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50 dead in boat accident in northwest DRC

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At least 50 people have died in a boat accident on a river in remote northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.

Egypt orders blogger be detained for 15 days

2018-05-25 12:00

Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered that blogger and journalist Wael Abbas, known for standing up against police violence, be detained for 15 days following his arrest, his lawyer said.

Africans 'slowly taking interest in continental affairs'

2018-05-25 10:48

Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, the Institute for Security Studies has said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Mozambique

2018-05-25 08:09

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that he "feels sorry" for "principled" ex-president Robert Mugabe, and Democratic Republic of Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30 and warns against rumours.

Egyptian prosecutors order activist held for 15 days

2018-05-24 21:14

Egyptian prosecutors say they have ordered a prominent activist and blogger known for criticising the government detained for 15 days pending an investigation, the latest episode in Egypt's media crackdown

Burundi's opposition asks court to reject referendum results

2018-05-24 21:14

Burundi's main opposition coalition has asked the constitutional court to invalidate the results of last week's referendum on constitutional changes to allow the president to stay in power until 2034.

Vigilante groups form in central Mali amid ethnic violence

2018-05-24 19:25

Two armed groups have formed in central Mali on either side of an ethnic rift that has caused violence to flare, their leaders have said.

Suspected Burkina Faso jihadists 'were planning attack'

2018-05-24 20:13

Three suspected jihadists who were killed in a pre-dawn raid by Burkina Faso security forces had been "planning an attack" in the capital Ouagadougou, the country's prosecutor has said.

Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island

2018-05-24 17:13

Taiwanese media say Burkina Faso is breaking diplomatic ties with Taiwan in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that Beijing has been trying to isolate on the global stage

 

Burundi opposition appeals referendum result

2018-05-25 10:48

Burundi's opposition has filed a petition to the country's constitutional court in a bid to invalidate the result of last week's referendum, which is expected to strengthen President Pierre Nkurunziza's hold on power.

At least 7 dead in Benghazi attack: security source

2018-05-25 06:08

At least seven people were killed and around twenty others injured late Thursday in a car bomb attack in the centre of Benghazi in eastern Libya, a local security official says.

South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

2018-05-24 21:14

Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. "I'm scared," James Seferino says. "All I know is that if I don't take my pills I'll die."

Mozambique talks restart after Dhlakama death: party

2018-05-24 20:13

Mozambique peace talks have restarted after the unexpected death of rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama earlier this month threatened to end the tentative negotiations, his party has said.

10 militia killed in DRC: army

2018-05-24 20:13

Ten suspected Ugandan militia members have been killed in an army offensive on a rebel base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC military has said.

Algeria blasts NGOs for 'malicious campaign' over migrant explusions

2018-05-24 20:13

Algeria has blasted rights groups for leading a "malicious campaign" against it, after NGOs accused the North African country of arresting sub-Saharan migrants en masse and forcefully deporting them.

China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks

2018-05-24 15:28

Russia and China are muscling their way into the Central African Republic as Western clout in the mineral-rich, strategically important nation seems to wane, analysts say.

Sudan teen files appeal against death sentence: lawyer

2018-05-24 17:13

A Sudanese teenager sentenced to death for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her has filed an appeal, her lawyer has said.

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