At least 36 people, including seven children, have been killed by landslides triggered by unusually heavy rains in northwestern Kenya, a local official said on Saturday.
Landslides kill at least 36 people as heavy rains lash northwestern Kenya
South Africa could fall deeper into junk territory after S&P Global Ratings cut the outlook on its assessment of the nation’s debt to negative, citing the slow growth, upwardly revised fiscal deficit and growing debt burden.
South Africa outlook cut to negative by S&P amid fiscal woes
The African Union ordered Britain on Friday to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its “continued colonial administration” after a United Nations deadline for it to do so expired.
African Union orders Britain to withdraw from Chagos Islands, end 'colonial administration'
Kenya has earned its first billion shillings from oil exports from the Turkana facility. But analysts say the milestone has been overshadowed by a cloud of economic gloom.
Kenya reaps first billion from oil exports but economic forecast remains cloudy
A senior al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab officer has reportedly been killed in Somalia in an operation by the United States military.
Senior al-Shabab officer allegedly killed in US raid in Somalia
At least 10 civilians were killed in two attacks by militia gunmen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources said Wednesday.
10 civilians killed by ADF militants in eastern DR Congo
South African Airways (SAA) needs a government guarantee to help it secure bank funding otherwise the carrier is at risk of entering liquidation, board member Martin Kingston said on Wednesday, as a crippling strike enters its sixth day.
South African Airways needs government loan guarantee or risks liquidation: Board member
Mali and Niger forces were carrying out a joint operation when a patrol was attacked by Takfiri terrorists near the northeastern town of Tabankort, the army said on social media.
Clashes between the Malian army and Takfiri terrorists have claimed the lives of 24 soldiers and 17 fighters.
At least one person has been killed and several others injured after Nigerian police used live ammunition to break up a religious gathering by supporters of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
One killed as Nigerian forces open fire on Sheikh Zakzaky supporters
Tunisian women have protested outside parliament against the swearing in of a newly elected lawmaker who was caught in an indecent video.
Protests as Tunisian MP accused of indecency sworn in

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