Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses told AFP on Sunday.
Dozen civilians killed in DR Congo rebel attack
At least 14 civilians and four soldiers were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by terrorists on the town of Beni in eastern Congo, the army and local officials said, warning the unrest could hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area.
Terrorist attack in Congo Ebola zone kills 18
Many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being halted overnight.
Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster death toll hits 100
The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.
Over 100 die in Tanzania ferry disaster
A South African man was arrested and will be charged in court for posting a video on social media in which he hurled racial abuse at President Cyril Ramaphosa, police said on Thursday.
South African man arrested for racist rant at Ramaphosa
Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers walked out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's state of the nation address to parliament on Tuesday, signalling their lingering bitterness after losing a disputed July 30 presidential and parliamentary election.
Zimbabwe opposition lawmakers walk out of President Mnangagwa address
Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country’s main relief agency said on Tuesday.
100 killed in severe flooding across 10 states in Nigeria
A top chief who led a coalition of armed militia groups has surrendered in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with hundreds of youth fighters, according to local authorities.
Top militia chief surrenders in DR Congo’s Kasai region
At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a police source said.
At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence
Hundreds of Burundians took part in government organized protests on Saturday against a UN report that blamed President Pierre Nkurunziza for fueling hatred and violence.
Hundreds of Burundians hold anti-UN protests

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