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Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east

Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes.
Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence

Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president

Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Several hundred anti-graft activists took to the streets of Malawi on Friday to protest against alleged corruption in the government of President Peter Mutharika.
127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

The official death toll rose to 127 after a badly overcrowded ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian authorities said Friday, as a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.

King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election

King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Voters in the African kingdom of eSwatini, previously known as Swaziland, cast ballots Friday in an election where political parties are banned and winning candidates are sidelined by a monarch who wields absolute power.
Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years

Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday, cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe's Red Sea ports.
Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DR Congo

Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DR Congo Mon, 27 Aug, 2018

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 75, the health ministry said Monday.
Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity

Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

 Malians voted on Sunday to decide whether or not to give President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a second term, amid widespread ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years ago.
Black and white Zimbabwe farmers try to bridge a sharp divide

Black and white Zimbabwe farmers try to bridge a sharp divide Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

Two years ago, a black Zimbabwean farmer saw a white farmer thrown off land by a violent mob. Now the two work together in a partnership that they say could be a model to save the country's ruined agricultural sector.
Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity

Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity Sat, 21 Jul, 2018

Eighteen years after the guns fell silent following Ethiopia's bloody border war with Eritrea, the frontier town of Zalambessa is a quiet, rubble-strewn outpost crossed by a road to nowhere.
Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, with emotions spilling over into the aisles and onto the tarmac as families were reunited.
Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks

Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks Sun, 08 Jul, 2018

The leaders of bitter foes Ethiopia and Eritrea met on Sunday, hugging and smiling for cameras in Eritrea's capital as officials on both sides heralded an end to a near 20-year military standoff.
Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead

Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead Fri, 29 Jun, 2018

 Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali, leaving at least six people dead on Friday, a spokesman for the force said.
Eritrea's top diplomat in Ethiopia for historic talks

Eritrea's top diplomat in Ethiopia for historic talks Tue, 26 Jun, 2018

Ethiopia rolled out the red carpet for Eritrea's top diplomat on Tuesday as the two nations took the next step in a historic initiative aimed at ending decades of conflict and hostility.

86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash Mon, 25 Jun, 2018

 Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. The growing conflict by some accounts has become deadlier than Nigeria's Boko Haram extremist insurgency.
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