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Mugabe's nephew blasts war veterans minister

09 February 2016, 18:20

President Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, has lambasted War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa over attempts to block some politburo members from attending a meeting.

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Malawi has only 300 medical doctors - NGO

09 February 2016, 15:31

Malawi has only 300 trained doctors working in the entire country, which has a total population of over 18 million, non-governmental organisation ActionAid International says.

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Picture of gay Malawian man goes viral after brutal attack

09 February 2016, 14:09

A picture of a gay man who was brutally attacked in Malawi has gone viral, with many describing the attack as a "hate crime".

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Opposition MP stabbed to death in Ghana: police

09 February 2016, 13:11

A leading opposition lawmaker in Ghana, Joseph Boakye-Danquah, has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital Accra, police said.

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South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

09 February 2016, 14:09

South African prosecutors plan to charge 4 former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of an activist who opposed white-minority rule

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South African court hears case against president

09 February 2016, 13:02

South Africa's highest court is hearing a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.

DR Congo clashes kill at least 15: authorities

09 February 2016, 11:18

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been the scene of heightened ethnic tensions in recent weeks.

Libyan warplane crashes after attacking IS jihadists

09 February 2016, 10:11

A warplane operated by forces loyal to Libya's recognised government crashed Monday near the eastern city of Derna after attacking Islamic State group positions, a military official said.

No new trial for priest convicted of sex tourism with boys

09 February 2016, 10:11

A priest who was convicted of having sex with poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras and said federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his case won't get a new trial.

Peacekeeping expert to coordinate sexual abuse response

09 February 2016, 09:00

The United Nations secretary-general has appointed a U.S. security expert to coordinate improvements in the U.N.'s response to reports of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers

Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

09 February 2016, 09:00

President Barack Obama signed into law a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa, a measure supporters say will save lives and accelerate growth on the continent.

Sisi regime eclipses Mubarak's 5 years after Egypt revolt

09 February 2016, 08:05

Five years after being ousted after a mass uprising, Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak is in a military hospital suite and his clan has been nearly rehabilitated under an even more repressive regime.

Zuma under pressure as South Africa faces 'testing' year

09 February 2016, 08:05

South African President Jacob Zuma delivers a state of the nation address this week to a country facing its toughest year since Nelson Mandela took power more than two decades ago.

Zika virus in the spotlight as US mosquito experts meet

09 February 2016, 08:05

Zika outbreak is in the spotlight as US mosquito control experts meet

27 migrants, including children, drown off Turkey

08 February 2016, 23:06

Twenty-seven people including 11 children drowned after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece, the Turkish coastguard said.

At least 15 dead in inter-ethnic clashes in east DRCongo

08 February 2016, 21:32

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a region that has been the scene of heightened ethnic tensions in recent weeks, local authorities said.

Bahrain charges 11 with forming Iran-trained 'terrorist' group

08 February 2016, 20:35

Bahrain's prosecution service said Monday it has charged 11 suspects with forming a "terrorist" group, including a number trained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the Hezbollah branch in Iraq.

Zim war vets want Moyo, Kasukuwere out of Zanu-PF

08 February 2016, 19:32

Zimbabwe's war veterans have called for the expulsion of national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Minister of High Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo, from the ruling Zanu-PF, as factional wars within the party intensify.

Drunken couple allowed a 9-year-old to drive them home

08 February 2016, 18:32

They say don’t drink and drive, but don’t give the vehicle over to your child either, as one couple discovered when they allowed a nine-year-old to drive them home.

Gazan killed in tunnel collapse on Egypt border

08 February 2016, 17:38

A Palestinian died on Monday when a tunnel he was trying to restore collapsed near Gaza's border with Egypt, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

ICC judge apologises for Gbagbo witness blunder

08 February 2016, 17:38

The presiding judge at the trial of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Monday apologised for a major blunder last week in which the names of several protected witnesses were accidentally revealed.

Children starving amid 'alarming' Somalia drought: UN

08 February 2016, 16:20

Over 58,000 children will starve to death in Somalia without urgent support, the United Nations warned Monday, amid severe drought in the impoverished and war-torn Horn of Africa country.

Watch: President Kenyatta heckled in Kisumu

08 February 2016, 15:26

Rowdy Kenyan youths jeered at President Uhuru Kenyatta when he stopped over in the Kisumu Country - one of the opposition's strongholds - to deliver a speech over the weekend.

2 kids die hitting discarded rocket with an axe

08 February 2016, 13:09

Two Cambodian children have been killed trying to prise open a discarded rocket-propelled grenade with an axe, police said Monday.

Grave robbers plunder hundreds of tombs in Sierra Leone

08 February 2016, 09:01

New security measures were in place Sunday at cemeteries in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown after grave robbers used pickaxes and sledge hammers to pry open tombs and steal coffins and jewellery.

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