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'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally Sat, 23 Jun, 2018

Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first rally in the capital attended by tens of thousands of people, state media reported.
Ivory Coast govt calls for evacuation from flood zones in Abidjan

Ivory Coast govt calls for evacuation from flood zones in Abidjan Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

Ivory Coast's government on Thursday called for the evacuation of all people living in flood-prone zones in Abidjan, the country's economic hub, after 18 were killed by flash floods triggered by torrential rain.
South African power outages enter second day as workers protest

South African power outages enter second day as workers protest Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

South Africa suffered power outages for a second day on Friday as workers protested over wages at national electricity provider Eskom, in a test of President Cyril Ramaphosa's resolve to cut costs at struggling state companies.
Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo

Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo Sat, 02 Jun, 2018

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday they had detected five fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country.
DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases

DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases Sun, 20 May, 2018

Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen Saturday.
UN says 160,000 anglophone Cameroonians fled violence since 2016

UN says 160,000 anglophone Cameroonians fled violence since 2016 Tue, 15 May, 2018

Some 160,000 people have fled their homes in Cameroon's English-speaking regions because of violence between anglophone separatists and government forces, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Kenyan rose-farm dam bursts, 'sea of water' kills 47

Kenyan rose-farm dam bursts, 'sea of water' kills 47 Thu, 10 May, 2018

A dam on a commercial flower farm in Kenya's Rift Valley burst after weeks of torrential rain, unleashing a "sea of water" that careered down a hillside and smashed into two villages, killing at least 47 people.
Nigeria says will prevent Ebola spread from DR Congo

Nigeria says will prevent Ebola spread from DR Congo Wed, 09 May, 2018

 The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it was acting to prevent the spread of Ebola from Democratic Republic of Congo where an outbreak of the disease has killed 17 people.
Madagascar leader urges end to unrest amid protests over deaths

Madagascar leader urges end to unrest amid protests over deaths Mon, 23 Apr, 2018

Madagascar's president on Monday demanded an end to unrest he said was intended to divide the country after two demonstrators were killed in a confrontation between police and anti-government protesters at the weekend.
257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster Wed, 11 Apr, 2018

Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed after takeoff, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members, officials said.
Talks resume between Togo govt and opposition

Talks resume between Togo govt and opposition Fri, 23 Mar, 2018

Talks between Togo's ruling party and the opposition resumed on Friday after a month-long pause, with Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo acting as a mediator.
Nigeria's Buhari meets with Dapchi girls

Nigeria's Buhari meets with Dapchi girls Fri, 23 Mar, 2018

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received the released Dapchi girls on Friday in a meeting clouded by the absence of a Christian student still held by Boko Haram for refusing to convert to Islam.
Dozens killed in troubled eastern DR Congo province

Dozens killed in troubled eastern DR Congo province Tue, 13 Mar, 2018

Dozens of people were killed overnight in several villages in DR Congo's northeast province of Ituri, raising the toll of an ethnic conflict that has already caused tens of thousands to flee, officials said Tuesday.

Eight soldiers, 8 assailants dead in Burkina attack

Eight soldiers, 8 assailants dead in Burkina attack Tue, 06 Mar, 2018

Eight soldiers were killed and 61 injured, as well as 24 civilians, in last week's twin attacks in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, the authorities said Tuesday, adding that eight jihadist assailants also died.
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