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Kenyan policeman sentenced to death

Kenya's High Court has sentenced a senior policeman to death for the murder of a detainee - one of two cases resulting in rare officer convictions. In a separate case,...

Mobile phones can help poor women build new lives: Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said on Tuesday that mobile phones were most powerful in the hands of the world's poorest women. “In rich countries,...

Peace Accord: Buhari begs Atiku, others to accept result

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to all Presidential candidates in Saturday’s election to commit to the ideals of the peace accord for a rancour-free contest. President Buhari said the most...

35 illegal immigrants rescued off western Libya

Libyan authorities on Tuesday rescued 35 illegal immigrants of different nationalities off the country's western coast. The immigrants, coming from Sudan, Benin, Ivory Coast and Bangladesh, were rescued by a...

Gold miners feared dead in Zimbabwe floods

Dozens of gold panners are feared to have drowned underground after heavy rains flooded shafts at two mines in Zimbabwe, police are quoted by the state-owned broadcaster as saying. Rescue...

Cameroon’s main opposition leader charged with rebellion – lawyer

DOUALA - Cameroon's main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been charged in a military court with rebellion and seven other offences, indictments that could carry the death penalty, his...

Singer killed by celebratory gunfire

A singer in Ethiopia has been accidentally shot dead by celebratory gunfire at the opening of a hotel. Dadhi Gelan was struck by a stray bullet while performing at the...

Five bodies recovered from Liberian gold mine

The bodies of five people trapped in a gold mine in Liberia have been recovered. Their bodies were hastily buried because of their state of decomposition. Around 35 people are thought...

Kenyan police ‘arrest six’ over activist’s death

Police say they have arrested six people in connection with the death of Kenyan human rights activist Caroline Mwatha. Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti told Kenyan media that police...

Election clashes turn deadly in Senegal

At least one person has been killed during clashes between supporters of rival politicians ahead of Senegal's elections this month. The fighting broke out in Tambacounda in the east of...

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Up to 3,500 jobs at risk as Honda ‘plans to close Swindon car plant’

Japanese carmaker Honda is set to announce the closure of its Swindon car plant putting 3,500 jobs at risk, Sky News reported on Monday. Sky...

Saudis say Prince Mohammed bin Salman has no plan to buy Man United

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