Seventeen people have been killed in two car bomb attacks at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in the capital Mogadishu.
Car bombs rock Mogadishu, kill 17 people
Tanzania released two staff members of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Thursday, a day after they were detained and their passports seized, the South African Foreign Ministry said.
Tanzania frees two members of CPJ journalists' advocacy group
A principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said.
All 78 child hostages released in Cameroon, two teachers held
Millions of voters in Madagascar queued in long lines early on Wednesday to cast their ballots in a presidential election as the Indian Ocean island struggles to create jobs, fight poverty and end corruption.
Madagascar starts voting in bid to end poverty, corruption
More than 80 people, mostly children, have been kidnapped from a school in a restive English-speaking region in Cameroon as violence continues to plague government efforts to reach a settlement with separatists.
Over 80 people, mostly school children, kidnapped in Cameroon
Rebels killed at least seven civilians and abducted 15 others, including children, in fresh overnight raids in the far eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources said Sunday.
Rebels kill 7 civilians in eastern DR Congo: army
Depression has been at the root of suicide in Phoenix, an Indian township, northwest of central Durban in South Africa, with an estimated 15 teenagers ending their lives over the past 10 months.
Teen suicide toll of 15 in South Africa’s Phoenix
At least 16 civilians have been killed and several others injured after suspected Boko Haram terrorists staged multiple attacks on villages in northeastern Nigeria.
Boko Haram militants kill 16 in raids on villages in northeast Nigeria
Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday swore in the country’s first female supreme court president, building on efforts by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to achieve gender parity in government.
Ethiopia gets its first female supreme court president
Nigerian security forces have once again opened fire on supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during an annual religious procession near the capital Abuja, one day after they killed nearly 20 protesters.
Nigerian police open fire on Muslim mourners commemorating Arba’een

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