0556 GMT June 23, 2018
First Vice President congratulates Ethiopia PM appointment
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri in a message congratulated Abiy Ahmed for his appointment as Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Protesters in Madagascar demand president resignation, as anti-govt. rallies continue
More than 1,000 anti-government activists have rallied in Madagascar's capital for an eighth consecutive day, demanding the resignation of the president.
40 people fleeing violence drown off DR Congo
Forty civilians have drowned after their boats overturned on a storm-swollen river while they were fleeing fighting in the northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Boko Haram bomb attacks kill four civilians in Nigeria
Boko Haram bombers have killed at least four civilians after fighting broke out on the outskirts of northeast Nigeria's biggest city, Maiduguri.
UN finds five mass graves in Congo amid ethnic violence
United Nations investigators have discovered five probable mass grave sites in eastern Congo's Ituri province where an outbreak of ethnic violence has killed at least 263 people, a UN peacekeeping mission said.
IAAF introduces new rule pairing hyperandrogenism with testosterone doping
The IAAF confirmed a new hyperandrogenism rule on Thursday that could prevent South African runner Caster Semenya from competing in 800m and 1500m races.
Eight months on, is Kenya's plastic bag ban working?
Waterways are clearer, the food chain is less contaminated with plastic — and there are fewer ‘flying toilets’.
Jailed Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan wins UNESCO press freedom prize
The United Nations cultural agency says detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid will be awarded the World Press Freedom Prize, a decision that drew criticism from Egyptian authorities.
15 militants killed in fresh clashes in Mali’s north: Army
Some 15 militants have been killed in an anti-militant operation by Mali’s army in the northern regions of the West African country.
Suspected cattle thieves kill 27 in northern Nigeria
Suspected cattle thieves in Nigeria have killed at least 27 people in two villages in the country’s north, as security forces struggle to contain armed robbers.
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