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US diplomat found dead at his house in Madagascar: police

2018-09-24 20:36

An American diplomat has been found dead after an apparent attack at his residence in Madagascar's capital, police has said, adding that a suspect had been arrested.

Uganda's opposition pop star says he doesn't feel safe

2018-09-24 18:51

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine says he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.

Aid groups halt Ebola work as DRC raid toll hits 21

2018-09-24 20:36

The death toll from a weekend attack in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east has risen to 21, with the violence prompting aid groups to suspend their Ebola work in the area.

Kenyan governor charged with pregnant lover's murder

2018-09-24 15:59

A Kenyan governor has been charged with murder following the death of his pregnant young lover whose body was found dumped in a forest earlier this month.

Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

2018-09-24 17:36

Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.

Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 227

2018-09-24 14:33

Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week.

Five killed in torrential Tunisia rains

2018-09-24 12:13

Flash floods in Tunisia's Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least five people, authorities say, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road.

Cholera kills 97 in Nigeria's northeast

2018-09-24 09:30

A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations says.

Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

2018-09-23 17:58

The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.

Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

2018-09-23 17:58

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

 

Kenya's military says it's killed 10 extremists in attack

2018-09-24 20:36

Kenya's military says it's killed 10 rebels from the al-Shabaab extremist group in an ambush in Kenya's south where several soldiers have died from roadside bombs.

Three police killed in Burkina after foreigners kidnapped

2018-09-24 18:51

Three police officers were killed in a northern region of Burkina Faso where they were hunting for a trio of kidnapped mineworkers, a security official has told AFP.

Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings

2018-09-24 18:51

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

An African migrant's journey to a Greek basketball court

2018-09-24 17:36

Seventeen-year-old Christ Wamba fled his homeland, the Congo Republic, for Greece, carrying a basketball. Now he plays for Thessaloniki's Aris team and dreams of the NBA.

Brotherhood chief, 65 others get life for Egypt attack

2018-09-24 15:59

An Egyptian court has sentenced 66 people to life in prison, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie, over an August 2013 attack on a police station in Minya.

Top Africa stories: Zim cholera, Moz, Tanzania

2018-09-24 10:33

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities, and at least people have been 12 killed and 14 others have been wounded in Mozambique jihadist attacks, says a source.

Egypt court sentences 65 people over 2013 violence

2018-09-24 09:30

An Egyptian court has sentenced 64 people to varying prison terms and one man to death over violence in 2013 when the military overthrew the elected Islamist president

Nigerian governorship vote ends in a stalement: official

2018-09-24 07:37

The governorship election in southwest Nigeria's Osun state has ended in a stalemate when the nation's electoral body failed to declare a clear winner.

US, allied forces attacked in Somalia: Pentagon

2018-09-23 17:58

United States and allied forces came under attack in Somalia, triggering an air strike which killed 18 Al-Shabaab militants, the US military has said.

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