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Kenya bans child adoption by foreign nationals

Kenya’s government has banned foreign nationals living in the country from adopting children with immediate effect. This comes after media reports indicated that ambiguities in the adoption process might be...

Kenyan MP demands law to control farting on planes

A Kenyan MP has demanded that a law be passed to help flight crews deal with passengers battling flatulence on board. Lilian Achieng Gogo, MP for Rangwe constituency in western...

Dozens arrested over money-transfer scams

Police in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya have arrested dozens of people suspected of carrying out large-scale money-transfer scams. The scams involve tricking victims into wiring money to bank accounts controlled...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be buried at national monument on Sunday – Family

HARARE – Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare on Sunday (September 15), Mugabe family spokesman Leo Mugabe told Reuters,...

Sudan PM Hamdok arrives in Juba on first official trip

Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok arrived in South Sudan on Thursday on his first official visit since becoming prime minister, declaring "the sky is the limit" for ties...

WHO deploys technical team to Tanzania to support investigation of a rumour of unknown...

The World Health Organization (WHO) is aware of a rumour related to the death of a person due to an unknown illness in Tanzania. We have reached out to...

DRC minister says at least 50 dead after train accident

The humanitarian minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed on Thursday that at least 50 people were killed when a train derailed in the country’s southeastern province of...

Nigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari’s election

A Nigerian election tribunal rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February's presidential election, which saw Muhammadu Buhari returned to office. Defeated contender Atiku...

Robert Mugabe to be buried next week in his village: Family

Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe will not be buried at a national monument for liberation heroes in the capital, Harare, but at his village early next week, his family...

Ethiopia enters New Year, 2012

Ethiopians today (September 12) usher in New Year with bright and colourful decorations in the capital, Addis Ababa and other cities and towns across the Horn of Africa country. Nationals...

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Africa

Tunisia’s late President’s wife dies on election day

As Tunisians await the declaration of the election results following the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi his wife Mrs Chadlia Caid Essebsi has...

Algeria to hold presidential election on December 12

Algerians will go to the polls on December 12 to replace long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned in April, following protests. Mr Bouteflika, has been...

World

Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

The US has released satellite images and cited intelligence to back its claim, that Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. Iran however,...

US woman swallows engagement ring in her sleep

A US woman has undergone surgery after removing and swallowing her engagement ring in her sleep. Jenna Evans, 29, said she and her fiancé Bobby...