Twenty-four West African migrants were rescued and dozens more feared dead after traffickers deserted them in Niger's northern desert without food or water, a senior local official said Monday.
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Twenty-four West African migrants were rescued and dozens more feared dead after traffickers deserted them in Niger's northern desert without food or water, a senior local official said Monday.
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Zimbabwe police arrested prominent protest pastor and anti-government campaigner Evan Mwawire on Monday after he spoke to a group of striking medical students, his family and lawyer said.
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Eight Chadian soldiers were killed in fierce fighting with Boko Haram insurgents at the weekend on islands on Lake Chad, which borders four countries on the edge of the Sahara, Chad's army said Monday.
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Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, judicial sources told AFP on Sunday.
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Fresh clashes Saturday between government troops and a militia in Nord-Kivu province in the troubled east of DR Congo have left two soldiers and four fighters dead, the army said.
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Zimbabwe's Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday pledged that next year's elections will be peaceful, "free and fair" despite opposition concerns about electoral interference.
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Red Cross volunteers prevented a significant number of Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 epidemic in west Africa by using safe burial techniques, according to a study released Thursday.
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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said he was confident that the country will emerge sooner than expected from its first recession for eight years.
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A double suicide attack killed six civilians on Wednesday in Cameroon's restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said.
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Ghana's government is facing growing calls to keep its promises after it won elections on a pledge to stamp out corruption.
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South Africa's highest court on Thursday ruled that lawmakers can cast secret ballots in a no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma, who is facing mounting criticism within the ruling ANC.
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At least 40 people were killed in clashes on Tuesday in the Central African Republic, aid and security sources said, the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal.