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Deadly stampede in Nigeria at political rally days ahead of election

A number of people were killed in a stampede at a rally in support of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, local officials from his party said on Tuesday, days ahead...

Thousands flee fresh violence in South Sudan, many ‘suffering from trauma’

Over the past few days thousands of desperate civilians have been fleeing a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan’s Equatoria state, seeking safety in neighbouring Democratic Republic of...

‘Urgent need’ to stop Mali violence with ‘effective’ military response: UN expert

The state of human rights and security across Mali is a “cause of grave concern,” the independent UN rights expert for the northwest African nation said in a statement...

Ramaphosa angered by SA power cuts

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is "quite angry" with the state-owned electricity firm Eskom over the rationing of power in the country for the first time since...

UN official blasts Buhari over top judge’s suspension

A UN judicial expert says the Nigerian president broke international rules when he recently suspended the country's Chief Justice. President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen last month over allegations that...

‘Someone must account’: Ivorian president on Gbagbo’s ICC acquittal

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara says justice must be served to the victims of the 2010 post-election violence, following the acquittal of former President Laurent Gbagbo by the International Criminal...

Egypt’s Sisi takes over as new head of African Union

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took over as chair of the African Union (AU) following a meeting by heads of state from the continent in Ethiopia's capital on Sunday. The...

Soweto Gospel Choir wins third grammy award

South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir has won the Best World Music Album at the Grammys award ceremony in Los Angeles in the US. It was the group's third win on...

Nigeria election: Election office burnt down six days before polls

An office for Nigeria's election commission has been burned down just six days before the country is due to vote in a general election.The fire in Plateau State has...

Bouteflika seeks fifth term as Algeria’s president

Algeria's 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek a fifth term in April's elections, he announced in a message published by state media.Mr Bouteflika has been in office for 20...

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Mobile money revolution in Ghana

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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

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is not planning to buy Manchester United, the kingdom’s government has announced. The Sun have reported that Prince...