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Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday.Six Turkish nationals were among the wounded, with two in...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.Former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in Germany...

Details of Zimbabwe vice president’s nasty divorce exposes luxurious life of elites

Zimbabwe is gripped by the explosive details of charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry Chiwenga, née Mubaiwa.A glimpse of the luxurious lives of Zimbabwe’s ruling elite, as the rest...

Ethiopia mega dam to be filled ‘within seven years’

Ethiopian ministers have said the country will fill up the Grand Renaissance Dam over a period of "between four to seven years" despite Egypt's push for a longer span, the state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reports.Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew...

UN says 14 killed in an attack on Fulani village in Mali

Fourteen people were killed and two wounded on Thursday in an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali, according to the UN, in an apparent bout of ethnic violence.The figure, from a UN report on the incident, revises...

Thousands of Jammeh supporters rally in Gambia, call for his return

Thousands of supporters of The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh have demonstrated on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding his return from self-exile. The protest on Thursday came days after Jammeh was heard in an audio recording insisting that the West African state...

Lesotho PM bows to pressure, set to resign over ex-wife’s murder

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder of his estranged wife, according to the ruling party.The announcement on Thursday followed accusation by senior members of the All Basotho...

Erdogan’s Turkey begins troop deployment to Libya

Turkey is beginning to send troops into Libya in support of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, days before a summit in Berlin which will address the Libyan conflict.Speaking in Ankara, Erdogan added...

Angola ex-president’s daughter Isabel dos Santos moots presidency run despite charges

Africa’s richest woman and Angola’s ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos expressed interest on Thursday in running for the presidency despite an asset freeze and accusations of diverting more than a billion dollars of state money.It was the first time...
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Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...