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At least six dead in Burundi floods

At least six people have died in Burundi in a night of torrential rain and flooding that triggered landslides and caused widespread damage, the government said on Friday.

Landslide in Ethiopia kills 113

The death toll from Saturday's landslide at a vast dump in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, has now risen to 113 people, local officials say.

President Buhari returns to Nigeria today

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country today [Friday], March 10, 2017 after his extended medical leave in the UK, the presidency has said.

Somalia's new President: Hope for a troubled nation

Every city one travels across Africa, whether it be Lagos, Accra, Nairobi, or Addis Ababa, the sight of Somalian refugees has become as good as a part of that city’s infrastructure.

Gambia's Barrow to be 'formally' inaugurated today

Thousands of people are expected at the main stadium in the Gambian capital of Banjul as new President Adama Barrow gets inaugurated formally alongside the 52nd independence anniversary celebrations.

Kenyan closure of Dadaab refugee camp blocked by high court

Source: BBC

The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government's bid to close the largest refugee camp in the world.

A directive to shut the Dadaab camp and forcibly repatriate about 260,000 Somali refugees living there was issued last year.

The deadline for its closure had been extended until May, but a high court judge ruled the decision was tantamount to an act of group persecution.