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President El-Sisi promises justice for victims of Mosque attack

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said that the Friday attack that killed at least 235 people and injured more than 100 others will not go in vain. The blast occurred in in the al-Rawda mosque...

World leaders condole with Egypt following deadly mosque attack

World leaders have sent their condolence messages to the families of the victims of the deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt. At least 184 people were killed in the Friday attack on the al-Rawda...

South Africa, Angola to scrap visa travel as Lourenco meets Zuma

Angolan President Joao Lourenco is in South Africa for a two-day working visit that will see him hold bilateral talks with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma. The visit is seen by many political analysts...

AU commends Rwanda for offering to resettle migrants

The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has praised the government of Rwanda for offering to take in about 30,000 African migrants stranded in Libya. Kigali says it is also prepared to...

Three UN peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed in ambush

Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed in an attack on Friday by unidentified assailants in northeastern Mali, the UN mission there said. Several others soldiers are reported injured from the attack...

Uhuru Kenyatta invites Raila Odinga to his inauguration ceremony

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited main opposition leader Raila Odinga to witness his swearing in on Tuesday in the capital Nairobi. Odinga is among the other six former presidential hopefuls invited to Kenyatta’s inauguration,...

UK denies advising its citizens against travelling to Kenya

The UK has denied issuing a fresh travel warning against Kenya as reported by local Daily Nation newspaper, saying it was simply giving a factual update. British authorities had on Thursday asked its citizens in the East...

Six suspected of being Somali pirates arrested by Italian navy

Six suspected Somali pirates have been transferred to the Seychelles following their arrest for attacks earlier this month off southern Somalia, a Seychelles prisons official said. The suspects arrived Thursday morning at the port of...

At least 235 killed in mosque attack in Egypt’s northern Sinai

A Friday attack on a mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai killed at least 235 people and injured more than 125 others, local media report. The blast occurred in in the al-Rawda mosque in the town...

Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

New Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday announced that elections would be held next year as scheduled, and outlined a broad vision for restoring economic and financial stability for the southern African country. Mnangagwa made...