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Niger floods leave at least 54 dead, 200 000 displaced

Niamey - Flooding unleashed by three months of torrential rain in Niger has killed at least 54 people and left nearly 200 000 displaced, the UN said on Friday. The UN Office for the Coordination...

Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November

  Maputo - Mozambique's opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama said on Friday he expected to sign a peace deal with President Filipe Nyusi by November, as the two sides look to end years of unrest. The two...

14 killed in bus-truck collision in south Egypt

  CAIRO, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- A bus collided with a truck in the Egyptian province of Beni Suef, killing at least 14 and wounding 42 others, Egypt's Health Ministry said Tuesday. The bus and the...

Angola vote marks new era as Dos Santos ends 38-year reign

Angola goes to the polls Wednesday in a historic election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos’s 38-year reign, with his party set to retain power despite the country’s economic crisis. The MPLA...

Nigerian President says Nigeria will remain united in first speech

Separatists calling for the breakup of Nigeria have crossed a red line and the country's unity is not negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday in his first speech since returning home after three...

Thirteen dead in fresh Central Africa clashes

Thirteen people have been killed in a town in Central African Republic, a local doctor said Sunday, as the toll from sectarian violence that has sparked fears of genocide continued to rise. The clashes took...

Ghanaian government advised to limit number of children to three per family

Experts in Ghana’s National Population Council have proposed to the government to limit the number of children to three per family to curb the population fast growth rate, reports Citi FM online. “The way forward...

Zimbabwe turns President Mugabe’s birthday into a public holiday

Zimbabwe has declared President Robert Mugabe’s birthday on February 21 a national holiday, a state daily reported on Saturday, honouring the veteran politician in power since 1980 who opponents accuse of brutal repression and...

World’s biggest Rhino breeder to auction horns

An auction of rhino horns from the stockpiles of the world’s biggest private breeder will go ahead Monday after a South African court ordered that the government release permits for them. South African authorities had...

China offers to help Sierra Leone

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson has said that China is ready to provide assistance in dealing with the mudslide catastrophe, reports Xinhua. Over 300 people have been reported dead in a mudslide and flooding in...