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Deadly stampede at Mozambique election rally

In Mozambique, a stampede at an election rally for President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday has left at least 10 people dead, AFP reports quoting a statement from the governing...

South Sudan parties agree to form interim government by Nov 12

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government by the middle of November, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday. The...

Liberia chiefs call for action over economic crimes

More than 300 chiefs representing Liberia’s rural and traditional bloc have called on the president to set up a war and economic crimes court as part of measures to...

Zimbabweans to view Mugabe’s body amid burial dispute

The body of Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe will soon be taken to lie in state at a stadium in the capital, Harare. Members of the public will be able...

Zambians urged to cut down on maize meal staple food

Zambia’s Vice-President Inonge Wina has advised Zambians to switch to what she says are more nutritious foods as opposed to relying on the staple food maize meal - known...

Robert Mugabe’s body arrives home from Singapore

The body of Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe after a private flight from Singapore, where he died last week aged 95. Mr Mugabe was Zimbabwe's first leader after...

Kenyan schoolgirl takes her own life after ‘period shaming’

A schoolgirl in Kenya has taken her own life after allegedly being shamed in class for having her period and staining her uniform. The 14-year-old's mother said her daughter hanged...

Rwanda agrees to take in hundreds of African migrants

Rwanda has agreed to take in hundreds of African migrants who are currently being held in Libyan detention centres. A joint agreement between the government, UN Refugee Agency (UNHRC) and...

Remains of Robert Mugabe enroute to Zimbabwe from Singapore

The body of Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe is on its way from Singapore, where he died last week, for burial in his home country. Police motorcade escorted a hearse...

Ethiopia unveils ‘blueprint’ to drive economic growth

The government of Ethiopia has unveiled what it describes as a “Homegrown Economic Reform” agenda aimed at unlocking the country’s development potential. “Several months in the making and spearheaded by...

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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...