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Egypt: Toll rises to 43 in trains collision; officials say deadliest rail accident

An eyewitness who lives close to the crash site said he and others ran toward the site when they heard the sound of the impact.

12 Aug 2017 10:02 AM

Trains collide in Egyptian city of Alexandria; 31 killed, 109 injured

The head of the ambulance services Dr Abu Homs said he fears the death toll and the number of injured could rise further.

11 Aug 2017 8:13 PM

Kenya waits to hear final results of already disputed vote

The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition on Thursday demanded that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president.

11 Aug 2017 2:34 PM

Kenya opposition cries foul over poll results as Prez Kenyatta surges ahead

The contested election in 2013 was taken to the courts, and ended largely peacefully even though Odinga lost.

09 Aug 2017 12:39 PM

Kenya goes to poll in presidential elections

Voters formed long lines at many polling stations waiting for the chance to cast ballots in the tightly contested race for the presidency.

08 Aug 2017 10:36 AM

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India disturbing LoC, border situation, says Pakistan

Pakistan would not compromise over the issue of Kashmir, says Khawaja Asif.

07 Aug 2017 1:05 AM

Shooting at Nigeria church leaves 12 dead, say hospital sources

Several worshippers with gunshot wounds were receiving treatment at the hospital, the source said.

06 Aug 2017 7:48 PM

United Nations finds mass graves in northern Mali

The armed groups accused of abuses by the UN operate in areas where Mali's army and state is absent or has a very limited presence.

06 Aug 2017 12:26 PM

Kenya gears up to high-stakes elections

The men belong to two of the country's main ethnic groups, Kenyatta from the Kikuyu, the largest, and Odinga the Luo.

06 Aug 2017 7:46 AM

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius out of hospital, back in Jail

Pistorius is serving a 6-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva, a model and law graduate, in his Pretoria house in 2013.

04 Aug 2017 6:44 PM

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Egypt: Clerics offering religious advice in Cairo metro station stir debate

The idea is to give Muslim worshippers a way to plug in fast to Islamic teachings and correct misconceptions of religious texts.

01 Aug 2017 1:55 PM

Kenya's election campaign enters tense final week today

The violence in east Africa's richest economy, seen as a bastion of stability, traumatised the nation and stunned observers.

01 Aug 2017 9:30 AM

24 people killed in fights between al Shabaab fighters & Somali troops

Uganda’s defence ministry said its soldiers were part of the AMISOM convoy and an unspecified number of its soldiers had been killed.

31 Jul 2017 11:11 AM

Doing well by sitting beside white students: South Africa teacher fired for racism

The elite private college had given Arlow, a geography teacher, a final written warning for his actions but had kept him on staff.

28 Jul 2017 9:13 PM

President al-Sisi says Egypt firm on decision keep up Qatar blockade

Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said he was ready for dialogue, but any solution must respect Qatar's sovereignty.

25 Jul 2017 10:23 AM

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Egypt: 7 dead in car bomb in North Sinai

The jihadists have threatened to carry out further attacks on Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 90 million people. 

25 Jul 2017 9:46 AM

Trump a 'brainless billionaire': Al-Shabab video mocks Trump

The new video says US voters elected 'arguably the most stupid president a country could ever have'.

24 Jul 2017 5:19 PM

At least 8 killed after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram often targets the city with suicide bombers and increasingly has been using female ones.

24 Jul 2017 3:01 PM

8 killed,13 injured in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

Spokesman Danbatta Bello says another bomber got stuck in barbed wire and blew up not far from the mosque.

17 Jul 2017 6:44 PM

1 killed, 50 injured in Cairo police clashes with Nile island residents

The protesters, mostly young males, succeeded in forcing the bulldozers to turn away, but clashes soon began.

17 Jul 2017 4:40 PM

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