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South African opposition calls for new election, accused of hallucinating

Jacob Zuma, who has held power since 2009, has now survived nine no-confidence votes despite a record in office marred by allegations of sleaze and influence-peddling. He hailed his win as a victory

Aug 09, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
Countdown to Indo-China military conflict has begun; New Delhi should come to senses: Chinese daily

Countdown to Indo-China military conflict has begun; New Delhi should come to senses: Chinese daily

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Wednesday said the ongoing Doklam standoff was not very serious.

Aug 09, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

Four Pakistani Army personnel killed in suicide attack

A suicide bomber killed four Pakistani military personnel in the troubled northwest, near the border with Afghanistan, the Army said on Wednesday.

Aug 09, 2017, 12:09 PM IST

Kenya's president takes early lead after peaceful vote

First results began to come in on Tuesday night but a very close race means it might take three days before a winner emerges. Officially, election authorities have up to a week to declare the outcome

Aug 08, 2017, 23:56 PM IST
South Africa`s Jacob Zuma survives vote to oust him, says ANC party united against opposition bid for power

South Africa`s Jacob Zuma survives vote to oust him, says ANC party united against opposition bid for power

The ANC is supported by the overwhelming majority.

Aug 08, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

Kenyan woman gives birth while waiting to vote

Kenyans are voting in six elections, including a too-close-to-call race between President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, and longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Aug 08, 2017, 18:46 PM IST
Barack Obama calls for calm as polling begins in Kenya

Barack Obama calls for calm as polling begins in Kenya

Former US President Barack Obama called for calm in Tuesday's general elections in Kenya, where there are concerns over a possible resurgence of violence stemming from political and ethnic tensions.

Aug 08, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
South Africa's parliament Speaker allows secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa's parliament Speaker allows secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote

The rand extended its gains after her announcement.

Aug 07, 2017, 19:40 PM IST

Ex-Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko kept in Swiss jail as torture investigation extended

Former Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko has been in pre-trial custody since January after the Geneva-based legal group Trial International filed a criminal complaint accusing him of having

Aug 03, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
At least 34 killed in Madagascar bus crash: Officials

At least 34 killed in Madagascar bus crash: Officials

In January, 47 people, including 10 children and a newly wed couple, were killed when a truck carrying a wedding party and guests crashed.

Aug 01, 2017, 21:31 PM IST
Protesters demand rapid inquiry into murder of Kenya vote official

Protesters demand rapid inquiry into murder of Kenya vote official

In 2013, Odinga took his complaints to court and the elections were largely peaceful. But in 2007, he called for street demonstrations. The political protests and the ethnic violence that followed

Aug 01, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

‘South Africa has highest HIV prevalence rate’

The government believes the new measure will stop the transmission of HIV and also lengthen the life expectancy to 70 by 2030.

Aug 01, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

Officer killed as siege at Kenya deputy president`s home ends

Elite Kenyan security forces on Sunday killed a man at the home of Deputy President William Ruto, ending a 20-hour siege that left one officer dead and another wounded, security officials said.

Jul 31, 2017, 06:44 AM IST

Suspected Boko Haram militants issue video of three kidnapped oil survey team members

The University of Maiduguri confirmed the three men in the video were their staff members. It also released a photo of them late on Friday. 

Jul 29, 2017, 15:45 PM IST

At least 8 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos

A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least eight people, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said on Wednesday.

Jul 26, 2017, 18:02 PM IST

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people and continues to carry out deadly attacks despite the government's declaration late last year that the extremists had been "

Jul 26, 2017, 15:51 PM IST

Egyptian court sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

The court handed other defendants a variety of jail terms up to life in prison. Of 67 defendants, 15 are still at large.

Jul 22, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

Suicide bomber kills eight in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri: Police

At least 62 people have been killed in attacks on Maiduguri and its environs since early June. Seventeen people were killed in the city last week.

Jul 17, 2017, 19:08 PM IST

Eight killed in Nigeria suicide bombing: Authorities

The head of the Borno state emergency management agency, Ahmed Satomi, said the blast happened at about 5:30 am (0430 GMT) in the London Ciki area of Maiduguri, which has been at the epicentre of

Jul 17, 2017, 15:48 PM IST

Eight killed in Senegal football stadium stampede in Africa

With the score at 2-1 during extra time, a fight broke out between fans of rivals US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour, reports Xinhua news agency. 

Jul 16, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

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