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Group of 20 South African teens to fly plane they built to Cairo

A group of teens is set to make aviation history as they plan to fly a light aircraft from Cape Town to Cairo in Egypt.The group of 20 plans to fly the 10 139km distance on June 12 in...

Etienne Tshisekedi’s body to arrive Kinshasa for burial today

The body of opposition leader and father of Democratic Republic of Congo's new president is set to arrive to his home country on Thursday, two years after he died in Belgium, his family has told BBC Swahili. The arrival has been...

Savimbi funeral to go ahead on Saturday in spite of row over body

Angola's main opposition party, Unita, has moved to cool tensions over the handling of the remains of former leader Jonas Savimbi, AFP news agency reports.A row erupted between the Angolan government and the opposition over the planned re-burial of...

Eritrea welcomes removal from US terror blacklist

The Eritrean government has welcomed the impending removal of the country from a blacklist of nations that the US accuses of "not fully co-operating" with anti-terrorism efforts. Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel told the BBC that the "categorisation was erroneous” in...

Nigeria’s Buhari sworn in for a second term in office

Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in for a 2nd four-year term as president, he arrived the Eagle Square venue of swearing in ceremony at 10.03 am, in company of wife, Aisha.President Buhari was received by Vice-President Yemi...

Algerian activist dies in prison after 50 days of hunger strike

An Algerian human rights campaigner and Mozabite Berber activist died in pre-trial detention on Tuesday, his lawyer said, accusing judicial authorities of causing his death.Kameleddine Fekhar's lawyer condemned the authorities following his client's death saying he had endured great...

Jihadist al-Ashmawi arrested in Libya transferred to Egypt

One of the most-wanted Egyptian militants who was captured in neighbouring Libya last year has been transferred to Egypt, state media reported on Wednesday.Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar handed over Hisham al-Ashmawi after meeting with Egypt's intelligence services chief in Benghazi, his office...

France warns W. African states, say don’t take our troops for granted

West African states fighting Islamist militancy in the region should not take France’s military presence for granted because Paris will not be there forever, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.The Sahel region is suffering from a spike...

Ex-Botswana president Ian Khama says successor is drunk on power

Botswana's former President Ian Khama has told the BBC that his successor, who he used to see "as a brother", is now "drunk on power". He said"During the period that he was my vice-president I had nothing at...

Mutharika calls on opposition to accept Malawi vote result

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday urged opposition parties to accept the outcome of an election clouded by fraud allegations as he was sworn in for a second term.Thousands of supporters gathered at a sports stadium in Malawi?s commercial...
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Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military...

French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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