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At least 11 killed in 'barbaric' Nigeria church shooting

WARRIAt least 11 worshippers were shot dead at a church in southeast Nigeria on Sunday, with authorities suggesting the bloodshed was due...

Museveni, Magufuli launch crude oil pipeline

ARUSHA, SundayTanzanian President John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a...

Zimbabwe's opposition unites to take on Robert Mugabe

HARAREZimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai re-united with his former allies on Saturday to forge a coalition aimed at ending President Robert...

Violence, arson at South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan

KHARTOUMFire and violence broke out Thursday at the biggest South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan, a security official saidThe scale and cause of...

Paul Kagame poised for third-term win in Rwanda

Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election widely expected to return strongman Paul Kagame to office for a third...

Egypt court jails 50 policemen over strike

CAIROAn Egyptian court has jailed 50 policemen for three years after convicting them on charges related to a strike earlier this year, state...

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper The Torch

DUBAIPanicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in the glitzy Gulf city state of Dubai early on Friday after a fire...

Polls open in Rwanda as Paul Kagame heads for third term

Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election widely expected to return strongman Paul Kagame to office for a third term at...

President Sirleaf to campaign for female candidates in elections

Liberia's outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she will actively campaign for the handful female candidates contesting elections in October.There is just one...

Paul Kagame set for sweeping victory in Rwanda election

Rwandans go the polls Friday in a presidential election in which strongman Paul Kagame is widely expected to cruise to...

Rwanda's Paul Kagame: visionary, despot or both?

Paul Kagame is revered for stopping Rwanda's genocide and engineering what admirers call an economic miracle, but his critics see a despot who...

Malawi issues warrant of arrest for Joyce Banda

BLANTYREMalawi police have issued an arrest warrant for former president Joyce Banda in connection with the country's "Cashgate" corruption scandal, which involved...

Archbishop of Canterbury declares Sudan new Anglican province

KHARTOUMArchbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday declared Sudan the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, six years after the predominantly...

Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

DAKAR, Senegal voted in a tense General Election Sunday, with ex-president Abdoulaye Wade accusing his successor of engineering problems with the ballot...

Robert Mugabe says 'not dying' as health concerns mount

HARAREZimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, declaring "I am not dying," sought Saturday to brush aside growing concerns about his health after his...

Fake news, torture, cover-ups: South Africa probes apartheid

PRETORIA Police brutality, "fake news" propaganda and official cover-ups at the height of apartheid have been laid bare in a South African...

Two Moroccan peacekeepers killed in C. Africa attack – UN

BANGUI Two Moroccan UN peacekeepers were Tuesday killed in an attack in the Central African Republic's southeast, two days after the death...

Robert Mugabe gives sister-in-law Sh6 million birthday gift

HARARE Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe lavished his sister-in-law with $60,000 (Sh6 million) on her birthday, state-owned media reported, at a time when the...

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