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French national kidnapped in Mali

A female French national has been kidnapped in Mali’s restive north region, the French foreign ministry has confirmed. Sophie Petronin, an aid worker, was abducted...

Economic hardship forces Nigerians to cut back, even on essentials

In Nigeria rising inflation and dwindling income is dampening the festive mood to many. Nigeria is struggling to lift itself from the worst recession in...

Talks to end DR Congo’s political crisis postponed

Talks to end the Democratic Republic of Congo's political crisis were again suspended on Saturday. That followed 48 hours of negotiations over President Joseph Kabila's...

China’s ‘app for everything’ WeChat bans online religious ‘donations’

China’s all-in-one app, WeChat, has decided to say no to all posts from alleged religious groups or individuals asking for donations, before too many...

Libyan plane hijackers charged with terrorism at Malta court

The two Libyan plane hijackers who forced a domestic plane to divert to Malta on Friday have appeared at a Maltese court, charged with...

Malagasy cocoa farmers decry a bitter sweet tale with crop

With an annual production of 7000 tonnes, Madagascar is still a dwarf in the global cocoa market. But the variety of the crop found on...

Congolese ethnic militia kills 13 in apparent revenge attack

An enthic Nande militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday killed at least 13 Hutu civilians with guns and machetes in an...

UN envoy in Somalia warns against renewed violence in Galkayo

The United Nations envoy in Somalia has expressed concern over renewed violence between rival states in Galkayo town in central Somalia, which killed at...

China Road and Bridge Corporation fetes dedicated Kenyan staff

One of the four large state-owned Chinese companies, the China Road and Bridge Corporation has awarded its longest serving staff in Kenya. The Long Service...

Nigerian army captures key Boko Haram hideout

Nigeria's army has captured a key Boko Haram camp, the Islamist militant group's last enclave in the vast Sambisa forest that was its stronghold,...
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