Africa

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Five corpses found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya

“We brought on board five corpses recovered from the sea, but no lives.”

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Zambia threatens to deal with fake, mushrooming churches

“There has to be a minimum standard for churches in the country,” an official said.

Customs officials at the Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg [Photo Credit: Raw Story]

South Africa customs confiscate sex drugs worth $1.6 million

Customs officers found 80,000 tablets and 126,000 oral jellies in transit sheds at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport.

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South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea begin collaboration on Oil and Gas

“South Sudan is proud to share its experiences with Equatorial Guinea, and to learn from the great work of our fellow African producer.”

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Pope seeks forgiveness for Catholic Church’s role in Rwanda genocide

Some massacres took place in churches where people who had sought refuge were killed by militias.

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit: Today.ng]

10 killed as herdsmen clash in Kenya

The government is deploying security forces as herders fight among themselves.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [Photo Credit: The New York Times]

Algerian president, Bouteflika, makes first video appearance after month of health rumours

Since a stroke in 2013, Mr. Bouteflika, 80, has appeared rarely in public.

Striking Kenyan doctors [Photo: capitalfm.co.ke]

Tanzania to send 500 doctors to Kenya to help overcome effects of doctors’ strike

Tanzanian Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu, said Tanzania had many qualified, unemployed doctors.

Pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone [Photo: ABC News]

Pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone

The stone is yet to be valued but could be worth millions of dollars.

Helen Zille [Photo: heraldlive.co.uk]

South African opposition figure to face disciplinary process for colonialism tweet

South Africa was colonised by the Dutch and the British for about 300 years.

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After initial denial, Uganda admits killing over 100 in palace assault

The government initially claimed 62 people died.

Ethiopian dump site

Garbage dump landslide kills 35 in Ethiopian capital

Hundreds of people rely on the 50-year-old dump to survive.

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Troubled South Africa’s ANC releases new policy document

The party pledged to end corruption and infighting.

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South African taxi drivers protest against app-based taxi service, Uber

Uber has faced protests from other taxi drivers in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Tanzania

36 people infected with anthrax in Tanzania after eating cow

Authorities are battling to contain the spread of the deadly infection.

South Sudan on map

South Sudan hikes work permit fees by 9,900 per cent

The increase ranged from 900 per cent to 9,900 per cent.

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Al-Shabaab leader surrenders

The African Union Mission in Somalia confirmed the surrender to Somali forces.

The Libyan coast near Tripoli. [Photo credit: joepyrek/Flickr]

22 people killed in fight between rival smuggling gangs on Libya’s coast

Majority of the victims were sub-Saharan Africans.

Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak acquitted over protesters’ killings in 2011 uprising

He arrived the court on Thursday on a stretcher.‎

File photo of building of the Bank of Botswana in the capital Gaborone in Botswana [Photo Credit: News - Yahoo]

Botswana’s Central Bank keeps lending rate at 5.5 per cent

Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Rate, MPR, is 14 per cent.

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Sub-Saharan Africa third on global corruption ranking — Report

The report says people in lower employment cadre in the region are the most common perpetrators of fraud.

Famine in South Sudan [Photo: Latest Stories - National Geographic]

Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds, water lilies to survive- reports

Many families have gone for days without food.

Xenophobic Attack in South Africa

Xenophobia: No fewer than 100 ransacked shops overnight in Johannesburg — Police

Police said they were expecting victims to come forward.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI[Photo Credit:Aljazeera]

Morocco seeks to join ECOWAS

The country was recently re-admitted into the African Union after decades of voluntary withdrawal.

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South African police use rubber bullets, stun grenades to disperse anti-migrant rally

“It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers,” President Zuma said.