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Death toll from Nigeria floods reaches 199

ABUJA - The death toll from floods across much of central and southern Nigeria has reached 199, the national disaster agency said on Wednesday,...

Son of ousted Egyptian president detained – family, sources

CAIRO - Egyptian police detained the youngest son of ousted former president Mohamed Mursi from his home on the outskirts of Cairo early on...

Big shops shut up shop in Zimbabwe as cash crunch deepens

JOHANNESBURG, October 9 - Several shops in Zimbabwe's capital Harare have put up "closure signs" on their doors as the cash crunch deepens, signalling...

Mozambique signs oil exploration agreements with Exxon, Rosneft

MAPUTO - The Mozambican government said on Monday it had signed oil exploration agreements with U.S. energy firm Exxon Mobil and Russia's Rosneft. Mozambique's National...

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt

CAIRO - U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife, Entissar, on Saturday after she flew...

Ethiopia govt failing to protect people from ethnic violence: rights commission

HAWASSA, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's government is failing to protect its citizens amid escalating ethnic violence that has displaced nearly a million people in the...

Zimbabwe’s budget deficit soars after pre-election splurge

HARARE - Zimbabwe's budget deficit swelled to $1.3 billion in the first half of 2018, nearly five times the initial target after government spending...

As Cameroon votes, thousands are silenced by violence

YAOUNDE - It was the nine corpses left by the roadside after a gunfight that made Honrne Waba flee her village in Northwest Cameroon...

Sierra Leone military truck flips over, killing 13

FREETOWN - Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 more injured on Monday when a military transport truck flipped over on a major...


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