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Prince Charles and wife set for 9-day West Africa visit

The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will arrive in The Gambia later today, for the start of a nine-day tour of West Africa. The royal couple will be visiting Commonwealth countries in the region. The...

S. Sudan’s Riek Machar returns to Juba after two years

For the first time since fleeing South Sudan more than two years ago, opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Wednesday to take part in a nationwide peace celebration.Under the new peace deal signed on September 12, Machar will once...

American missionary killed in Cameroon

A Christian missionary from Indiana was killed in Cameroon on Tuesday when he was shot while traveling in a region where the military and separatists have been fighting, a family member said. The U.S. State Department confirmed on Tuesday that...

Trump plans to scrap USA birthright citizenship

President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States -- guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution -- with an executive order, he said in an interview excerpt released...

Top South African lawyer shot dead outside child’s school

A top South African criminal lawyer was shot dead on Tuesday while dropping his child off at school.Advocate Pete Mihalik‚ 50‚ was killed in what witnesses described as an execution outside Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard in Green Point‚ his...

South Sudan rebel leader now VP Machar to return

South Sudan armed opposition leader Riek Machar is coming home under the country’s latest peace deal, more than two years after he fled on foot into exile, a spokesman said Tuesday.Lam Paul Gabriel told The Associated Press that Machar...

Dozens feared killed as Nigeria military opens fire on Shi’ite protesters

Nigeria’s military shot at Shi’ite Muslim protesters marching in the capital Abuja on Monday to demand the release of their religious leader, according to witnesses.Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) took part in the march...

Huge emerald found in Zambia Kagem mine

Miners at Zambia's Kagem mine, in the north of the country, have discovered a rare high quality 5,655 carat (1.13kg) emerald crystal.The emerald – dubbed "Inkalamu" (meaning lion) - "shows remarkable clarity with a perfectly balanced golden green colour,"...

Libya’s Khalifa Haftar arrives Rome, ahead of crisis talks

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, whose self-styled Libyan National Army dominates the country's east, was in Rome Monday for talks ahead of next month's Sicily conference on the conflict-hit North African nation.Italy is trying to convince Haftar to support a...

Gabon’s Ali Bongo recuperating in Riyadh hospital

Gabonese President Ali Bongo, hospitalised in Saudi Arabia since Wednesday, was taken into medical care after suffering a bout of exhaustion during a trip to Riyadh, his office said.The 59-year-old leader was in the Saudi capital for a flagship economic forum...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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