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14 killed after landslide in Eastern Congo mine

Another 16 were injured in the accident at the cassiterite mine in Congo.

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Car bomb outside Somali hotel kills at least 15

A witness at the scene said she had seen 18 bodies.

President Azali Assoumani (Photo Credit: Africanews)

Gunfire in Comoros as opposition forms parallel government

The 12 opposition candidates set up a body called the National Transition Council, chaired by one of them.

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Over 16,000 Ethiopians die of HIV/AIDS every year – Study

The government revealed that there were approximately 16,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS annually.

Aerial view of destruction created by the cyclone [Photo: ZWNEWS]

More than 40,000 households facing hunger in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai

The death toll in the country now stands at 179 and is expected to go up as more than 300 people are still missing.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi releases schoolgirls held for scribbling on president’s portrait

The three were the last still being held from a group of seven children arrested.

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

BREAKING: Algerian Army demands immediate removal of President Bouteflika from office

Chief of Army Staff Gaed Salah says a constitutional provision should be activated to declare the 82-year-old as unfit for office.

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Kenyan teacher who donates earnings to poor students wins $1 million prize

Mr Tabichi won the 2019 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.

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Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000

629 people have died of Ebola in the outbreak in eastern Congo, shortly after the government declared an end to another outbreak in the west of the country in June 2018.

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We believe in Boeing despite air crash – Ethiopian Airlines

The airline said it would continue to work with aircraft manufacturer, The Boeing Company, and the United States Aviation, despite the incident.

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Rescue workers recover 145 bodies in Zimbabwean town after cyclone

The cyclone was so severe that an entire township was buried in huge boulders.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi government detains schoolgirls accused of scribbling over president’s picture

They will await trial in a nearby prison and could face up to five years in jail on conviction, a judge said

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Mozambique begins three days of mourning after Cyclone Idai

According to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Idai, a Category IV storm, could be one of the biggest cyclone disasters south of the equator.

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Air strike kills four people in Somalia

No group has claimed responsibility for the strike.

Zambian journalists excited about Access to Information Bill

The Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services on Monday announced government’s approval of the bill.

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End to power cuts in South Africa not yet known – Minister

Eskom supplies more than 90 per cent of the power in South Africa

Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfall (Photo Credit: Al Jazeera)

UN says 1.7 million people in path of cyclone in Mozambique

President, Filipe Nyusi, said on Monday he had flown over some of the worst-hit zones, seen bodies floating in rivers.

Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfall (Photo Credit: Al Jazeera)

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000 – President

Only 84 deaths have been confirmed so far in Mozambique as a result of Cyclone Idai.

Aerial view of destruction created by the cyclone [Photo: ZWNEWS]

At least 89 dead in Zimbabwe as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

The UN said over 100 people have died in weeks of heavy rain and flooding in Mozambique and Malawi, where villages were left underwater.

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Sudan’s new ministers take oath

President Omar al-Bashir issued a republican decree forming a new government of 21 federal ministers and 18 state ministers.

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Tunisia’s mysterious baby deaths rise to 15

Judicial spokesman Sofiene Selliti said that prosecutors were investigating the 15 deaths.

Somali Police Force (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Eight killed in Somali market blast- Official

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Debris of crashed Ethiopian Airlines [Photo: Sky News]

Black boxes from Ethiopia crash to be analysed in Europe

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane carrying 157 people crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday morning.

South Africa on map

South Africa’s debt too high to weather global crisis – Central Bank

It would take at least a decade to bring the debt-to-GDP ratio down to the 30-40 per cent range.

South Africa on map

South African lawmakers oppose VFS monopoly on visas

The committee said it would write a letter to the Minister of Home Affairs, Siyabonga Cwele, to review the contract with the Dubai-based VFS Global.