32 Fula civilians killed in Mali attack: Group

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Traditional hunters known as "Dozo" have killed 32 civilians after surrounding an isolated village in the centre of Mali, local officials say.

Zim rally blast: At least 41 injured, no fatalities, says minister

2018-06-24 14:30

A blast that rocked a rally in which Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped unscathed injured at least 41 people, including his two deputies, the country's health minister has said, adding that there were no fatalities.

Egypt raises military pensions amid austerity measures

2018-06-24 14:30

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has raised pensions for military personnel and salaries for civil servants by 15% amid a wave of price hikes linked to austerity measures.

Zimbabwe rules out state of emergency after blast at rally

2018-06-24 12:02

Zimbabwe's presidential spokesperson is ruling out a state of emergency after an explosion at the president's campaign rally that state media has called an assassination attempt.


BLAST:   Injured people lie on the ground after an explosion at the stadium in Bulawayo where Zimbabwe President just addressed a rally. (AFP)

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Ramaphosa: SADC 'to evaluate Zim rally blast and take appropriate steps'

2018-06-24 13:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who also chairs the SADC has condemned the bomb blast which left at least 41 people injured in Zimbabwe, saying that the bloc will evaluate the incident and "take appropriate steps".

Arrests announced as death toll rises in Ethiopia attack

2018-06-24 12:02

The death toll from a grenade attack on a pro-government rally in Ethiopia's capital has climbed to two, a cabinet minister says, as police announced arrests over the blast.

Nigeria's Buhari calls for party unity before election

2018-06-24 10:30

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for his ruling party to set aside internal differences before elections next year, as it held its national convention under tight security.

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LATEST: US, Britain condemn attack at Zimbabwe rally

2018-06-24 07:30

The United States is condemning the attack on a campaign rally for Zimbabwe's president, which state media has called an assassination attempt.

Zimbabwe's leader: Explosive device went off a 'few inches away from me but it is not my time'

2018-06-23 21:00

Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who survived a blast at a ruling Zanu-PF party rally, suggested he was the target of the attack which left one of his vice-presidents wounded.

One of Mnangagwa's VPs injured in Zim explosion: state TV

2018-06-23 17:44

One of Zimbabwe's two vice presidents was injured during an explosion at a ruling Zanu-PF election rally which President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived in the second city of Bulawayo, state television says.

UPDATE: Ethiopia PM's aide says 83 injured in rally blast, no deaths

2018-06-23 14:14

Several people have been killed in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first rally in the capital attended by tens of thousands of people, state media reports.

PICS: Blast at Ethiopian PM's rally sparks panic

2018-06-23 12:00

A small blast has sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people.

Surprise meeting: Is Zim seeing a departure from Zanu-PF's tough stance towards gays?

2018-06-23 10:14

Top officials from President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu-PF party have reportedly met with representatives of the Lesbian, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender community in a bid to "fix" relations ahead of the July 30 elections.

Rwanda campaigns for leadership of 'Francophonie' group

2018-06-22 20:56

Rwanda's foreign minister has launched a campaign to support her bid to lead the International Organisation of La Francophonie, officials have said, despite her country's decision to prioritise English as an official language a decade ago.

Ethiopian opposition group ceases attacks amid reforms

2018-06-22 20:56

Ethiopian opposition group Ginbot 7 has announced it would cease armed attacks in the country following reforms announced by the new government.

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

2018-06-22 19:43

The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war have failed as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years.

Regional leaders renew push for elusive South Sudan peace

2018-06-22 18:26

East African leaders assembled in Ethiopia to push for peace in South Sudan, but despite a long-awaited face-to-face meeting between the country's two warring heavyweights, reconciliation appeared as elusive as ever.

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

2018-06-22 16:28

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programmes discriminate.

Nigerian man sentenced to 15 years for IRS tax-return scheme

2018-06-22 16:28

A Nigerian man has been sentenced in Oregon, US to 15 years in federal prison for his role in bilking over $11m via an identity-theft scheme from the Internal Revenue Service.

East African court rules Tanzania newspaper ban illegal

2018-06-22 15:30

The East African Court of Justice says Tanzania must annul the publication ban placed on a local weekly newspaper two years ago.

Nigeria offers reward for suspected bomb-making factory

2018-06-22 14:01

Nigeria's military says it is offering a reward for information on a suspected bomb-making factory in the northern city that is the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist group.

South Sudan foes to hold new talks on Monday

2018-06-22 14:01

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar are to meet in Khartoum next week for only their second round of talks in nearly two years, the Sudanese foreign ministry says.

S Sudan govt 'had enough' of rebel leader: spokesperson

2018-06-22 12:45

South Sudan's information minister says the country's rebel leader could not rejoin government, dealing a blow to hopes that the latest talks in Ethiopia might bring peace.

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

2018-06-24 07:30

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of the belief that the nation's team and youth programmes discriminate.

DRC says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

2018-06-23 21:00

Democratic Republic of Congo's government says it will give former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the ICC of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country.

Cameroonian town ravaged by Boko Haram bears deep scars

2018-06-23 19:04

Burnt cars, houses torched or pockmarked by heavy shelling and shuttered schools mark the once bustling Cameroon town of Amchide which was a frontline in the war against Boko Haram.

Deadly blast at Ethiopia rally a 'well-orchestrated attack'

2018-06-23 17:44

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed has said that the blast that injured at least 83 during a rally to support him was a 'well-orchestrated attack' but "one that failed".

Boko Haram raid kills five in Nigeria: residents

2018-06-23 14:14

At least five people have been killed and six others injured in a nighttime Boko Haram raid and suicide attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, residents say.

Gambia leader meets victims' families after deadly protest

2018-06-23 12:00

Gambian president Adama Barrow has paid tribute to three young protesters killed by police in an anti-pollution rally, urging witnesses to come forward to a commission of inquiry set up by his government.

Top Africa stories: Zim safari carnage clean up, Akon

2018-06-23 07:50

A bloody carnage has been cleaned up after hyenas killed a kudu in reception area of a Zimbabwean safari camp, and Zimbabweans have find humour in a minister's ribbon-cutting ceremony.

US imposes sanctions on top DRC officials for graft

2018-06-22 20:56

The US State Department says it has imposed sanctions and visa bans on top Democratic Republic of Congo officials for corruption linked to long-delayed elections due in December and for rights abuses.

Ethiopia unblocks more than 200 websites as reforms continue

2018-06-22 19:43

Ethiopia says it has unblocked 246 websites and TV channels in the latest reform under its new prime minster, whose chief of staff says "freedom of expression is a foundational right."

Nigerian intelligence arrests two ISIS 'commanders'

2018-06-22 18:26

Nigeria's secret police says it has arrested two suspected commanders of a Boko Haram splinter group for allegedly plotting to carry out violent attacks in the country.

Pray as you go: Nigerian pastor wants $2K for World Cup litany

2018-06-22 17:00

A pastor in Nigeria has urged his followers to pay him more than $2 000 to unleash a squadron of "prayer warriors" to help the country's footballers secure a World Cup win.

Sudan 'blocks' UN access in Darfur fighting areas

2018-06-22 15:30

Sudanese forces in Darfur have blocked UN personnel from reaching areas where fighting has displaced hundreds of civilians, the UN said, as it continues to draw down peacekeepers in the war-torn region.

DRC 'losing $15bn' each year from graft

2018-06-22 14:01

Corruption costs the Democratic Republic of Congo at least $15 billion each year, or around three times its annual budget, according to President Joseph Kabila's anti-graft adviser.

WATCH: Bloody carnage cleaned up after hyenas kill kudu in reception area of luxury Zim safari camp

2018-06-22 12:45

It took five people approximately two hours to clean the bloody mess 14 hyenas left after killing a kudu bull in the main reception area of the Kavinga Safari Camp in Zimbabwe.

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt

2018-06-22 12:45

Egyptian airport officials say President Donald Trump's Mideast team has arrived in Egypt on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

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