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Ethiopia detains 1,200 after deadly Addis Ababa clashes

Ethiopia has detained 1,200 people over the deadly political violence that broke out a fortnight ago, police say. These are the first mass arrests since reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...

Swedish PM Lofven ousted in no-confidence vote

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a...

Son of Angola ex-president in custody

A son of Angola's long-serving former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been remanded in custody in connection with a one point five billion dollar embezzlement case. Prosecutors said Jose...

Roads blocked in Cape Town to protest against poverty and crime

Major roads in South Africa's coastal city of Cape Town have been closed following protests by residents against poverty and crime. The Western Cape Police in a statement said eight...

Russia to send new anti-aircraft missiles to Syria

Russia is to send new anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, a week after Syrian forces accidentally shot down a Russian aircraft during an Israeli air strike. The S-300 missile defense system...

US diplomat found dead at his house in Madagascar

An American diplomat has been found dead after an apparent attack at his residence in Madagascar's capital. Police say a suspect has been arrested. A Police spokesperson said "after receiving a...

Brett Kavanaugh: Embattled Trump nominee ‘not going anywhere’

US President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court says he will not pull out because of "false accusations". Brett Kavanaugh rejected allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him by...

Instagram co-founders leave firm

The co-founders of photo-sharing giant Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are both leaving the firm. Mr. Systrom, the chief executive of the app, said they were departing to "explore...

Kagame critic due to go on trial for ‘insurrection’

A woman who tried to challenge Paul Kagame in Rwanda's presidential elections last year, Diane Rwigara, is due to go on trial today. She faces charges of inciting insurrection and...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Beni attack halts outreach work

Ebola prevention activities have been suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni after a deadly rebel attack. Treatment centres will stay open but vaccinations and the tracing...

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Live in peace and harmony – VEEP tells Ghanaians in Easter message

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has wished Christians and all Ghanaians a happy Easter celebration and urged them to live in peace and harmony. He...

Notre Dame official says `computer glitch’ could be fire culprit

PARIS — A "computer glitch" may have been behind the fast-spreading fire that ravaged Notre Dame, the cathedral's rector said Friday, as architects and construction...

President Akufo-Addo mourns Major Gen. Vib Sanskrit

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed sadness over the death of Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri, the Head of Ghana Mission and Force Commander...