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South Africa: Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe accused of assault

South Africa: Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe accused of assault

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe, 52, is the Zimbabwean president’s second wife Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, is alleged to have attacked a 20-year-old model at a hotel in South Africa, local media there report. The woman accused Mrs Mugabe, 52, of hitting her in the face and put images of a head […]

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Image caption People may have been asleep when mudslides occurred More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene said many people may […]

Deadly attack targets UN mission in Timbuktu, Mali

Deadly attack targets UN mission in Timbuktu, Mali

Image copyright Minusma/Marco Dormino Image caption UN troops have been trying to stabilise Mali since 2013 Gunmen have attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali, killing seven people. Five of those who died were Malian security guards. The Malian military said the assault had been repulsed and four […]

Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. At least eight foreigners and seven locals were among those killed in Sunday’s evening attack on the Aziz […]

Kenya election: Raila Odinga’s strike call mostly ignored

Kenya election: Raila Odinga’s strike call mostly ignored

Image caption Many people say they cannot afford to heed the call for a strike Many Kenyans have ignored opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for a strike over disputed elections. In the capital Nairobi and other cities, many shops remain open. At least 24 people have been killed in violence since the 8 August election, […]

Nigeria’s Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK

Nigeria’s Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK

Image copyright Presidency Nigeria / Bayo Omoboriowo Image caption A photograph tweeted by the @NGRPresident Twitter account shows President Buhari with officials, smiling over a large get well card Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home after medical treatment in the UK, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission. The African […]

Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

Image caption People may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred At least 200 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene […]

Burkina Faso gun attack kills 18 people at cafe

Burkina Faso gun attack kills 18 people at cafe

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. At least eight foreigners and seven locals were among those killed in Sunday’s evening attack on the Aziz […]

Kenya election: Raila Odinga’s strike call mostly ignored

Kenya election: Raila Odinga’s strike call mostly ignored

Image caption Many people say they cannot afford to heed the call for a strike Many Kenyans have ignored opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for a strike over disputed elections. In the capital Nairobi and other cities, many shops remain open. At least 24 people have been killed in violence since the 8 August election, […]

Nigeria’s Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK

Nigeria’s Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK

Image copyright Presidency Nigeria / Bayo Omoboriowo Image caption A photograph tweeted by the @NGRPresident Twitter account shows President Buhari with officials, smiling over a large get well card Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home after medical treatment in the UK, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission. The African […]