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Scores killed in a stampede at a church crusade in Tanzania

At least 20 people have been killed and over a dozen injured in a stampede during a church service at a stadium in northern Tanzania, a government official said on Sunday.Hundreds of people packed a stadium on Saturday evening...

Travel ban: Buhari says Nigeria to comply with US new visa rules

Nigeria will work to fix security lapses that led to a US curb on immigration from the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.Mr Buhari said he wants Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, to have "productive relations" with the US.He...

9 illegal miners from Lesotho stoned to death in South Africa

Police in South Africa have launched a manhunt for killers of nine illegal miners from Lesotho who were stoned to death in a western district of Johannesburg.The bodies of the miners were found lying in the streets of Matholeville,...

Tanzanian politician barred from US for gay rights violations

A leading Tanzanian politician who launched a crackdown on homosexuality has been banned from visiting the United States, the US State Department said.In a statement dated Friday, the US said the sanctions on Paul Christian Makonda, the Regional Commissioner...

Amended UN draft resolution calls for withdrawal of mercenaries in Libya

The United Kingdom sent its fellow Security Council members an amended draft resolution on Libya Friday, calling for the withdrawal of mercenaries from the country, according to the text, seen by AFP.The draft expresses the Council's "concern over the...

Detained Ethiopian OLF activist breastfeeding in police station freed

A detained Ethiopian activist, Chaltu Takele, who had been breastfeeding her six-month-old baby in a police station in the western Shambu town has been freed.When Chaltu along with 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), was arrested in...

Malawi court set to deliver judgement on alleged electoral fraud

Malawi's constitutional court will rule on Monday on whether to annul controversial poll results that saw the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, a verdict widely expected to stoke turmoil.The case has gripped the southern African nation and kept Malawians...

Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines suspend all China flights

Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak, which as of Friday had killed more than 200 people and infected nearly 10,000 people.Here is the latest on their plans (in alphabetical order):AIR CANADAAir...

Odion Ighalo becomes 1st Nigerian player to sign for Man. United

Nigerian international and former Watford striker, Odion Ighalo is on his way back to the Premier League, after signing a six-month loan deal with Manchester United.The Red Devils began hunting for an extra striker after seeing top scorer Marcus...
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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...

Amnesty int’l say over 14 killed at religious site in CAR

Amnesty int'l report that came out Thursday says at least 14 people have been killed at a religious site...
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