The death toll from the attack on a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu has risen to 26, with Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians among the dead, Jubbaland region's president said on Saturday.
Americans among dead as hotel attacked in Somalia
At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab terrorists on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said Saturday.
Over two dozen killed in Somalia hotel siege
Nigerian people have once again taken to the streets of the capital, Abuja, to demand the immediate release of ailing Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, a day after security forces killed two of his supporters.
Nigerians stage protest to demand release of Zakzaky
Residents of Kuils River in Western Cape, who insist that nearby steel company has been polluting their air, have taken their complaints to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
S. African residents take steel company to SAHRC for 'polluting our air'
A South African man who won the chance to be the first black African in space has died in a motorbike crash before turning his dream into reality, his family announced Sunday.
Man set to be first African astronaut dies in bike crash
Sudan's top general said the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir in April will be dissolved with the implementation of a power-sharing deal reached with protesters last week.
Sudan's military council to be dissolved in transition deal
Changes in lifestyles including poor eating habits are contributing immensely to growing cases of hypertension in Ghana.
Hypertension cases in Ghana surge
The UN Security Council called for a cease-fire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1,000, including scores killed in an airstrike that hit a detention center for migrants.
UN calls for Libya cease-fire as death toll climbs to 1,000
A London-based Islamic rights organization has called on Nigeria to immediately release top Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky from prison and send him abroad for urgent medical treatment.
Sheikh Zakzaky in dire need of treatement: Rights group warns
Crowds of jubilant Sudanese took to the streets of Khartoum on Friday to celebrate a landmark deal between protest leaders and the country's ruling generals aimed at turning the page on months of political unrest.
Sudan protesters hail landmark deal with generals

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