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US airstrike kills 60 Al Shabab militants in Somalia

US airstrike kills 60 Al Shabab militants in Somalia

The airstrike was conducted by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM). 

Oct 17, 2018, 10:23 AM IST
At least seven dead, 125 injured as train derails in Morocco

At least seven dead, 125 injured as train derails in Morocco

The train, which connects northern cities of Casablanca and Tangier, derailed at 10.10 AM in Sidi Bouknadel.

Oct 17, 2018, 08:23 AM IST
14 dead, over 20 injured in twin suicide blasts in Somalia

14 dead, over 20 injured in twin suicide blasts in Somalia

Twin suicide blasts took place in southwestern Somalia. 

Oct 14, 2018, 09:54 AM IST
Nigerian woman sells her 6-month-old baby to buy mobile phone

Nigerian woman sells her 6-month-old baby to buy mobile phone

 The 23-year-old accused woman, Miracle Johnson had allegedly sold her baby, Greatness, to an orphanage in exchange for N200,000.

Aug 28, 2018, 08:13 AM IST
Opposition protesters clash with police as ruling party wins majority in Zimbabwe, one dead

Opposition protesters clash with police as ruling party wins majority in Zimbabwe, one dead

One person was shot dead by Zimbabwean soldiers near a bus rank in central Harare, witnesses told a Reuters photographer.

Aug 01, 2018, 20:06 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to address BRICS Summit in South Africa, hold talks with Vladmir Putin, Xi Jinping

PM Narendra Modi to address BRICS Summit in South Africa, hold talks with Vladmir Putin, Xi Jinping

In South Africa, the PM will also hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin. 

Jul 26, 2018, 13:38 PM IST
Ethiopia's PM escapes unhurt after grenade blast at rally, 1 dead

Ethiopia's PM escapes unhurt after grenade blast at rally, 1 dead

 Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was addressing a rally when the powerful blast took place.

Jun 23, 2018, 20:51 PM IST
Winnie Mandela, tainted anti-apartheid figurehead, dies at 81

Winnie Mandela, tainted anti-apartheid figurehead, dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the wife of Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of 81.

Apr 03, 2018, 08:23 AM IST
South African President Jacob Zuma quits amid corruption claims

South African President Jacob Zuma quits amid corruption claims

South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday resigned from his office mid corruption claims.

Feb 15, 2018, 06:17 AM IST
 Zimbabwe`s former president Robert Mugabe ousted by `military coup`: Ex-minister

Zimbabwe`s former president Robert Mugabe ousted by `military coup`: Ex-minister

Zimbabwe`s former president Robert Mugabe was ousted by a "military coup" that forced his resignation, former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo said in an interview with the BBC broadcast on Thursday.

Jan 11, 2018, 15:03 PM IST
36 dead in central Kenya bus crash

36 dead in central Kenya bus crash

A bus travelling from Busia, in western Kenya, collided with a truck coming from Nakuru town.

Dec 31, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
Ten killed in terror attack outside church in Egypt's Cairo

Ten killed in terror attack outside church in Egypt's Cairo

At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed in the shootout outside the south Cairo church.

Dec 29, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
South Africa's top court to rule on Jacob Zuma impeachment motion today

South Africa's top court to rule on Jacob Zuma impeachment motion today

Jacob Zuma is in a weakened position after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was narrowly elected leader of Zuma`s ruling African National Congress.

Dec 29, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

First results expected in watershed Liberian presidential poll

Whoever wins will succeed Africa`s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over at the helm of the small west African nation in 2006.

Dec 28, 2017, 07:19 AM IST
Egypt hangs 15 militants for killing security forces in Sinai: security sources

Egypt hangs 15 militants for killing security forces in Sinai: security sources

The hangings took place at two prisons in the north of the country early on Tuesday, the sources said.

Dec 26, 2017, 20:14 PM IST
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appoints former army boss as party Vice President

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appoints former army boss as party Vice President

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over last month from 93-year-old Robert Mugabe after the intervention of the military, is under pressure from opposition parties and the public to implement political

Dec 23, 2017, 22:06 PM IST
United Nations gives green light on Russia arms to Central African Republic

United Nations gives green light on Russia arms to Central African Republic

The Central African Republic`s leaders asked Russia several months ago to provide weapons for units being formed by the EU.

Dec 16, 2017, 07:55 AM IST
South Africa`s troubled ANC meets to elect new leader

South Africa`s troubled ANC meets to elect new leader

President Jacob Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, will step down as ANC chief, but remain as head of state ahead of general elections in 2019.

Dec 16, 2017, 07:32 AM IST
Ex Egypt premier Ahmed Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt: Family

Ex Egypt premier Ahmed Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt: Family

Ahmed Shafik, a former air force commander and government minister, is seen as the strongest potential opponent of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 

Dec 02, 2017, 21:06 PM IST

50 dead in South Sudan tribal raids: Officials

Fifty people were killed in raids by a tribal militia in eastern South Sudan, a local official said Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks between rival communities.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:53 PM IST