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South Africa's Motlanthe: 'Good if ANC loses power'

It will be good for South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) to lose the 2019 election, ex-President Kgalema Motlanthe has said.

Civil war imminent – Togo opposition warns

Opposition political parties in Togo are urging the Government of Ghana and those of other West African countries to intervene in ongoing political tension in the West African country.

Nigeria Army : Two Deputies to Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Killed

Two Boko Haram commanders and deputies to Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the terror group, were killed in successful military operations at Alafa in Borno on Sallah day, an official has said.

Mugabe ruling Zimbabwe from his hospital bed?

Opposition political parties have demanded the immediate retirement of President Robert Mugabe, accusing the near-centenarian of running the country from a hospital bed.

Chibok Girls And Trump Appear In Unannounced Photo Op

The White House usually picks a photo of the day. On June 28, the image they chose showed two girls from Nigeria who were abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram but managed to escape: Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu.

Go and champion gay rights elsewhere, not in Tanzania - government warns

Tanzania has threatened to arrest and expel activists, as well as deregister all non-governmental organisations that campaign for gay rights.

Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Authorities in north-eastern Nigeria have begun digging a 27km (17 mile) trench around the University of Maiduguri to prevent attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa's highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret.

School closed down after pupils beat up teachers

A school in central Kenya has been closed after the pupils attacked and injured their teachers on Monday.

Soldier Sentenced to Death for Killing Cabinet Minister

A Somali military court has sentenced a government soldier to death for the killing of Somalia’s minister for public works and reconstruction.