 21:05

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

Top Africa Stories: Zim, DRC, Nigeria

2017-03-22 20:04

There's an explanation for President Robert Mugabe's "scruffy" white shirt in Mauritius this week, and the ICC has jailed ex-DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba for a year for bribing witnesses.

Religious TV station in Senegal accidentally airs porn

2017-03-22 19:02

An Islamic television station in Senegal says it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur "X'' for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its regularly scheduled religious programming.

Zimbabwe opposition groups protest over 2018 election

2017-03-22 17:52

Opposition politicians, activists and outspoken church leaders in Zimbabwe have gathered to protest what they call attempts to rig next year's presidential election.

Nearly 100 students treated for food poisoning in Egypt

2017-03-22 16:14

Egypt's Health Ministry says 98 students in the Nile Delta north of Cairo have been treated for food poisoning symptoms in the second case of suspected mass poisoning caused by government-issued lunches this month

AS IT HAPPENED: #ZimOppositionProtest

2017-03-22 14:30

Get the latest updates as Zimbabwe’s opposition parties protest in the capital Harare over what they consider to be actions aimed at rigging next year’s presidential elections.

ICC jails ex-DRC VP for a year for bribing witnesses

2017-03-22 14:02

War crimes judges have sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to one year's imprisonment for bribing witnesses in his main trial, and ordered he pay a $323 640 fine

Water carriers in Madagascar bear brunt of global crisis

2017-03-22 13:19

As usual, they get up before dawn and, one by one, place their cans in a neat row at the base of the water pump, ready for another long day of waiting and carrying.

Multiple bomb blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

2017-03-22 10:54

Suicide bomb blasts have rocked a camp for migrants who have fled Boko Haram insurgents near Nigeria's restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, officials say.

Zimbabwe protest today: What you need to know

2017-03-22 09:41

Critics of President Robert Mugabe's government are planning a protest in Harare this morning. Although it was reportedly given the go-ahead by the High Court, police now say they won't allow protesters to march.

Car bomb near Somalia's presidential palace kills 5: Police

2017-03-21 21:33

Police in Somalia say a car bomb has exploded at a military checkpoint near the presidential palace in the capital, killing at least five people.

Zim gives SA 'thumbs up' for efforts in ending xenophobia

2017-03-21 19:29

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly given the South African government a 'thumbs up' for its efforts in ending xenophobic violence.

Zimbabwe opposition parties want UN to handle 2018 election

2017-03-21 17:26

Zimbabwe's opposition parties are demanding United Nations involvement in next year's presidential election after a preparatory meeting fell apart amid an argument with election officials.

UN concerned at 'disproportionate' force by DRC's forces

2017-03-21 17:26

The UN says it's concerned at "the disproportionate use of force" by Congolese forces as well as attacks by Kamwina Nsapu militia fighters during renewed violence in the Kananga region in the country's southwest.

UN: $864m appeal for Somalia only 31 percent funded

2017-03-23 10:12

The United Nations says the $864 million UN humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31% funded.

Mauritania vows referendum to abolish Senate, change flag

2017-03-23 08:34

A contentious amendment to Mauritania's constitution, which would abolish the Senate and change the national flag, will be put to a referendum "as quickly as possible," the president says.

Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army's school meals

2017-03-22 22:04

Egyptian Health Ministry officials say at least 435 students have fallen ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across the country on Wednesday and Tuesday after consuming government-issued school meals

Zimbabwe opposition call for 'biased' electoral body to be scrapped

2017-03-22 20:04

A coalition of Zimbabwean opposition parties have staged a protest ahead of next year's polls, demanding the disbanding of the state-appointed electoral commission they accuse of hindering free-and-fair elections.

46 people killed in March ethnic clashes in Nigeria: police

2017-03-22 19:02

At least 46 people were killed and almost 100 others wounded in clashes between rival ethnic groups in southwest Nigeria earlier this month, says police.

'Dance diplomats' take to the stage in Ethiopia

2017-03-22 19:02

There's a new way of doing diplomacy in Ethiopia's capital, one that forsakes communiques and speeches in favour of music, sweat and bare feet.

Morocco's Tangiers to host Chinese industrial city

2017-03-22 16:14

Morocco and China's Haite Group have signed an agreement to launch an industrial park near Tangiers for 200 Chinese companies that will create tens of thousands of jobs.

8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials

2017-03-22 15:08

Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Rights group urges Libyan general to probe killings

2017-03-22 14:02

Human Rights Watch is urging a powerful general in eastern Libya to investigate allegations his forces committed war crimes such as killing prisoners and desecrating bodies

Ex-DRC VP to be sentenced for bribing witnesses

2017-03-22 12:06

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four associates are set to be sentenced for bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial, in the first such case before the ICC.

France warns against cuts to UN mission in DRC

2017-03-22 10:54

France's ambassador to the United Nations has warned that drastic cuts to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be tantamount to "playing with fire" as the country faces election turmoil.

Nigerian rights group denounces 'attacks' on Amnesty office in Abuja

2017-03-22 08:33

A Nigerian rights group has called for an investigation into "attacks" on the Amnesty International office in Abuja following heavy criticism by the country's military.

Congolese court upholds opposition leader's prison sentence

2017-03-21 21:33

An appeals court in Congo-Brazzaville has upheld the conviction and two-year jail sentence for inciting public disorder handed down last year to opposition leader Paulin Makaya.

1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN

2017-03-21 21:33

The first units of a long-delayed regional protection force for South Sudan will be deploy within a few weeks, the UN peacekeeping chief says.

Buhari slam Nigeria market place attack after gunmen kill 17 people

2017-03-21 19:37

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the "loss of lives", after gunmen killed 17 people, mostly women and children, after invading a farming community in central Nigeria.

Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

2017-03-21 19:37

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

Attack in central Nigeria kills at least 17, official says

2017-03-21 17:26

A Nigerian official says at least 17 people have been killed in an attack on a community in Benue state in the central part of the country.

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