Ethiopian magazine stops printing due to state of emergency

Printers, stores, vendors and hotels are all scared of having anything to do with the Addis Standard.

Trump backers arrested outside US embassy in Uganda

Two Ugandans, who are reportedly members of the youth wing of Uganda's Democratic Party, were arrested while taking part in a demonstration of support for Donald Trump.

Botswana to swelter in 40-degree heat

The tourism resort areas of Maun and Shakawe in the north are expected to register the highest temperatures this week.

Nigeria quizzes ex-president's spokesman in graft probe

A source at the agency said the investigation touched on alleged misuse of funds allotted for fighting Boko Haram, Nigeria's notorious jihadist group.

Shabaab suicide bomber strikes AU base in Somalia

The explosion was followed by heavy gunfire at the Djiboutian base in the city of Beledweyne.

Twelve killed in northeast Kenya bomb attack: Police

'Eleven men and one woman were killed in the 3:30 am (0030 GMT) blast at the Bishar Guesthouse,' one senior police officer said.

Kenya to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment

A total of 2,747 convicts, including 2,655 males and 92 females, will be removed from the death row, Kenyatta said in a statement.

Gunfire, protests erupt in Central African Republic capital

Criticism of the 13,000-strong UN-peacekeeping mission has mounted in recent weeks with local people accusing the peacekeepers of not doing enough to protect them.


Power battles keep Malawians guessing why their president disappeared

One needs to understand Malawian politics to appreciate the bizarre episode in which a state president was unaccounted for a month, leaving a nation rudderless and puzzled.


Nigeria crowns new king of Benin

The divine coronation was the climax of a day of royal pageantry, when some 100,000 people flooded the streets to catch a glimpse of the new "Oba" -- king in the Yoruba language.

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