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28 die as car bombs hit Somali hotel

The attack came shortly before the election commission announced that a presidential vote would take place on February 8.

26 Jan 2017 6:43 AM

Gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital after car bomb, 12 killed

Four al-Shabab attackers were also killed in the attack on Dayah hotel, which is often frequented by government officials.

25 Jan 2017 1:29 PM

Nigeria botched air strike may have killed up to 236 people

The strike happened while humanitarian workers were distributing food in Rann, where some 20,000 to 40,000 people had sought refuge.

22 Jan 2017 10:14 AM

Gangrape video of 16-year-old Somali girl goes viral, sparks outrage

The video clip shows the victim being stabbed, tortured and raped.

19 Jan 2017 4:12 PM

Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, kills over 100

Military commander Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor confirmed the accidental bombardment in northeast Rann, near the border with Cameroon.

17 Jan 2017 11:10 PM


Descendants of slaves on a voodoo pilgrimage in Benin

The cars, motorbikes and women in wrap skirts with tribal scars on their cheeks head to the Gate of No Return monument.

12 Jan 2017 3:48 PM

Nigeria: Mob lynches suicide bomber after she fails to detonate bomb

The incident happened moments after her accomplice had successfully managed to detonate her vest but killed only herself.

27 Dec 2016 12:06 PM

South Africa: 'Dead' man found alive in mortuary fridge

Msizi Mkhize was declared dead at the accident scene and taken to a mortuary but was found breathing the next day.

15 Dec 2016 4:22 PM

No way home for victims of Boko Haram

Authorities estimate that 3,000 people have come to the Ngala camp in the past month, seeking shelter and food in a devastated region.

14 Dec 2016 10:37 AM

Over 30 dead as Kenya petrol tanker crashes

Kenya's Red Cross said the driver had lost control of the fuel tanker which then crashed into other vehicles and 'burst into flames'.

11 Dec 2016 9:20 AM


At least 160 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

However, the state-run Nigerian News Agency reported that up to 200 people could have been killed.

11 Dec 2016 8:06 AM

3 South African ministers call for Zuma to resign

His leadership, came under further pressure this month when a corruption probe unearthed fresh allegations of misconduct.

28 Nov 2016 3:05 PM

'Was forced to kill my best friend,' says former Congo child soldier

Millions of people died between 1996 and 2003 as conflict caused hunger and disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

16 Nov 2016 3:24 PM

US envoy: Climate momentum to be sustained

Official terms pact as durable & ambitious.

16 Nov 2016 1:26 AM

Ethiopia: Over 11,000 held amid violent protests

The 6-month long state of emergency was declared on October 9, an unprecedented move by current govt.

12 Nov 2016 5:53 PM


South Africa graft probe piles pressure on President Jacob Zuma

Criticism of Zuma has spread in recent months, with calls for him to step down emerging from influential trade unions.

03 Nov 2016 6:59 PM

South Africa pulls out of International Criminal Court

South Africa announced that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution.

22 Oct 2016 7:27 AM