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6 lions seen roaming parts of Nairobi

Six lions walked out of Nairobi National Park and were roaming through parts of the city yesterday, scaring residents for a few hours before the big cats returned to the reserve. The lions were first spotted at 4am near...

South Africa stringent visa rules leads to 6.8% decline in tourism

The total number of tourists visiting South Africa fell around 6.8 percent in 2015, compared with the previous year, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday. That works out to a loss of about 650, 000 tourists, according...

Bomb horror on passenger jet in Somalia: passenger fall from 14,000ft

A passenger was sucked out of a plane at 14,000 feet after a suspected bomb blasted a hole through the side of the fuselage just five minutes after take off. Eyewitnesses claim the badly burned body of an elderly...

Ancient Egyptian boat discovered near pyramids

Czech archaeologists have unearthed an ancient funerary boat near the Abusir pyramids south of Cairo, officials said Monday, in a discovery that could shed light on shipbuilding in ancient Egypt.The discovery of the more than 4,500-year-old remains of the...

EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash

An EgyptAir mechanic whose cousin joined Islamic State in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt's skies in late October, according to sources familiar with the matter. So...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven...
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Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending...

Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in...

FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...