Africa

Burundi on map [Photo credit: Operation World]

Grenade attacks on bars in Burundi capital kill 3, wound 27

Attackers threw grenades into two bars in the Buyenzi district on Thursday night.

Ethiopia on Map

Ethiopia unveils plan to lift 7.9 million people from poverty

Ethiopia, as part of its agenda for 2025, aspires to become a middle-income country.

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. [Photo Credit: Daily Maverick]

South Africa to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: Government source

The government expects the move to be challenged in court.

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

South Africa’s ruling ANC suspends parliamentarian who asked Zuma to step down

Makhosi publicly attacked President Jacob Zuma and called on him to step down.

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40 killed in landslide in eastern Congo

Hundred of residents are missing.

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. [Photo Credit: Daily Maverick]

Police put ‘red alert’ on South African borders to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee

Grace Mugabe is accused of assaulting a South African model.

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South Africa’s Standard Bank lifts first-half profit by 11 per cent

Shares in the company rose as much as 2.5 per cent shortly after the market opened.

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East Libyan forces snub ICC over warrant for commander

The ICC issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for Mahmoud al-Werfalli.

Sierra Leone to hold mass burial as death toll in mudslide nears 300

Sierra Leone begins national mourning after hundreds die in mudslides

Mass burial slated for Thursday.

Police have said they are investigating the incident in the western city of Kisumu [Photo: The Star Online]

Toddler ‘teargassed, beaten by Kenyan police’ dies – Doctor

Police have said they are investigating the incident in the western city of Kisumu.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe [Photo Credit: The Standard]

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after being accused of assault in South Africa

Twenty-year-old Gabriella Engels told South African media Grace had attacked her.

Libyan Soldiers

ICC issues warrant for Libyan army commander’s arrest

A video in March allegedly showed him shooting dead three men.

President Uhuru Kenyatta; Photo: Bellanaija

Kenyan govt moves to close down two rights organisations critical of election

The two groups say they are targeted for political reasons.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe [Photo Credit: The Standard]

Mugabe’s wife surrenders to South African police over hotel assault

South Africa says the Zimbabweean first ady would not be protected by diplomatic immunity.

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Zuma urges ANC to punish lawmakers who voted against him

It was unclear how the party would be able to determine who had voted against Mr. Zuma.

Burkina Faso forces [Photo: Bdnews24]

Burkina Faso forces kill three jihadis who killed 17 people

Some hostages are still trapped in a building.

Mohammed Morsi

Death toll in Egypt train collision rises to 49

Local authorities also confirmed that 123 people were injured.

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Kenyan opposition rejects presidential election result

Incumbent President Kenyatta has been declared winner.

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Kenyan opposition gives condition for accepting presidential election result

Kenya is the leading economy in East Africa, and any instability would likely ripple through the region.

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#KenyaDecides: Commonwealth observers describe election as “credible, fair and inclusive.”

One of the main candidate, Raila Odinga, had alleged fraud in the process.

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#KenyaDecides: Electoral commission denies interferences in voting

“We confirm there were no interferences before, during and after the polling exercise.”

Black migrants in Libya
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50 African teen migrants drowned by smugglers – IOM

“The survivors told our colleagues on the beach that the smuggler pushed them to the sea.”

Robert Mugabe

Mugabe University gets $1 billion govt grant

Zimbabwe struggles to pay its workers and spends more than 90 per cent of the national budget on salaries.

SA parliament [Photo: Northern Natal Courier]

South Africa’s opposition calls for dissolution of parliament

“The ANC may have won in the no-confidence motion in parliament yesterday, but it has lost the confidence of the country.”

Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in northern Sinai, Egypt, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Credit: AP

Four Egyptian police officers killed in Sinai attack

Gunmen forced the policemen’s car to stop and shot them dead.