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Africa

Sierra Leone mudslides: Death toll now up to 450 as rescuers search more bodies

Burials have begun in a cemetery that holds victims of the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak that killed thousands in the West African country.

19 Aug 2017 12:43 PM

Lebanese army to begin offensive against ISIS close to Syrian border

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said that ISIS holds around 296 square kilometres (115 square miles) on both sides of the border.

19 Aug 2017 11:53 AM

Rwanda leader inaugurated; wins nearly 99 percent of vote

Kagame has been de facto leader or president since the end of the 1994 genocide.

18 Aug 2017 9:00 PM

Mudslide in northeast Congo leaves 40 dead, say authorities

Jean-Bosco Lalu, who leads civil society groups in the nearby regional hub of Bunia, says 30 bodies have been recovered.

17 Aug 2017 8:35 PM

Sierra Leone: Over 100 children among dead in massive flooding; toll rises to 400

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in New York that the UN country team was supporting national authorities in rescue operations.

17 Aug 2017 12:27 PM

28 killed, 82 hurt in suicide bombing at Nigerian camp

Ibrahim Liman, the head of a local anti-jihadist militia force, confirmed the details of the attack.

16 Aug 2017 4:44 PM

India's struggle against colonialism an 'inspiration' for Africa, says South African Minister

The minister said both India and South Africa had issued a ten-year business visa to facilitate trade relations.

16 Aug 2017 12:00 PM

Sahel nations united against jihadism: Mali Prez after terror attacks

Keita is current chairman of the G5 Sahel group a coalition of five western-backed Saharan countries that have pledged to fight terror.

16 Aug 2017 11:25 AM

Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods; 300 killed, 600 missing

Touring Regent, one of the worst-hit areas, President Ernest Bai Koroma fought back tears as he said the devastation was 'overwhelming us'.

16 Aug 2017 7:59 AM

For Islamist terrorists, foreign tourists are soft target in poor African nations

Earlier in June this year, at least two people were killed in a terror attack at a luxurious resort frequented by tourists in Mali.

14 Aug 2017 5:51 PM