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Human remains, wreckage f-rom EgyptAir flight MS804 found off coast of Alexandria, Egyptian military reports

Human remains, wreckage f-rom EgyptAir...

EGYPT’S civil aviation minister has told relatives of the passengers of the EgyptAir crash there are...

Kenyan police launch inquiry over attack on man during protest

Kenyan police launch inquiry over attack...

Video appears to shows three officers taking turns to hit and kick apparently unconscious man who...

How South African women are reclaiming the headscarf

How South African women are reclaiming...

African women have worn headscarves for many years for religious, cultural reasons and even as a...

Body part and seats f-rom EgyptAir flight MS804 found, says Greece

Body part and seats f-rom EgyptAir...

Greek defence minister says debris also including suitcases discovered, but that cause of crash...

Oscar Pistorius legal team pushes for leniency during his sentencing hearing in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius legal team pushes for...

REEVA Steenkamp’s father broke down in court as he told a dramatic sentencing hearing that Oscar...

EgyptAir 804 Black Boxes Remain Unrecovered: What We Know About the Hunt for Answers

EgyptAir 804 Black Boxes Remain...

The crucial black boxes f-rom EgyptAir Flight 804 have yet to be recovered after the plane...

Europe migrant crisis: Heartbreaking photo of dead baby should shock the world

Europe migrant crisis: Heartbreaking...

WARNING: Graphic and distressing image A HEARTBREAKING photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the...

Nigeria’s Buhari Travels to London for Ear Treatment

Nigeria’s Buhari Travels to London for...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is traveling to London on Monday to receive treatment for an ear...

U.S. Special Forces in Somalia firefight

U.S. Special Forces in Somalia firefight

No U.S. troops were wounded in what quickly turned into a firefight. Ugandan troops


Several feared dead in suspected jihadist attack on Turkish cafe in Burkina-Faso

  •   13/08/2017 10:10:00 PM
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Several people, including foreigners, were reportedly shot as suspected Islamist militants attacked a Turkish restaurant in central Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina-Faso, and started a gun battle with the military.

© Issouf Sanogo / AFP (file photo) | A police officer in Ouagadougou on February 27, 2017.

Suspected jihadists attack restaurant in Burkina Faso

  •   13/08/2017 10:07:00 PM
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An attack by gunmen on a Turkish restaurant left at least four people dead late Sunday in the capital of Burkina Faso, a West African country that has seen a surge in violence by Islamic extremists over the past few years.

© Carl de Souza, AFP | Kenyan police chase protestors in Mathare slum in Nairobi on August 9, 2017, a day after general elections.

Two protesters shot dead in Nairobi slum

  •   09/08/2017 12:43:00 PM
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Two protesters were shot dead by police in the Kenyan capital Wednesday as unrest broke out after opposition claims of massive rigging in an election that President Uhuru Kenyatta looked certain to win.

© Luis Tato / AFP | An official opens a ballot box at a polling station in Kiboro Primary School, in the Mathare slums of Nairobi on August 8, 2017.

Kenyan opposition leader claims 'hacking', rejects election results

  •   09/08/2017 10:07:00 AM
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Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged electoral fraud due to hacking.

Voting was mostly smooth and turnout was high, said the election commission [Thomas Mukoya/Reuters]

President Kenyatta takes early lead against Odinga

  •   08/08/2017 10:41:00 PM
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President Kenyatta leads partial results but the opposition say the counting process was flawed and dispute the tally.

REUTERS / Pro-Zuma supporters celebrate in Cape Town

South Africa's Zuma at risk in secret ballot 'no confidence' vote

  •   08/08/2017 01:28:00 PM
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South African President Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote by secret ballot in parliament Tuesday, with opponents hoping that discontented ANC lawmakers could help oust him from office.

President Jacob Zuma has been under pressure after sacking widely respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in March

South Africa MPs to vote in secret on Zuma no-confidence motion

  •   07/08/2017 07:49:00 PM
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South African MPs will vote in secret on a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, the parliament's speaker has announced.

Pres. Barack Obama delivering a speech in Nairobi, Kenya, July 26, 2015. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Obama urges calm in Kenya amid fears of election violence

  •   07/08/2017 04:50:00 PM
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Obama identifies himself as a “friend of the Kenyan people.

© KEVIN MIDIGO / AFP | Supporters of opposition leader, Raila Odinga, during a rally on 3 August.

Fears of violent aftermath as Kenya goes to the polls

  •   07/08/2017 04:36:00 PM
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Kenyans go to the polls Tuesday in a tightly fought presidential election as President Uhuru Kenyatta faces veteran opposition challenger Raila Odinga amid fears of violence.


Video: Kenyans flee to the countryside in anticipation of election violence

  •   04/08/2017 01:40:00 PM
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Thousands of Kenyans are retreating to rural areas in anticipation of next week’s vote because they fear a reprise of the election-related unrest a decade ago in which 1,200 people were killed.

Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been taken to hospital with chest pains amid heart attack fears while serving murder sentence. Picture: AFP.

Oscar Pistorius ‘taken to hospital with chest pains’ amid heart attack fears

  •   03/08/2017 02:27:00 PM
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SHAMED athlete Oscar Pistorius has been treated in hospital after complaining of chest pains while in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, it’s claimed.

Senegal's President Macky Sall (AFP Photo/THIERRY CHARLIER)

Senegal ruling party coalition claims election landslide

  •   31/07/2017 03:39:00 PM
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The ruling coalition had "emerged victorious"

REUTERS / The case of the dog named after the president sparked a furore at the time

Nigeria's Buhari: Dog owner cleared after court saga over name

  •   26/07/2017 09:39:00 AM
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Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari.

An HIV-positive nine-year-old in South Africa shows in 2014 the arsenal of antiretroviral pills he must take. On Monday, the International AIDS Society conference in Paris was told about a South African child (not the one shown in this picture) wh

South African child remains AIDS free without ongoing drug treatment, researchers say

  •   24/07/2017 05:24:00 PM
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Researchers present 'rare phenomenon' at International AIDS Society conference in Paris

© Reinnier Kaze, AFP | A Cameroonian policeman patrols as Muslims attend the Friday prayer in Maroua, in the extreme northern province, west of the Nigerian border, on September 16, 2016.

Boko Haram suspects tortured to death in Cameroon, rights group says

  •   20/07/2017 02:02:00 PM
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Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody at a military base that has also been used by American and French troops, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.

© AFP Photo/Communication cell of the Cameroonian Defence Ministry | Boats of Cameroon's Rapid Intervention Battalion in the peninsula of Bakassi, western Cameroon, to fight against kidnapping and attacks by pirates in Bakassi on May 5, 2009.

Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing

  •   17/07/2017 10:06:00 AM
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Thirty-four Cameroonian soldiers from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade were missing Monday, a day after an army vessel capsized off the country's southeastern coast.

© Abdelhak Senna, AFP (archives)

French prosecutor seeks jail for Equatorial Guinea president's son

  •   05/07/2017 11:24:00 AM
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A French public prosecutor on Wednesday asked a court to sentence the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president to three years in jail on charges of using money plundered from his country to buy Parisian luxury properties and exotic cars.

El Hadji Diouf now lives and works in his native Senegal

El Hadji Diouf: I am not a bad guy, says controversial Senegal great

  •   26/06/2017 09:35:00 AM
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El Hadji Diouf is a hero in Senegal. Everywhere he goes, he is mobbed by fans both young and old. His countrymen are still grateful for the stellar role he played during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

Sebastien Rieussec, AFP file picture| The resort, near Bamako, is popular with foreigners living in Mali

Resort outside Bamako frequented by foreigners under attack

  •   18/06/2017 08:12:00 PM
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A luxury resort popular with expatriates outside Mali’s capital Bamako came under attack by gunmen on Sunday, leaving at least three dead. According to government sources, "suspected jihadists" are behind the attack.

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