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Fighting flares after Burundi army chief says coup attempt failed

Protests ravaged the country following an attempt by the president to seek a third term.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Military takes over power in Burundi

Burundi is considered one of the five poorest countries, and has faced political unrest for weeks
Military authorities in Burdundi have ousted President Pierre Nkurunziza from power

Ebola outbreak officially over in Liberia — WHO

“It is a tribute to the government and people of Liberia that determination to defeat Ebola never wavered, courage never faltered.”

Jonathan congratulates Cameron, Conservatives on British election victory

The Nigerian President urges his British counterpart to continue to serve his people and the world to the best of his abilities. 

Four Nigerians elected into British parliament as Conservative party triumphs

With 11,334,920 votes, David Cameron’s Conservative party won 40 per cent of the entire votes cast, giving it an overwhelming majority.

​B​ritain braces for election gridlock as polls predict dead heat

Final opinion polls showed Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and Ed Miliband’s opposition Labour Party almost in a dead heat.

Angola to end petrol subsidies as oil price drop bites

The changes would come into effect on Sept. 30.

Falana drags Burundi to African Commission over killing of protesters

“I urge the African Commission to ensure remedies for violations of the rights of the people of Burundi to life…

Ethiopian Commodity Exchange names new head

The Board of Directors Office of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange on Wednesday named Ato Ermias Eshetu as its Chief Executive Officer.

ECOWAS court awards police officer $250,000 for wrongful dismissal

The Court also ordered the reinstatement of the dismissed officer into Sierra Leone Police Force.

Cocaine found packed with bananas at German supermarkets

The cocaine, packed in some crates, weighed 1 kilogram, while in others, quantities of more than 10 kilos were discovered.

French ship rescues 217 migrants off Libyan coast

European countries have stepped up search operations after a migrant boat sank in April, killing no fewer than 700 people.

Britain’s newborn princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Princess Charlotte is the fourth in line to the English throne.

Saudi Arabia to legalise status of Yemeni illegals

Yemenis illegally living in Saudi Arabia would be given renewable six-month visit visas.

3 people rescued alive 8 days after Nepal earthquake

They were rescued on Sunday at Kerabari Village in the Syauli Area.

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

Two suspected people smugglers were also arrested.

Prince William, Kate Middleton welcome baby girl

The baby’s name will be announced in due course, the palace says.

French soldiers involved in abuse of boys in CAR ​”​identified​”​

Fourteen soldiers were involved in the alleged abuse, which took place between December 2013 and June 2014.

10 militants sentenced to life over Malala attack

Malala was shot in 2012​,​ as she returned with two classmates from school in Mingora town of the Swat District in the northwest.

1​0 militants sentenced to life over Malala attack

Malala was shot in 2012​,​ as she returned with two classmates from school in Mingora town of the Swat District in the northwest.

Xenophobia attacks FILE PHOTO: Photo: Naijanedu

Xenophobia: South Africa condemns Nigeria’s recall of High Commissioner, jabs Jonathan

South Africa throws jab at Goodluck Jonathan administration for failing to rescue Chibok girls.

Kenyatta

Kenyan president cancels trip to U.S. over airstrikes in Yemen

Mr. Kenyatta was due to meet a host of leading American investors to discuss investment opportunities in Kenya.

Former U.S. CIA director, Petraeus, gets two years sentence, fine for leaking official secret

Prosecutor says Petraeus was entrusted with the government’s highest secrets but that he betrayed that trust

Xenophobia: South Africa deploys troops to quell violence

Nigerians and other African nationals have been target of xenophobic attacks.

Mohammed Morsi

Egypt sentences ousted President Morsi to 20-year in jail

After Mr. Morsi’s removal, the authorities banned his Muslim Brotherhood movement and arrested thousands of his supporters.