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  • 9 dead in Congo's Ebola outbreak

    Nine confirmed Ebola victims have died since the virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month, the country's health

  • Rivals on collision course

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday called for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and said he would use all means necessary to challenge the result.

  • Tense calm grips Harare

    Soldiers and police cleared the streets of central Harare yesterday a day after a deadly crackdown on protestors as the Zimbabwean authorities begged for patience over the release of the results from landmark presidential elections.

  • 12 killed in attack on Mali election convoy

    Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said yesterday. The attack occurred late on Tuesday on the road between Nampala and Coura in Segou.

  • Ruling party retains power

    European Union observers yesterday listed several problems in Zimbabwe's presidential and parliamentary election, including voter intimidation and mistrust in the electoral commission, as the main opposition leader accused the ruling party of trying to rig the result.

  • Tense count as opposition claims victory

    Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party yesterday claimed victory in the country's historic elections, setting the scene for a showdown with the ruling ZANU-PF that has held power since independence in 1980.

  • Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe election

    Zimbabweans yesterday voted in the first election since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup, with allegations of voter suppression raising fears of a disputed result.

  • Mali votes in key polls

    Mali went to the polls yesterday, with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita seeking a second 5-year term in the fragile Sahel state beset by deadly ethnic and jihadist violence. After a campaign marred by violent incidents, 23,000 polling stations opened at 0800 GMT and are scheduled to close at 1800 GMT.

  • Zimbabwe readies for post-Mugabe polls

    Zimbabwe goes to the polls tomorrow in its first election since authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted last year, with allegations

  • New Ebola virus found in S Leone

    A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11,000 across West

  • 27 soldiers killed in Somalia as militants storm army base

    Fighters of the al Shabaab group attack a military base with a suicide car bomb in the south of Somalia, killing 27 soldiers, the group says, a blast heard by residents of a nearby town.

  • Egypt okays bill to monitor social media

    The Egyptian parliament yesterday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting "fake news", the legislature said.

  • Flooding kills 49 in northern Nigeria

    Flooding caused by torrential rains on Nigeria's border with Niger has left 49 people dead and another 20 missing, the emergency services said yesterday.

  • My party will rule 'forever' - Says Tanzania president

    Tanzania's President John Magufuli who has come under fire for his authoritarian leadership style has vowed that his ruling party will be "in power forever, for eternity".

  • Twin blasts kill five at Somalia ministry

    Two explosions rocked Somalia's internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu yesterday morning killing five civilians, a police

  • Communal clashes kill 200 in Nigeria

    More than 200 people were killed in violence against farming communities last weekend in Plateau state, central Nigeria, according to a

  • UN Peacekeeping

    Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper killed in South Sudan ambush

    A Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan is killed today when an aid convoy was ambushed in the west of the country, the United Nations mission says.

  • 86 killed in Nigeria communal clashes

    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic

  • Ethiopia, Zimbabwe leaders survive attacks in rallies

    Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped attacks on their respective rallies

  • 25 bodies found after army sweep in Mali

    Twenty-five bodies were found in central Mali after the army carried out a sweep in the unstable region, sources said yesterday, adding

  • Two stabbed to death in South Africa mosque

    A man stabbed two people to death and wounded two others in an attack yesterday at a mosque in South Africa before being shot dead

  • 9 killed in Niger suicide attacks

    Nine people were killed in three suicide bombings in southeastern Niger near the border with Nigeria, a local official says.

  • International Environment Day

    This year, plastic pollution is the main theme of International Environment Day, celebrated on June 5.

  • Anti-immigration party wins Slovenia elections

    An anti-immigration opposition party won Slovenia's parliamentary election on Sunday, taking 25 percent of the vote, according to

  • Cattle rustlers kill 23 in northern Nigeria

    Cattle thieves have killed 23 people in Nigeria's Zamfara state which has been battling cattle rustling and kidnapping in recent months, a

  • 23 killed by Nigeria cattle thieves

    Cattle thieves have killed 23 people in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state which has been battling cattle rustling and kidnapping in recent months, a local government official says.

  • Grandparents have right to see their grandchildren

    Grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren, the EU's top court ruled yesterday, meaning divorced parents cannot deny

  • 20 killed in suspected jihadist attack in Mali

    Around 20 people including civilians were killed in a suspected jihadist attack in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, sources

  • Suicide blasts kill three in NE Nigeria

    Two female suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram jihadists killed at least three people in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said Monday.

  • 50 dead in Congo boat accident

    Fifty people died in a boat accident on a river in remote northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said yesterday.