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Terrified civilians hide, send farewells, during Nairobi siege

23 minutes ago

When an explosion and gunfire rang out at an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, people hid under desks, cowered in bathrooms or hunkered down in their cars, some of them all through the 20-hour siege.

Sudan police tear gas anti-government protest in Kassala: witnesses

23 minutes ago

Sudanese police have fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Kassala, witnesses said, in the first such demonstration held in the eastern town bordering Eritrea.

Egypt kills 5 suspected militants in Sinai: ministry

23 minutes ago

Egyptian police killed five suspected Islamic militants in North Sinai, where security forces are fighting an insurgency led by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, the government has said.

UPDATE: Father of American killed in Kenya speaks out

2019-01-16 19:11

The father of the American killed in the attack in Kenya's capital says his son worked in the complex and often ate at a cafe in the luxury hotel targeted by the gunmen.

Kenya opposition leader slams hotel attackers

2019-01-16 17:00

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says "divisions are what terrorists thrive on" and is appealing for unity following the deadly attack on a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi

ICC prosecutors to appeal acquittal of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

2019-01-16 17:37

International Criminal Court prosecutors have said they would appeal against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and urged judges to bar him from returning to his homeland.

 
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GRIEF:  A woman cries in the arms of a relative in Nairobi, while identifying the bodies of the victims after a blast followed by a gun battle that rocked the upmarket hotel complex. (AFP)

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Zim back online after more than 24 hours blackout – report

2019-01-16 19:20

Zimbabwe’s internet connection, which was shut down on Tuesday, is back after the southern African nation’s president who was in Moscow called for “peace and calm” as a deadly protests in the country continued.

DRC Ebola death toll tops 400

2019-01-16 19:11

The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities have said.

Zim leader calls for 'calm, peace' amid violent protests over fuel hikes

2019-01-16 15:30

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for "calm and peace" as the southern African country entered its third day of protests over the recent fuel hikes.

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WATCH: 'The whole of South Africa has turned a blind eye' - Zimbabwean protesters

2019-01-16 15:08

A group of protesters have been demonstrating outside Zimbabwe's embassy in Pretoria, calling for South Africa to help stop the violence against protesters in the neighbouring country.

DRC vote data reveals massive election fraud – report

2019-01-16 13:35

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition leader Martin Fayulu was a clear winner in the central African nation’s December 19 polls, according to data obtained by the Financial Times

OVERVIEW: Kenya hotel siege over… all attackers eliminated, says President Kenyatta

2019-01-16 09:45

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

WATCH: 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.

WATCH: Kenyan police officer reports 15 bodies

2019-01-16 10:21

A Kenyan police officer says 15 bodies have been taken to the morgue after an attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi claimed by the al-Shabab extremist group.

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.

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

Zimbabwe crisis: What you need to know

2019-01-16 13:53

Zimbabwe's anti-government protest strike has entered day three with streets, particularly in Harare, said to be deserted. Here is what you need to know.

PICS: Zimbabwe police arrest prominent govt critic Pastor Mawarire

2019-01-16 12:19

Zimbabwe police have arrest prominent government critic Evan Mawarire, as a crackdown grows over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country.

Zimbabwe anti-government protest strike enters 3rd day

2019-01-16 10:07

Streets are deserted in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, as a general strike continues for a third day to protest the government's decision to more than double the price of fuel.

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.

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.

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.

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

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