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USA, China in race for South Africa nuclear plants, bid opens in a few months

Bidding for power plants in South Africa is expected to start in coming months, France's special envoy for nuclear matters said Wednesday in Johannesburg. Pascal Colombani said the process which was expected at the end of March or early...

Al-Shabaab journalist Hassan Hanafi executed in Somalia

Somalia has executed a journalist accused of helping members of al-Shabab kill at least five journalists in the capital. Hassan Hanafi, who was captured in neighbouring Kenya in 2014, was executed on Monday morning by a firing squad in...

Mastermind of Kenya university attack killed in Somalia

A jihadist leader who organised the April 2015 attack on Garissa University in eastern Kenya which left 148 people dead, has been killed in a raid in southwestern Somalia, a local official said Wednesday. "Sixteen armed men, four of...

Somali al-Shabab say responsible for deadly attack on Ambassador hotel Mogadishu

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police...

Chinese peacekeeper, 3 civilians killed in attacks on two UN sites in Mali

Attacks on United Nations sites in northern Mali killed four people, including one Chinese peacekeeper, and wounded more than a dozen, the U.N. mission said on Wednesday. Mali's peacekeeping mission was started in April 2013, after Tuareg separatists and...

Mali’s arm wrestlers seek global recognition

A group of young men with muscles to rival Popeye are hoping to make explosive arm wrestling bouts a national pastime in Mali after showcasing their skills in the first international tournament the country has hosted. Sibiri "Superman" Traore...

How to grow food in drought-hit Zimbabwe?

Several rivers pass from Zimbabwe's lush Eastern highlands through the lowlands of drought-hit Chipinge, Mutare and Chimanimani districts. But while river water is plentiful, hard-up farmers have no way to get enough of it to their fields. "We did...
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Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...
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