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Nepal’s Mount Kanchenjunga. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nepal Travel and Tourism Info]

Two Indian climbers die, one missing on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

Several climbers die in expeditions in the Nepalese mountains every year.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. [Photo credit: The Age]

10 countries agree to take steps to eliminate online extremism – New Zealand PM

Jacinda Ardern said the March 15 attack was shocking in its use of social media as a tool in the act of terror.

Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan. [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Sudan military, opposition agree to three-year transition period

Protesters say the new military rulers are a continuation of Omar al-Bashir’s former regime and have clamoured for a transition to a civilian government.

Nuclear Weapons[ PHOTO CREDIT: World Atlas]

Iran halts nuclear deal commitments

Iran has warned that unless the world powers protect its economy from U.S. sanctions within 60 days, it would start enriching uranium at higher level.

Cyril Ramaphosa[PHOTO CREDIT: Cyril Ramaphosa official Twitter page]

South Africa’s Ramaphosa to speed up economic reforms, fix Eskom

Mr Ramaphosa said more details on how the reforms would be implemented would be announced in his State of the Nation address.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe President hails Nigeria for extending assistance

“We are happy that the leadership of Nigeria has realised that their brothers and sisters here in Zimbabwe visited by cyclone Idai need assistance.”

Trump in the Oval Office

Trump denies U.S. plan to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran threat

New York Times reported the plan was discussed recently in a meeting of top national security aides.

South Africa on map

South Africa’s unemployment rate rises to 27.6%

There were 6.2 million people without jobs in the three months to the end of March.

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

Cyclone idai: Nigeria to assist in reconstruction of Mozambique

Nigeria donates relief material and cash to the Mozambican government.

Al-Shabab

Somali security forces kill 14 Al-Shabab militants

The terrorists were killed on Monday night during a fierce fighting between the Somali National Army (SNA) and the militants.

Sudanese protesters [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Soldiers kill six Sudanese protesters

Among the dead was a military officer, while three soldiers were wounded.

ECOWAS parliament condoles with Burkina Faso over church attack

A priest and five churchgoers were killed by gunmen during mass at about 9am in the town of Dablo on Sunday.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Zimbabwe begins power cuts

Power cuts, known locally as load shedding, would start on Monday and would last up to eight hours during morning and evening peak periods.

Facebook logog on a smartphone

Facebook closes 23 Italian pages with fake news, pro-govt propaganda

The action, coming amid renewed concerns that fake news could poison the campaign for the May 26 European Parliament elections.

Facebook logog on a smartphone

Sri Lanka suspends social media in attempt to defuse rising tensions

Security has been tight in Sri Lanka since Easter Sunday when 257 people were killed.

António Guterres

UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church

At least six people, including the priest, were killed when gunmen opened fire on the worshippers at the church.

Gunmen kill female ex-Afghan journalist

The shooting has drawn widespread condemnation.

Burkina Faso’s president welcomes freed French, South Korean hostages

There were six kidnappers, four of whom were killed, with the other two on the run, French authorities said.

Map of Pakistan. [Photo credit: Cryptid Wiki - Fandom]

Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Pakistan

Violence by Islamist militants has seen a surge in recent weeks.

The voting booth in the Lwandle community hall in Strand could not be used because people who have lost their homes are sleeping there. Instead people had to vote at this pre-primary school. (Photo: Velani Ludidi)

South Africa: Ruling ANC Remains Ahead in Election Results

South Africans voted in national and provincial elections on May 8.

Australian fifty-dollar-note[PHOTO CAPTION: Australian Geographic]

46 million Australian $50 notes circulated with spelling error

The spelling errors appeared in the small microscopic text printed on one side of the note.

South Africa on map

ANC takes early lead in South African elections

South Africans voted in national and provincial elections on May 8.

Nigerien President President Mahamadou Issoufou

Niger begins three days mourning after tanker explosion kills 60

The explosion near a petrol station in the capital, Niamey, happened in the early hours of Monday

Wildfire in Sudan (Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency)

Wildfire kills 54 people in South Sudan

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Bus-Truck collision

Three dead, about 70 hurt in bus-truck collision in Philippines

Fatal road accidents are common in the Philippines, mainly due to driver negligence, defective public vehicles or unsafe road conditions.