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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

Le candidat d'opposition, Raila Odinga, a annoncé son retrait de l'élection présidentielle au Kenya. Baz Ratner/REUTERS

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from Oct. 26 election re-run

  •   11/10/2017 01:56:00 AM
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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew Tuesday from a re-run of the presidential election in the latest twist to a political saga that has plunged the nation into uncertainty.

© AFP | File photo taken on August 3, 1975 shows Rwandan president General Juvenal Habyarimana during a OUA (Organization of African Unity) summit, in Kampala, Uganda.

New witness emerges in 1994 downing of Rwandan president's plane

  •   10/10/2017 02:01:00 AM
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French judges have heard from a new witness who claims to have seen missiles allegedly used to kill former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, whose death sparked genocide in 1994, a source close to the case told AFP on Monday.

Image made from video shows a firemen at the site of a tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Accra, Ghana. At least seven were killed. (The Associated Press)

Death toll rises to 7 in gas station explosions in Ghana

  •   09/10/2017 01:54:00 AM
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Blazing mushroom cloud seen after explosion that sent 68 to hospital

© FETHI BELAID / AFP | This file photo taken on September 11, 2017 shows Tunisian health minister Slim Chaker (C) attending a parliamentary session in Tunis.

Tunisian health minister dies after charity marathon

  •   08/10/2017 09:36:00 PM
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Tunisia's health minister died of a heart attack on Sunday after taking part in a charity marathon to help battle cancer, officials said.

Nigerien soldiers stand guard in October 2016 at the Tazalit refugee camp 300 kilometres northeast of the capital Niamey. (Boureima Hama/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. and Nigerien troops killed in ambush on patrol in Niger

  •   05/10/2017 04:43:00 AM
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5 Nigerien soldiers and 3 U.S. Green Berets killed in ambush

Partygoers pose with premium drinks in Quilox nightclub, Lagos.

Nigerian party people keep the champagne flowing through recession

  •   25/09/2017 05:31:00 PM
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Nigerian drinkers can have expensive tastes.

© Matteo Koffi Fraschini, AFP | Supporters of the Togolese opposition National Panafrican Party (PNP) gather around a writing on the street demanding President Faure Gnassingbe to leave office during a march in Lome on September 20, 2017.

Boy killed at massive Togo protest

  •   24/09/2017 09:53:00 PM
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A 10-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured in Togo's capital as hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated Wednesday, the security minister said.

© Matteo Koffi Fraschini, AFP | Supporters of the Togolese opposition National Panafrican Party (PNP) gather around a writing on the street demanding President Faure Gnassingbe to leave office during a march in Lome on September 20, 2017.

Boy killed at massive Togo protest

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A 10-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured in Togo's capital as hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated Wednesday, the security minister said.

© FAROUK BATICHE / AFP | Two Algerian policemen stand together against a backdrop of the national flag in Algiers on March 7, 2011.

Suicide bomb attack in Algeria kills two policeman

  •   01/09/2017 03:33:00 PM
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A suicide attack on a police station in western Algeria killed two policeman after one officer jumped on the attacker to protect his colleagues from the blast, state news agency APS and police said on Thursday.

GETTY IMAGES / Uhuru Kenyatta, in power since 2013, won a second term at last month's poll, which has now been declared invalid

Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court

  •   01/09/2017 03:29:00 PM
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Kenya's Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month's presidential election, citing irregularities, and ordered a new one within 60 days.

© Yoan Valat, AFP | The French president posing with the first 11 members of his new Presidential Council for Africa.

France’s Macron sets up advisory body to help shape Africa policy

  •   30/08/2017 06:19:00 PM
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French President Emmanuel Macron has established a brand new Presidential Council for Africa, designed to advise him on African issues and help identify and address the many challenges facing the continent.

© Marco Longari, AFP | A polling station official shows an empty ballot box during the counting of votes at the end of the general election in Luanda, on August 23, 2017.

Angola's ruling MPLA party leads general election with 65% of the vote

  •   25/08/2017 03:54:00 AM
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The ruling MPLA party won Angola's elections, a poll official announced Thursday, with party candidate Joao Lourenco now set to succeed President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos who has ruled for 38 years.

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Burkina Faso terror attack kills 20, government says

  •   14/08/2017 02:40:00 PM
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Twenty people have been killed and a number wounded in a terror attack in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.

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

  •   14/08/2017 04:10:00 AM
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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

  •   14/08/2017 04:07:00 AM
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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 06:43:00 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 04:07:00 PM
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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

  •   09/08/2017 04:41:00 AM
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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 07:28:00 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.

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