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Another explosion and gunfire have been heard at the hotel complex in Kenya's capital even after authorities announced that all was secure following Tuesday's attack. Follow the live updates

LATEST: More gunfire heard in Kenya's capital

2019-01-16 07:05

Another explosion and gunfire have been heard at the hotel complex in Kenya's capital even after authorities announced that all was secure following Tuesday's attack.

Top Africa stories: Kenya hotel attack, Zim fuel protests

2019-01-16 07:07

Somali terror group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on an upscale hotel complex in Nairobi, and Zimbabwean military helicopter has fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires over fuel hikes.

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in capital: witnesses

2019-01-15 21:36

Sudanese police have fired tear gas at crowds of people chanting "Peace, justice, freedom" in the capital, witnesses have said, after organisers of anti-government demonstrations called for new protests.

WATCH: 3 dead, internet still down as Zim tightens crackdown over protests

2019-01-15 20:18

Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party has said, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices.

 
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OVERVIEW: Zim military helicopter fires teargas at demonstrators in capital Harare

2019-01-15 11:45

More violence is expected on the Zimbabwean streets on day two of the national shutdown, with reports saying that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change offices in Harare were set alight last night. Follow the live updates.

Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former strongman

2019-01-15 21:36

Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, has been acquitted of crimes against humanity, once battled for democracy, but his inability to let go of power was his downfall.

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Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

2019-01-15 20:18

A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals.

DRC Constitutional Court begins election appeal hearing

2019-01-15 16:30

Democratic Republic of Congo's Constitutional Court has begun hearing an appeal against the presidential election results lodged by opposition candidate Martin Fayulu.

WATCH: Survivors of Nairobi hotel attack describe horror

2019-01-15 15:28

Survivors of the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel complex describe a shattering explosion and the bodies of people shot to death while sitting at a cafe.

DRC court to examine election appeal from Tuesday

2019-01-15 15:00

DR Congo's Constitutional Court says it would start hearing an appeal against presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.

ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo

2019-01-15 12:54

The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence in the West African nation in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Deaths in Zimbabwe fuel protests, says security minister

2019-01-15 05:48

Violent protests that erupted in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled fuel pump prices have claimed lives, the country's national security minister says, without specifying the numbers killed.

OVERVIEW: Zimbabweans protest against fuel price hike

2019-01-14 14:30

Zimbabweans have taken to the streets to demonstrate against a sharp rise in fuel prices that was announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the weekend.

Nigeria's top judge absent from his corruption trial

2019-01-14 21:55

Nigeria's chief justice, Walter Onnoghen, was absent from the first day of his fiercely-disputed trial overshadowed by the country's upcoming elections.

Egypt's top cleric urges rethink over student expelled for hug

2019-01-14 20:21

Egypt's top Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Tayeb has urged Al-Azhar university to reconsider the expulsion of a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague.

Nigeria Chief Justice forced from office, faces trial

2019-01-14 19:04

Nigeria's Chief Justice is scheduled for arraignment before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on charges of failure to declare his assets and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts

Egypt deports second German in a week for alleged ISIS links

2019-01-14 16:38

Egyptian officials say authorities have deported a German teenager they say had come to Egypt with the intention of joining Islamic State militants fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

World's highest petrol price prompts strike in Zimbabwe

2019-01-14 14:15

Police clashed with protesters in the Zimbabwean capital as the main labor-union confederation began a national strike after the government more than doubled fuel prices to the highest in the world.

DRC's neighbours call for vote recount in troubled election

2019-01-14 12:05

DRC's neighbours are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability.

Fighting over gold in Chad leaves dozens dead: sources

2019-01-14 10:39

Fighting between Chadian and Sudanese rebels at a remote goldmine in northern Chad has left dozens dead, local and rebel sources say.

Algeria's ancient pyramid tombs still shrouded in mystery

2019-01-14 08:01

Dating back centuries, Algeria's pyramid tombs are unique relics of an ancient era but a dearth of research has left the Jeddars shrouded in mystery. Read more...

Zim unions to strike as fuel prices more than double

2019-01-14 06:00

Zimbabwe’s powerful labour-union confederation called for a national strike starting in the early hours of Monday after the government more than doubled fuel prices to among the highest in the world.

Anger as Mnangagwa raises fuel prices in Zimbabwe

2019-01-13 19:00

Zimbabweans have reacted with outrage to a sharp rise in fuel prices announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a move to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst gasoline shortages in a decade.

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum: witnesses

2019-01-13 19:00

Sudanese police have fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Khartoum after organisers called for nationwide rallies against President Omar al-Bashir.

South Sudan pursues fragile peace, but people remain wary

2019-01-15 19:02

South Sudan opposition commander Moses Lokujo flips through his notes, explaining international humanitarian law to an attentive group of senior officers.

New tensions, worries mark Tunisia's revolution anniversary

2019-01-15 16:30

Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.

Gabon's ailing president returns for government swearing-in

2019-01-15 15:00

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government.

Military deploys in Zimbabwe fuel hike protests, 5 killed

2019-01-15 13:39

A Zimbabwean military helicopter has fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires in the capital on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the economically shattered country.

Gabon president leaves Morocco to fly home: source

2019-01-15 12:21

Gabon's ailing president Ali Bongo has left Morocco to fly home days after security forces there foiled an attempted coup, a source close to the leader says.

Russia's Alrosa diamond company to launch in Zimbabwe

2019-01-15 07:32

Russia's Alrosa, the world's leading producer of diamonds, has announced it plans to launch in Zimbabwe on the eve of talks in Moscow between the country's president and Vladimir Putin.

No currency, just a currency crisis: Zimbabwe's woes deepen

2019-01-15 10:27

Not having a currency of its own hasn’t stopped Zimbabwe from sliding into a currency crisis, as a scarcity of foreign exchange has led to long queues for petrol, bread and medicines.

Suspected jihadists kill 12 in northern Mozambique

2019-01-15 05:48

Suspected jihadist fighters have killed 12 people in northern Mozambique as they shift attacks to vehicles despite increased army patrols on main roads.

SA slammed with red meat bans over foot-and-mouth disease

2019-01-14 21:55

Countries neighbouring South Africa have banned the import of cloven-hoofed animals and their products over a foot-and-mouth disease breakout in the northern Limpopo province, government has said.

WATCH: Police fire tear gas in Zimbabwe's capital at fuel protests

2019-01-14 19:04

Zimbabwean police have fired tear gas in suburbs of the capital an attempt to disperse angry demonstrators who burned tires and threw stones to protest fuel price hikes

1 freed, 3 others to stand trial over Kenya mall attack

2019-01-14 14:46

A magistrate's court in Kenya has ruled that three men must stand trial on charges they were involved in a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall in 2013.

Managing life after war: how young people in Uganda are coping

2019-01-14 13:04

For over two decades between 1986 and 2006, northern Uganda experienced a prolonged conflict pitting government forces against the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels, writes The Conversation.

Zim fuel hike: Angry protesters burn tyres, block buses from carrying passengers

2019-01-14 10:39

Commuters are stranded in Zimbabwe's two main cities, as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burn tyres and use rocks to barricade roads.

Zim govt deploys riot police in 'hot spots' as ZCTU calls for strike over fuel price hikes

2019-01-14 09:05

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly deployed riot police in "hot spots" after the country’s largest labour union called for a national strike over a sharp rise in fuel prices.

DRC runner-up Fayulu says country's ruling party is desperate

2019-01-14 05:58

DRC's presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, who is challenging his election loss in court, says the government deployed armed soldiers around his headquarters because of the ruling party's "desperation".

New monarch appointed to ancestral kingdom of Dahomey

2019-01-13 19:00

A new ruler of the former military kingdom of Dahomey in modern-day Benin has been designated, after the death of the previous monarch, last year.

Protesters in Sudan's capital head for rally point station

2019-01-13 17:23

Hundreds of protesters are marching again in and around Sudan's capitol Khartoum, the fourth week of unrest that began over the rising price of bread and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir

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