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Court ruling deepens Congo vote crisis

Court ruling deepens Congo vote crisis

The constitutional court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of of fraud and conspiracy.

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US says air strike kills al-Shabaab fighters after Somali base attack
Extremism

US says air strike kills al-Shabaab fighters after Somali base attack

The air strike targeted al-Shabaab fighters who had rammed into the military base 370 kilometres south-west of the capital Mogadishu.

  • by Feisal Omar
Kenya court orders six suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack
Kenya

Kenya court orders six suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

The official said a total of 11 people were detained as part of the investigation.

  • by Rob Gillies & Christopher Torcia
Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown

The shutdown has cut off access to the electronic bank deposits that Zimbabwe's struggling government uses to pay teachers and other public workers, as well as social media services.

  • by Farai Mutsake
Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead
Crime

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

The employers of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who was killed late Wednesday night, said he was assassinated.

  • by Francis Kokutse & Gerald Imray
Man who survived September 11 killed in Nairobi terror attack
Terrorism

Man who survived September 11 killed in Nairobi terror attack

An American businessman who died in a terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in Nairobi had missed by only minutes being at his office in the World Trade Center on September 11, according to his father.

  • by Siobhán O'Grady
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No Australians killed in Kenya attack: DFAT
Terrorism

No Australians killed in Kenya attack: DFAT

Despite earlier reports, a man killed in an attack in Nairobi was not an Australian citizen, government officials say.

Zimbabwe police arrest more than 600 in crackdown on protests
Protest

Zimbabwe police arrest more than 600 in crackdown on protests

The harsh crackdown is in response to protests against dramatic prices for what has become the world's most expensive gasoline.

  • by Nqobile Ntshangase & Edith M. Lederer
Gunmen kill more than 30 Tuareg civilians in ongoing Mali violence
World Politics

Gunmen kill more than 30 Tuareg civilians in ongoing Mali violence

The violence compounds an already dire security situation in the desert region used by jihadist groups to launch attacks in Mali and across West Africa.

  • by Tiemoko Diallo & Alessandra Prentice
Fifty people in Nairobi hotel at time of attack unaccounted for as death toll rises
Terrorism

Fifty people in Nairobi hotel at time of attack unaccounted for as death toll rises

Fifty people believed to have been in a Nairobi hotel complex when it was attacked by militants remained unaccounted for on Wednesday, the Kenya Red Cross said, as the death toll rose again.

Congo court begins election appeal hearing
Election

Congo court begins election appeal hearing

The legal team of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu hopes evidence collected from the polling stations in various ways will convince the constitutional court to order a recount.