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Castros’ 60-yr-rule in Cuba nears end, V-P to be Prez

Assembly members are widely expected to vote in his successor of choice, first vice-president Miguel Diaz-Canel.

19 Apr 2018 2:07 AM

Huge crowds turn out for Madikizela-Mandela's final journey

Thousands of mourners packed a 40,000-seat stadium to celebrate the powerful figure who was buried as a national hero.

14 Apr 2018 5:25 PM

Algerian military plane crashes near Boufarik airport, 257 dead

Hundreds of ambulances and dozens of fire trucks with their sirens wailing rushed to the scene.

11 Apr 2018 2:21 PM

‘Mother of the Nation’ Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife passes away at 81

‘She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.’

03 Apr 2018 3:38 PM

Winnie Mandela dies at 81

Most of Winnie’s marriage to Nelson was spent apart, with Nelson imprisoned for 27 years.

03 Apr 2018 7:24 AM

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Four teenage girls launch deadly suicide attack in Nigeria, 2 killed

The suspected Boko Haram attack took place late Friday in the northeast Borno state capital of Maiduguri.

01 Apr 2018 1:13 PM

Freed out of pity: Boko Haram returns abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

'We did it out of pity. And don’t ever put your daughters in school again,' Boko Haram extremists said after returning the girls.

21 Mar 2018 6:16 PM

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns over credit card scandal

The president's lawyer Yousuf Mohamed told local Radio Plus that she had decided to resign ‘to prevent a constitutional crisis.’

18 Mar 2018 6:14 PM

In embattled central Africa, militia men have raped over 300 in 2018 alone

The hospital at Bossangoa has treated 56 rape victims since September, up from 13 in the previous eight months, MSF said.

09 Mar 2018 7:24 PM

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

Alakhbar reported that attacks were carried out in response to the killing of one of JNIM's leaders, Mohamed Hacen al-Ancari.

04 Mar 2018 10:00 AM

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Hours into brain surgery, Kenyan doctors realise operating on wrong patient

The scandal, which prompted an outpouring of horror on social media, is the latest drama to hit Kenyatta National Hospital in recent weeks.

03 Mar 2018 9:46 AM

110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack: Nigerian Govt

The kidnapping has raised questions about the military's repeated claims that the Islamist terrorists are on the verge of defeat.

26 Feb 2018 5:16 PM

ISIS-linked Indian-origin woman, partner, abduct British couple, held

Fatima Patel and her partner also face charges of robbery and theft after they went on a spending spree using the couples' credit cards.

26 Feb 2018 9:07 AM

More than 100 girls are missing, possibly abducted, after Boko Haram attacks school

Parents in Dapchi, in Yobe state, said had they set up a support group after Monday’s raid.

24 Feb 2018 5:27 PM

War in S Sudan: Eye gouging, teen forced to have sex with grand mom

Untold tens of thousands have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict erupted in December 2013.

23 Feb 2018 6:24 PM

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Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as new S African prez after Zuma’s resignation

Ramaphosa was elected unopposed in the National Assembly Thursday afternoon.

15 Feb 2018 6:41 PM

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns under pressure from ANC

Zuma railed against the ANC for 'recalling' him from office and threatening to oust him via a parliament no-confidence vote due on Thursday.

15 Feb 2018 8:33 AM

SA crisis: Zuma refuses to quit, Guptas raided

The raid marked a dramatic escalation in the pressure on Mr Zuma.

15 Feb 2018 2:12 AM

'No confidence' in Jacob Zuma: S African Parliament to oust prez tomorrow

Zuma was expected to respond on Wednesday to the ANC's order for him to resign.

14 Feb 2018 6:05 PM

S African Prez Zuma’s ‘wealthy Indian friend’ Atul Gupta’s home raided

A lawyer for the Gupta family said he could not comment on the raid because he had yet to see the search warrant.

14 Feb 2018 2:38 PM

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