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Child bomber kills 4 in northern Cameroon

A child bomber killed four members of a local self-defence group late Tuesday in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram jihadists in their long-running insurgency. The attack in the village of Amchide, near the Nigerian border, was...

5 persons killed by landslide in Guinea

Guinean authorities said that at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital Conakry. The tragedy was announced Tuesday by Boubacar Kasse, spokesman for Guinea’s security minister. He said two children were...

Zimbabwe Invites celebrity at carnival ‘if she wears panties’

Popular South African celebrity Zodwa Wabantu has been invited invited to grace Zimbabwe's week-long Harare International Carnival in September, on the condition that she wears panties. Zodwa Wabantu, known for her ostentatious skimpy dressing, has been asked by Zimbabwe's Tourism Authority (ZTA)...

Angola vote for Dos Santos successor after 38 years rule

Angolans vote Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power in an oil-rich country beset by widespread poverty and...

Questions about Nigeria Buhari’s health remains after broadcast

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation this morning after returning on Saturday from more than three months medical leave in the UK. Mr Buhari - looking thin read slowly from a prepared statement - addressed the nation, but made...

Grace Mugabe’s victim narrates her ordeal

Gabriella Engels, the young model, who has accused Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe of assaulting her, gave an account of what happened. Ms Engels, 20, said she and four other people, two of whom were the sons of President Robert...

More than 40 killed by landslide in DR Congo

More than 40 people have been killed in a landslide in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the vice governor of Ituri province, said on Thursday. Most of the dead were from a fishing village on the banks of...

IAAF tribunal upheld temporary ban on Namibia’s Fredericks

An athletics disciplinary tribunal upheld on Thursday a ban on former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks pending an investigation into potential ethics violations. Fredericks, a multiple Olympic sprint silver medalist and a rising star among international sports...

Dangote says will ‘sack Wenger if he buys Arsenal’

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who ranks as Africa's richest person, has said he will he will sack Arsena's long-serving manager Arsene Wenger if he succeeds in buying the English Premier League club, Bloomberg news agency reports. In an interview with...

2 U.N. monitors likely killed by Congolese militia – UN inquiry

A United Nations inquiry found that two U.N. investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese, likely militia members from central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved." Michael...
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HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...

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"...
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