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African, EU leaders meet on migrant crisis

Some 125,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean by boat this year, according to UN figures, with the vast majority arriving in Italy before travelling on to other EU members. An estimated 2,400

Aug 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.

Aug 28, 2017, 15:32 PM IST
Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

"It may well be over 1,000 Sierra Leoneans we are mourning now. But why should about 1,000 of our compatriots' lives end tragically like this?" Temple said.  

Aug 28, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Al Qaeda says senior commander in Somalia al Shabaab affiliate killed

A senior commander in al Shabaab, Somalia`s al Qaeda-affiliated Islamist rebels, was killed last month in a US airstrike, the group said on Saturday in an online statement.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

Egypt criticises US decision to cut aid as Kushner visits

Egyptian media however quoted President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi`s spokesman Alaa Youssef as saying the president would meet the delegation.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:24 PM IST

Mudslide at Guinea rubbish dump kills at least eight

The threat of deadly landslides is growing in west and central Africa as rainfall, deforestation and urban populations rise, experts say.

Aug 22, 2017, 23:06 PM IST
Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

Sources in Sabratha, 70 km west of the capital, said the sudden drop had been caused by a new force in the seaside city, which is preventing migrants from leaving, often by locking them up. 

Aug 21, 2017, 23:50 PM IST

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety.

Aug 21, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

South African Minister resigns over women assault claims

A woman has accused Manana of kicking and punching her and her cousin at the exit of a nightclub in the early hours of August 6. The incident sparked outcry from the civil society and the opposition

Aug 20, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

South African minister Mduduzi Manana resigns after assaulting woman

Manana in his resignation letter expressed regret for his behaviour and apologised to the nation.

Aug 20, 2017, 11:16 AM IST

Fresh deadly clashes hit central Africa, over dozen killed

There were also clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bria, a central town.

Aug 19, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467

Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467

The country must be prepared to battle cholera and malaria, Rahman said, in the wake of one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit Africa in recent years.

Aug 19, 2017, 20:30 PM IST

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame sworn in for third term

The 59-year-old Kagame, who was re-elected with nearly 99 per cent of the vote, took a swipe at critics who regularly highlight repression and lack of freedoms in the tiny east African nation.

Aug 18, 2017, 19:30 PM IST
South African police confirm Grace Mugabe remains in the country

South African police confirm Grace Mugabe remains in the country

South African police confirmed on Wednesday that Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe remained in the country and had applied for diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old

Aug 16, 2017, 22:42 PM IST

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

Odinga has charged that the August 8 election was rigged in favour of Kenyatta through the hacking and manipulation of the electronic vote counting system.

Aug 16, 2017, 22:38 PM IST

Falling tree kills 11 at religious festival in Madeira: Media

Emergency services were not immediately available to comment but were expected to give details of the accident at 1530 GMT.

Aug 15, 2017, 22:22 PM IST
312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital

312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital

Sierra Leone was one of the west African nations hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014 that left more than 4,000 people dead in the country, and it has struggled to revive its economy since

Aug 14, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
18 dead in 'terrorist attack' on Burkina Faso restaurant

18 dead in 'terrorist attack' on Burkina Faso restaurant

A government statement described the latest deadly shooting as a "terrorist attack", while President Roch Marc Christian Kabore condemned it as "a despicable attack that has Ouagadougou in mourning

Aug 14, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Operation against Burkina attackers is over: Minister Remis Dandjinou

Security forces in the Burkina Faso capital early Monday concluded an operation against suspected jihadist gunmen who launched a deadly attack on a restaurant, the communications minister announced.

Aug 14, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

Sudan invited to US-Egyptian military exercises: Ministry

In July, the United States postponed for three months a decision on whether to permanently lift sanctions on Sudan over its human rights record and other issues.

Aug 11, 2017, 23:07 PM IST

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