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Cameroon freight train derails, killing one

One person was killed in Cameroon when a freight train operated by state rail company Camrail derailed, less than one year after another Camrail train crash killed 79, an official said on Thursday. Nine cars...

Wife of Zimbabwe leader says Mugabe should name successor

Zimbabwe's first lady said Thursday her 93-year-old husband should name a successor, wading into a subject that President Robert Mugabe has regarded as taboo. Grace Mugabe told members of the ruling ZANU-PF party women's league...

Five Kenyan teenage girls to visit Google HQ after creating an app to end...

Five Kenyan high school girls will be at the Technovation competition in California U.S. after they created an app, I-cut which seeks to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The five teenagers, aged 15 to 17,...

Gorillas in the mist: Rwanda makes ape-viewing experience more exclusive

The mountain gorilla, the world's most endangered ape, is found only in protected forests in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Rwanda, the gorillas have long been a big tourist attraction, with...

Mugabe’s wife complains about her sons’ wayward behaviour

Zimbabwe’s first lady, Robert Mugabe has expressed her concerns about her sons’ wayward behaviour after they were evicted from a plush apartment in Johannesburg over wild parties. According to a leading privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly paper,...

South Africa Mining: Authorities crack down on illegal mining in Johannesburg

South African authorities raided several shacks in the Matoleville area west of Johannesburg and seized a large cache of commercial explosives, gold concentrate, and gold processing equipment. Several foreigners were arrested in that raid and...

Czech woman stabbed in Egypt knife attack dies

A Czech woman has died after she was stabbed in an Egyptian resort earlier this month, the Czech Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The woman was one of the victims of an Egyptian man who...

Italy plans to deploy ships into Libyan waters by end of August

Italy plans to send its warships to Libyan waters by the end of August after the country’s Tripoli-based government invited the European country to help in the fight against human trafficking in the Mediterranean. A...

DR Congo warlord surrenders to UN peacekeepers

One of the Democratic Republic of Congo's most notorious warlords Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka on Wednesday surrendered to United Nations peacekeepers, in the country's North Kivu province, the UN mission in Congo said. Sheka has been...

Nigerian senate backs move to slash president’s powers

Nigeria’s upper house of parliament on Wednesday backed a series of constitutional amendments that could reduce the powers of the presidency and boost the legislature. The head of the country’s senate Bukola Saraki – who...