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Visits to Zambia by Yellen, IMF reflect concern over stalled debt talks

Two of the world's most powerful finance officials are visiting...

At least five killed in blast, attack near Mogadishu mayor's office

Islamist fighters set off a bomb then stormed a government...

Eritrean troops seen leaving Ethiopian town of Shire

Large numbers of Eritrean troops have left the town of...

Over 60 kidnapped women, children freed in Burkina Faso

Sixty-six women and children kidnapped by armed assailants in northern...

Road crash in Senegal kills 19, wounds 24

Nineteen people were killed and 24 wounded in a road...

Zimbabwe police arrest 25 opposition members ahead of presidential election

Zimbabwean police on Saturday fired teargas at an opposition party...

Violence soars in Mali in the year after Russians arrive

Alou Diallo says he was drinking tea with his family...

Tigray forces begin handing over heavy weapons to Ethiopian army

Tigray forces, who fought a two-year war against Ethiopia's federal...

Traffic in Suez Canal normal after ship breakdown dealt with

Shipping traffic in the Suez Canal was proceeding normally on...

Gunmen kidnap 32 people from southern Nigeria train station

Gunmen armed with AK-47 rifles have abducted more than 30...

South Sudan: Six journalists held over footage of president appearing to wet himself

Six journalists in South Sudan have been arrested over the...

At least five African migrants die after boat sinks off Tunisia

At least five African migrants died and another 10 were...

Car bombs kill 15 in central Somalia

Two car bombs detonated by al Shabaab militants killed at...

Two lawmakers in Senegal jailed for assaulting pregnant colleague

A court in Senegal sentenced two lawmakers on Monday to...

Cholera deaths surge in Malawi, keeping schools closed

Malawi has delayed the opening of public schools in the...

US cuts off Burkina Faso from Africa duty-free trade programme

The United States has dropped Burkina Faso from the AGOA...

At least 20 people killed in clashes in Somaliland

At least 20 people have been killed in Somalia's breakaway...

Nine suffocate to death in Ugandan New Year firework crush

At least nine people including a 10-year-old boy suffocated to...

South African tanker blast death toll climbs to 18

The death toll from a gas tanker explosion in Johannesburg...

Three killed in military helicopter crash in Niger

A Nigerien military helicopter crashed landing at an airport in...

Johannesburg tanker explosion death toll rises to 15

The death toll from a gas tanker that exploded in...

Tanker explosion kills eight in Johannesburg

A gas tanker apparently stuck under a bridge exploded in...

South Africa marks holidays despite power cuts

Christmas lights twinkle, holiday music plays and Johannesburg's popular Rosebank...