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Africa

Video: Passengers chant prayers, sob mid air as flight engine catches fire in Nigeria

Minutes after take off, the plane started wobbling in the air due to technical glitches.

20 Apr 2017 7:03 PM

South Sudan refugees take 13 UN Congo mission staff hostage

The South Sudanese refugees wanted to be sent other East African countries to avoid their forced return to South Sudan.

19 Apr 2017 9:43 AM

Indian cargo ship hijack: Somali pirates flee, take 11-member crew hostage

Pirates told Reuters they would keep the crew to use as bargaining chips for the freedom of pirates jailed in India.

11 Apr 2017 8:32 AM

Zuma hits back, says anti-govt protests ‘racist’

Zuma has easily survived previous such votes against him.

11 Apr 2017 3:22 AM

Egypt Parliament drafts bill to ban burqa in public places

MP Amna Nosseir said that wearing the veil is not a requirement of Islam and in fact has non-Islamic origins.

10 Apr 2017 9:07 AM

After terror attacks on churches, Egypt declares state of emergency for 3 months

The emergency law expands police powers of arrest, surveillance and seizures and can limit freedom of movement.

10 Apr 2017 8:00 AM

Egypt: Church blasts kill at least 43; ISIS claims both attacks

The second church was attacked in Alexandria hours after a bomb blast at a church in Tanta killed 26 people.

09 Apr 2017 6:35 PM

Egypt: 25 killed in north Cairo church bombing

No one immediately claimed the attack.

09 Apr 2017 2:22 PM

Over 6,000 flee 'terrifying' violence in South Sudan town: UN

UN peacekeeping mission UNMISS said on Wednesday that they had twice been prevented from accessing Pajok.

07 Apr 2017 9:04 PM

South Africa in dock for failing to arrest visiting Sudanese president

Bashir faces 10 charges, including three of genocide as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity in the western Darfur region.

07 Apr 2017 10:41 AM