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Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial in court

Morsi has been in prison undergoing multiple trials ever since the military ousted him in July 2013.

18 Jun 2019 9:02 AM

At least 30 dead, 40 injured in Nigeria triple suicide bombing

Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

17 Jun 2019 2:49 PM

Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in Central African Repulic

'One of them grabbed my camera and smashed it on the ground,' Florent Vergnes, one of the journalists, said.

16 Jun 2019 8:05 PM

Mogadishu blasts: 11 killed, 25 injured, Al-Qaida-linked group takes responsibility

The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

16 Jun 2019 1:56 PM

Hashtags for hope? The reason why social media is turning blue for Sudan

Netizens are changing their profile pictures to blue with hashtag #BlueforSudan.

14 Jun 2019 6:13 PM

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Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda in current outbreak

The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo, died late on Tuesday.

13 Jun 2019 2:28 PM

Strike ends in Sudan; shops open, residents remain wary

Doctors close to the protest movement say at least 118 people have been killed since the June 3 crackdown.

12 Jun 2019 4:05 PM

Boko Haram attack: Death toll rises to 37 in Cameroon, 15 terrorists arrested

The militants carried out attack on region bordering Lake Chad on Sunday night, clashing with the Cameroonian army until Monday afternoon.

12 Jun 2019 1:54 PM

Botswana's High Court decriminalises homosexuality

South Africa is the only African nation to have legalised gay marriage.

12 Jun 2019 1:01 PM

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

Clashes led to the world's largest displacement crisis, with over a million mostly ethnic Gedeos displaced, according to government figures.

10 Jun 2019 11:22 AM

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14 lions escape from national park in South Africa, found roaming in vicinity

Until the matter is settled, the park spokesperson warned that there is a danger to members who are working in the area.

08 Jun 2019 6:50 PM

Sudan violence: '60 people killed in two-day crackdown,' says doctors' group

The protest movement, in turn, dismissed the generals' promise of elections within nine months instead.

05 Jun 2019 3:10 PM

2 bodies retrieved from boat off Libya's coast; 73 migrants rescued

In recent years, thousands of migrants have lost their lives after undertaking dangerous sea travel on overcrowded rubber boats.

03 Jun 2019 9:13 AM

Human Rights Watch: Egyptian security forces commit war crimes in Sinai

The report accused security forces of arbitrary arrests including children, disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings.

28 May 2019 11:08 AM

Cyril Ramaphosa sworn-in as President of South Africa; promises ‘new era’

Foreign heads of state from more than 40 countries were among 36,000 people who witnessed the event replete with pomp.

27 May 2019 8:59 AM

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Cyril Ramaphosa elected President by South African Parliament

Former president Jacob Zuma, 77, resigned in February last year amid allegations of corruption and state capture.

25 May 2019 3:56 PM

How to crush Boko Haram? Analysts say treat women better

Those who have escaped the group are often now living among the same communities badly hit by violence, ICG said.

21 May 2019 8:55 AM

Tourist bus near Egypt's Gaza pyramids hit with bomb; injures 17

The attack comes as Egypt's vital tourism industry is showing signs of recovery after years in the doldrums.

20 May 2019 10:37 AM

Safeguarding women after disasters: visible progress, but room for improvement

Globally, international organisations appear to be grappling with the issue more seriously than before.

14 May 2019 10:25 AM

4,500-year-old burial ground discovered near Egypt's great pyramids

Egypt's antiquities ministry unveiled a 4,500-year-old burial ground near the Giza pyramids containing colourful wooden coffins.

05 May 2019 12:57 PM

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