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Suicide bomber kills five in Chad

A suicide bomber killed five people, including a Chadian soldier, when she blew herself up on the shores of Lake Chad, military and government...

Dozens die in Tanzania tanker blast

A fuel tanker exploded in eastern Tanzania killing at least 60 people, authorities said, as flames ripped through a crowd gathered to siphon fuel...

DR Congo Ebola trial effective

Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatment for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed encouraging survival...

Respect due process, Tanzania urged

Britain and the United States urged Tanzania to guarantee due process of law for a journalist arrested on charges his lawyer and rights groups...

Blind female bomber killed Mog mayor

The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people was a blind, female municipal government employee assisted by a fellow...

Family killed by gunmen in Oromia

Gunmen shot dead a family of seven and injured three others in the restive Ethiopian state Oromia, the prime minister’s home region, authorities said. It...

Eritrea military service

Eritrea is forcing thousands of students and teachers into indefinite national service, driving many into exile and frustrating hopes a peace deal with Ethiopia...

West African slavery lives on, 400 years later

Blessing was only six when her mother arranged for her to be an unpaid housemaid for a family in Abuja, on the promise they...

Doctors arrested in connection with WHO official’s death

Three Congolese doctors were arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organisation (WHO) epidemiologist involved in...

Ebola vaccine trial in Uganda

Uganda started its largest-ever trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine, an official said, amid fears of a potential spill-over of the deadly haemorrhagic fever...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...