Air Algerie has confirmed that it has lost contact with one of its aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday. The flight was bound for Algiers.
Here's the latest on the twin bombings Nigeria, that targeted a prominent cleric and a former head-of-state, killing at least 42 people.
A suicide bomb on Wednesday in the northern Nigeria city of Kaduna killed at least 25 people, police said.


Zimbabwean police have arrested a Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and large quantities of ammunition, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Five months on and the Central African Republic’s interim President Catherine Samba-Panza has not been able to stop the violence that broke out in March last year.


A mother giraffe protects her calf against a pride of lionesses in Kenya.
The common meat clever seems to be gaining popularity among China’s would-be bank robbers recently.
City of Johannesburg officials are hoping newly established bicycle lanes will help reduce traffic congestion, and encourage cycling as an alternate form of transportation.

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The Cape Town mayor and arms deal whistleblower testified before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Thursday.
No EFF supporters have been arrested for their behaviour in the Gauteng legislature, Gauteng police said on Thursday.
Bank robberies have increased by 33% in the last year and 6 customers have been targeted and killed, says the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric)

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