The mayor of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and several other officials have been wounded in an explosion that hit local government headquarters.
Explosion rocks Somali capital, injures Mogadishu mayor
Nigerian soldiers have reportedly opened fire on Muslim marchers demanding the release of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, who has been in government custody since 2015.
Nigeria soldiers attack Zakzaky supporters: Witnesses
Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on supporters of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been jailed for over four years.
Iran slams Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on Zakzaky’s supporters
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has dismissed claims of violence raised against the movement, holding President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for the Zaria massacre.
Islamic Movement in Nigeria rejects allegations of violence
Libya's UN-recognized government says forces loyal to strongman General Khalifa Haftar appear to be preparing for a new offensive to capture the capital city Tripoli.
Haftar forces preparing for new push to capture Tripoli: Report
South Sudan's gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow by five percent in 2019 following years of contraction, the country's central bank said Friday.
South Sudan's economy to grow by 5% in 2019
Political commentator Seyed Abdullah Hoseini says the circumstances surrounding the detention of Sheikh Zakzaky indicate Nigerian authorities have no intention to release the Muslim cleric.
Nigeria has no intention to release top cleric, says commentator
Sudan's ruling military council and the pro-democracy movement signed a document on Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers.
Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing deal
Armed pirates have attacked a Turkish cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria, taking nearly a dozen sailors, all Turkish nationals, hostage for ransom.
10 Turkish sailors kidnapped in pirate attack off Nigeria
Zimbabwe has gone from deflation to triple-digit inflation in less than three years.
Zimbabwe has gone from falling prices to three-digit inflation in 30 months

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