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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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At least 27 children killed in Liberia school fire – Police

At least 27 children in Liberia were killed in a fire at their school, police said. Police spokesman Moses Carter told Euronews that the fire...

Uganda signs nuclear agreement with Russia

Russia and Uganda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The agreement, which was signed on the sidelines...

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Donald Trump gives orders to ‘substantially increase’ sanctions on Iran

Donald Trump says he has instructed the US Treasury Secretary to substantially increase sanctions on Iran.

Israel election too close to call: exit polls

Israel's general election is too close to call, exit polls showed on Monday. They put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party virtually level...