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Indian cargo ship with 11 sailors hijacked off Somali coast

Last month, Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker, the first commandeering of a vessel since 2012.

03 Apr 2017 2:45 PM

Officials silent over Boko Haram's mass abduction of Nigerian kids

Nigeria's military in the past year has rescued thousands of Boko Haram captives while liberating towns and villages from their control.

31 Mar 2017 10:57 AM

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada passes away

Kathrada was among those tried and jailed alongside Nelson Mandela in the Rivonia trial in 1964.

28 Mar 2017 10:52 AM

Malaria kills 150 in Zimbabwe after heavy rains

The most affected regions of the country are in the south where floods cut off access to health clinics.

27 Mar 2017 6:24 PM

Gun attack in Nigeria market kill 17, says police

The police said that this was the latest violence linked to grazing rights disputes.

21 Mar 2017 8:09 PM


'Will continue insuregency attacks in Nigeria until caliphate is established': Boko Haram

A multinational force has been fighting Boko Haram extremists in the Lake Chad region amid one of Africa's largest humanitarian crises.

21 Mar 2017 4:26 PM

Plane crashes in south Sudan with 45 onboard, 14 injured

The manager of South Supreme Airlines said he did not have any information except that there were 40 passengers and 5 crew members.

20 Mar 2017 7:45 PM

706-carat diamond unearthed by pastor in Sierra Leone

The diamond was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday before being locked in Freetown's central bank vault.

17 Mar 2017 11:50 AM

Egypt: Ex-Prez Hosni Mubarak cleared of charges, released after 6 years

Mubarak was originally sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for conspiring to murder 239 demonstrators during the 18-day revolt.

14 Mar 2017 4:07 PM

South Africa: Woman fakes month-old daughter's kidnapping, arrested

After the police was informed, they set up a roadblock at a toll plaza and found the baby in a car.

14 Mar 2017 1:18 PM


Ethiopia's landfill collapses death toll rises to 62

Most of the dead are women and children.

13 Mar 2017 9:12 PM

Republicans brace for downbeat CBO analysis of health bill

Paul Ryan says he fully expects the analysis to find less coverage since the GOP plan eliminates the government requirement to be insured.

13 Mar 2017 1:53 PM

Donald Trump affirms US' ironclad commitment to Japan, South Korea

Trump spoke over phone separately with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn.

07 Mar 2017 11:53 AM

Heavy rains end drought in Zimbabwe; south devastated by floods

Since December, floods have killed 246 people, injured 128 and left nearly 2,000 homeless, a Zimbabwean minister said.

05 Mar 2017 6:17 PM

110 dead in last 48 hours due to drought: Somalia

In 2011, some 260,000 people starved to death due to famine in Somalia.

05 Mar 2017 10:26 AM


Indian-origin youth kills parents, lives with bodies for a week in S Africa

The youth lived normally for a week and when neighbours asked about his parents, he said they had gone to neighbouring town to visit family.

01 Mar 2017 7:30 PM

Food situation in Sudan to worsen as thousands flee South Sudan: UNHCR

South Sudan has been engulfed by civil war since 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his rival of plotting a coup.

27 Feb 2017 11:16 AM

Crowds gather for South Africa anti-immigration march

Shops and homes owned by foreigners have been looted and torched in recent weeks.

24 Feb 2017 3:23 PM

Zimbabwe President Mugabe's wife says he could run in election 'as a corpse'

Mugabe's wife has accused some ruling ZANU-PF party officials of plotting to take over from him.

17 Feb 2017 9:08 PM

Lions found poisoned and beheaded in South Africa: police

In the latest incident police on Friday discovered three lion carcasses, two of them without their heads and paws.

28 Jan 2017 6:29 PM