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South Africa apologises over xenophobic attacks

A wave of xenophobic attacks against foreign African nationals hit the cities of Durban and Johannesburg in April.

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, breaks leg following bicycle accident

Mr. Kerry was taken by helicopter to Geneva University Hospital.

Schools reopen amid uncertainty in quake-battered Nepal

The Education Ministry said schools should resume classes only if their buildings were declared safe, following inspection by experts

4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as crisis grows — Coast Guards

Italian navy recovered 17 dead bodies on one of the boats off Libya.

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Historic handshake by Palestine, Israeli FIFA delegates open new vista for future relations

The gesture might herald the start of a more positive phase in sports relations in the troubled region.

Nigeria-Egypt trade volume not impressive, says Egyptian minister

Nigeria and Egypt should strengthen ties on some issues, especially on security and socio-economic development of both countries.

U.S. removes Cuba from terror list

President Obama and Cuban President, Raúl Castro, announced in December that the two countries would end their diplomatic crisis

Niger arrests over 600 people for alleged Boko Haram links – Minister

Several Boko Haram networks and sleeper cells had been dismantled in Niger’s southern Diffa region on the border with Nigeria.

20 Kenya police officers killed in Al-Shabaab attack

Al-Shabaab, a terror group, is demanding the withdrawal of Kenyan troops.

‎Guinean President, Alpha Condé

Guinean president on 5-day working visit to Lagos

Mr. Conde is seeking a strategic partnership with between Nigeria and his country.

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Somali lawmaker shot dead in error – Government

Al-Shabaab had claimed responsibility for the shooting.

Burundi Crisis: UN/EU urge dialogue after killing of opposition leader

The EU, the biggest donor to aid-reliant Burundi, echoed the condemnation and urged “all parties to engage in political dialogue.”

Tension mounts in Burundi as opposition leader shot dead

“We heard around 20 gunshots, everyone fell to the ground, people saw a Toyota car speeding away.”

India lands jet fighter on highway as part of trials

Landing jet fighters on roads are common manoeuvres in many countries, especially, when airbases come under attack.

South Africa apologises to Mozambique for xenophobic attacks

Mr. Zuma had lived in Mozambique during the struggle against the South African Apartheid regime, until its independence in 1994.

West African leaders to discuss presidential term limits — Chambas

There are no term limits in Togo and Gambia.

Army fires on Burundi protesters

An international summit for Africa’s Great Lakes Region has called on President Nkurunziza to postpone elections scheduled to hold in May and June.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundian leader sacks defence minister

Laurent Kavakure, the Foreign Minister, was also replaced.

Xenophobia: South Africa repatriates 5,645 immigrants

“The Department of Social Development continues to work closely with other relevant departments, as well as civil society organisations to provide support to displaced foreign nationals.”

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi President makes first public appearance after failed coup

Local government polls are scheduled for May 26 in the small East African country.

Burundi charges 18 suspects in failed coup plot

“A lot of us citizens do not want the constitution to be violated as he is not allowed to lead for the third term.”

Egypt: U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ over Morsi’s death sentence

“We are deeply concerned by yet another mass death sentence handed down by an Egyptian court to more than 100 defendants, including former President Morsi.”

Egypt hangs 6 militants

The six executed were convicted of killing army men, torching security premises in the Sinai Peninsula.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundian protesters back on the streets after failed coup

The fate of General Godefroid Niyombare, who had announced the president’s ouster on Wednesday, was still not clear on Saturday.

Xenophobia: Group demands victims’ list from ​Nigerian govt​

More than 50 Nigerians were displaced during the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.