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Nearly 50 killed in Central Africa since Monday: Peacekeepers

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:56

Nearly 50 people have been killed in three days in a fresh surge of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic triggered by a massacre of Muslims by a Christian militia, a peacekeeping officer said.

Further fighting in Central African Republic kills over 50

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:02

More than 50 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses and officials said on Tuesday, with foreign troops struggling to stop recurrent violence between Muslim and Christian communities.

Central Africa death toll rises to 70 in four days

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:02

The death toll in the Central African Republic has risen to nearly 70 in just four days, a peacekeeping officer said today, following a surge of sectarian violence in the crisis-hit country.

At least 22 killed in clashes in Central African Republic: Witnesses

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:28

At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said on Tuesday, as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities.

South Africa receives UN Public Service Award

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 06:44

South Africa has won the UN Public Service Award for a project which implemented innovative solutions to improve public service delivery for promoting sustainable development, it was announced Monday.

Ebola `out of control` in West Africa: MSF

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 03:16

An epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is now "out of control" with more than 60 outbreak hotspots, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

South African mayor held over Mandela memorial funds fraud

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 02:42

A South African mayor and two other local officials were arrested today over alleged abuse of state funds meant for Nelson Mandela`s memorial, according to police and government officials.

South Africa strike against world's top platinum producers over

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 02:15

A five-month strike against the world's biggest platinum producers is over, union leaders said today, ending a stoppage that has battered South Africa's economy.

Kenyan jets hit al Shabaab bases in Somalia, kill 80: AU force

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 17:18

Kenyan fighter jets have attacked two bases belonging to Islamist al Shabaab insurgents in Somalia and killed at least 80 militants, African Union peacekeepers there said on Monday.

2 million under-fives die each year in central, west Africa: UN

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 01:17

Two million children under five die each year in central and western Africa, accounting for almost a third of all deaths worldwide in that age range, the UN children`s agency said today.

Voting slow in Mauritanian presidential poll amid boycott

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 01:28

Voters trickled into polling centres in Mauritania on Saturday in an election where incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was counting on a high turnout to see off an opposition boycott and boost his authority.

UN chief to visit three African countries: Spokesman

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:01

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to start a visit to Namibia, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya Monday.