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Armed assailants kill 14 in attack on church 2019-12-01 16:07:05Fourteen people were killed in an attack Sunday on a church in eastern Burkina Faso where places of worship have suffered a string of Islamist assault

World AIDS Day: Kenya battles rampant HIV, with 2019-12-01 10:49:04The Kenyan government is battling the spread of the HIV virus with a nationwide campaign, but infections remain rampant: In 2018, 46,000 people tested

Tourist bus crash kills more than 20 in 2019-12-01 09:10:21A bus carrying Tunisian tourists crashed in the mountains in the country’s north on Sunday, killing 22 people and injuring 21, the interior mini

'I want to become whiter because it's so 2019-11-30 05:29:04Skin-whitening is big business in Senegal, with many women choosing to ignore the health risks in the pursuit of lighter skin. FRANCE 24 reports on th

Sudan's former ruling party rejects law dissolving it 2019-11-29 17:04:09In Sudan, the party of deposed president Omar al-Bashir condemns a new law by the transitional authorities. It will see the National Congress Party di

NATO chief 'optimistic' that allies will support France 2019-11-29 16:07:20France's NATO allies would "very seriously" consider any official request by President Emmanuel Macron to become more involved in the war against I

Dozens arrested as Algerian protesters demand cancellation of 2019-11-29 14:02:38Algerians thronged their capital Friday to insist that a presidential election set for December 12 must not go ahead before a change of regime.

Sudan: A long path to democracy 2019-11-29 08:47:30Sudan's transitional authorities have approved a law that dissolves the party of former strongman Omar al-Bashir. The man himself is in prison and th

French helicopters involved in Mali crash were not 2019-11-29 02:56:43An ambush by Islamic State group jihadists did not cause a collision between two French army helicopters which left 13 soldiers dead in Mali, Fra

Sudan approves law to 'dismantle' former regime, repeal 2019-11-28 18:02:32Sudanese transitional authorities approved a law on Thursday to dissolve ex-president Omar al-Bashir’s party and repealed a public order law use

Eight detained in Gabon in anti-corruption crackdown 2019-11-28 15:30:49Oil-rich Gabon has detained eight people for theft and money laundering following a crackdown on corruption, the prosecutor for the capital Libreville

‘More deaths than Ebola’: Measles outbreak hits DRC 2019-11-28 10:08:17More than 5,000 people, mainly children, have died in what is currently the world’s biggest measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Up to 57 dead after migrant boat sinks 2019-12-05 08:10:18DAKAR (Reuters) - Up to 57 people have died after a ship from Gambia carrying around 150 migrants sank off the coast of Mauritania on Wednesday, the U

South Africa moves step closer to land expropriation 2019-12-05 08:09:13CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Proposed changes to South Africa's constitution to allow land to be expropriated without payment will be officially published n

With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking 2019-12-05 07:51:16BANJUL (Reuters) - The genocide case brought against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the first of its kind initiated since the 1

South Africa makes last-ditch move to save state 2019-12-05 07:22:36CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African government will cede control of its flagship airline to a restructuring specialist in a last-ditc

Measles toll in Congo exceeds 5,000, WHO says 2019-12-05 07:11:50GENEVA (Reuters) - A measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World He

Nigerian court orders security agency to release activist 2019-12-05 06:26:44ABUJA (Reuters) - A Nigerian court on Thursday ordered the state security agency to release within 24 hours a Nigerian activist and former presidentia

Zimbabwe court appoints Mugabe daughter to identify his 2019-12-05 06:23:26HARARE (Reuters) - A court in Zimbabwe on Thursday appointed Robert Mugabe's daughter to identify assets left by the late former leader so they can b

Pirates kidnap 19 crew members of Greek tanker 2019-12-05 05:52:06ATHENS (Reuters) - Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria, an official with the ship's operator said on Thursday.

FACTBOX:The struggles of South African state airline SAA 2019-12-05 01:48:41JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Failing state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) will enter a business rescue process, a deputy minister and the parli

U.S. to exchange ambassadors with Sudan, ending 23-year 2019-12-05 01:41:16WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Sudan plan to begin exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year gap, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said

Barry Callebaut cites progress in helping cocoa farmers 2019-12-04 03:48:50ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss cocoa products maker Barry Callebaut said on Tuesday that 26% of the farmer groups from which it sourced products in 2018/201

Lawyer says establishing Mugabe's assets will take a 2019-12-04 03:21:25HARARE (Reuters) - The process of establishing the assets of the late Robert Mugabe will take some time, his lawyer said on Tuesday, casting doubt on

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South Africa: Load Shedding Escalated to Stage 4 New! 2019-12-06 08:17:44[Daily Maverick] Eskom has confirmed that South Africans face escalated load shedding from 2pm Friday with the likelihood of power cuts being extended

South Africa: Fake Prasa 'Dr' Daniel Mthimkhulu Loses New! 2019-12-06 08:16:52[News24Wire] A former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) executive, who was found to have lied about his qualifications, has lost his bid t

South Africa: Bosasa's Failed Attempt to Halt Liquidation New! 2019-12-06 08:15:21[Daily Maverick] Over a two-day period, Africa Global Holdings, formerly Bosasa, tried to halt the ongoing sale of some the assets of its subsidiary c

Malawi: Mchinji District Council Loses K10 Million to New! 2019-12-06 08:14:06[Nyasa Times] Mchinji district commissioner (DC) Bester Mandere has said the council lost about K10.5 million in revenue collection due to a vendor's

South Africa: Mystery Limpopo Outfit Gets Multi-Million Rand New! 2019-12-06 08:13:15[GroundUp] A non-profit organisation in Limpopo that had failed to meet its statutory reporting obligations for at least five years was awarded at lea

Kenya: Nakuru County Assembly Passes Sh300 Million Supplementary New! 2019-12-06 07:54:28[Nation] Nakuru County Assembly has passed a Sh373 million supplementary budget for the financial year 2019/2020.

Kenya: Ego Spat That Created Flood-Prone Nairobi New! 2019-12-06 07:54:25[Nation] Have you ever wondered why Nairobi floods year in year out? This problem may be attributable to poor spatial planning of the city by authorit

Kenya: Scores Feared Trapped as Six-Storey Building Collapses New! 2019-12-06 07:54:14[Nairobi News] Scores of people are feared to be trapped after a six-storey building collapsed at Tassia estate in Embakasi Ward, Embakasi East Consti

Uganda: Govt to Borrow Shs 2 Trillion to New! 2019-12-06 07:53:13[Observer] Government plans to borrow Shs 2.43 trillion to finance a budget shortfall realized a few months into the current financial year.

Zimbabwe: Millers Welcome New Govt Grain Subsidy New! 2019-12-06 07:47:19[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwean millers have welcomed government's decision to restore grain subsidies with their umbrella group, Grain Millers Association

Kenya: Kenyatta Unveils Machakos Housing Project Set to New! 2019-12-06 07:38:07[Capital FM] Machakos -President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched one of the housing projects under the Affordable Housing Programme initiative.

Kenya: Motorists Pay Sh400 Parking Fee Despite Court New! 2019-12-06 07:36:44[Nation] City Hall has continued to charge hiked parking rates in breach of a High Court order that suspended them.

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