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  • Congo fire destroys voting machines

    A fire overnight at a warehouse in Congo's capital destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in

  • Nigeria parties sign pact for peaceful polls

    The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's presidential poll has signed a deal committing to peaceful elections a day after missing the initial ceremony in the capital.

  • Twelve killed in foiled Brazil bank assaults

    Twelve people -- including five hostages -- were killed in northeast Brazil on Friday after police foiled a gang of armed robbers staging

  • 'It's the real me'

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday quashed a rumour stemming from his ill health that he had died and been replaced by a

  • Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

    Nigeria's President Buhari denies claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months.

  • Boko Haram kills 3 soldiers in Nigeria

    Boko Haram jihadists have killed three soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state near Lake Chad, military

  • 30 killed, 60 more feared drowned

    Thirty people drowned and more than 60 were feared dead after a pleasure boat sank in Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said yesterday, in the latest such incident on Africa's largest body of water.

  • Boko Haram kidnaps 50 loggers in Nigeria

    Boko Haram jihadists abducted around 50 loggers in northeastern Nigerian close to the border with Cameroon, sources said Thursday. The hostages are mostly from a camp for people displaced by jihadist violence .

  • Gunmen kidnap Italian volunteer, shoot children near Kenya's coast

    Gunmen kidnap an Italian volunteer and shoot and wound four people in Kenya in an attack that has sparked fears of an upsurge in activity by militant Islamists.

  • Militants kill 16; dozens missing

    Boko Haram jihadists have killed at least 16 farmers and left dozens missing in the latest attacks in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno

  • Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo

    The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to more than 200, the health ministry said on Saturday.

  • Death toll Hits 41

    The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said yesterday.

  • Suicide car bombers kill 17 in Somalia

    Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia's Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu yesterday, killing at least 17 people, police said.

  • 79 abducted pupils freed in Cameroon

    Seventy-nine school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country's communications minister told AFP yesterday.

  • Separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon

    Seventy-nine school students were kidnapped yesterday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said.

  • Boko Haram attacks kill 12 in Nigeria

    At least 12 civilians were killed in multiple Boko Haram jihadist attacks targeting two villages and a camp for those displaced by the

  • Brazil to vote in presidential run-off

    Brazil elects its next president today in a run-off that looks all but guaranteed for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, an ex-army captain

  • Communal violence kills 55 in Nigeria

    Communal violence in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna over the last few days has killed 55 people, the local police commissioner said yesterday.

  • Boko Haram kill 12 farmers in Nigeria

    Boko Haram jihadists yesterday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of

  • Suicide blasts kill 20 in Somalia

    The death toll has risen to 20 people yesterday following two suspected suicide bombers that struck in the southern Somali city of Baidoa

  • At least 30 killed in Nigeria pipeline fire

    At least 30 people were killed when a petrol pipeline caught fire and exploded in southeast Nigeria after a raid by suspected oil thieves, a

  • Egypt condemns 17 to death for church attacks

    An Egyptian military court yesterday sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by the Islamic State group that left dozens dead. Seventy-four people were killed in the attacks in 2016 and 2017 targeting Coptic Christians in Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta.

  • Kenya bus crash kills 50

    At least 50 people were killed when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in an accident in western Kenya, police say.

  • Nigerian troops fight off Boko Haram attack

    Nigerian troops have repelled an attack on a military base by Boko Haram jihadists in the country's northeast, the army and security

  • 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DR Congo

    At least 27 people drowned when an overloaded riverboat capsized in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said

  • Boko Haram kills 9 villagers in Nigeria

    Nine people were killed and nine others injured when Boko Haram fighters raided two villages in northeast Nigeria, the civilian militia

  • Mistrust hampering South Sudan peace

    The United Nations warned Wednesday that entrenched suspicion was clouding a newly-minted deal to restore peace to South Sudan, as Amnesty International accused government forces of war crimes.

  • 100 die in Nigeria flooding: agency

    Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country's main relief

  • Nigeria troops repel fresh Boko Haram base attack

    Soldiers have thwarted another Boko Haram attack on an army base in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of offensives against military targets in the remote region.

  • South Sudan rivals sign peace deal

    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a much-anticipated peace deal on Wednesday, the latest attempt to end five years of a vicious civil war that's torn the world's youngest nation apart.