Somalia hotel attack death toll rises to 15

"The number of the people who died in the blast reached 15 and 45 others were wounded, most of them lightly," said Mogadishu police chief Bishar Abshir Gedi.

Egypt parliament adopts disputed law on churches

Egypt's Copts, the Middle East's largest Christian minority, have long struggled to obtain official permission to build places of worship.

Zimbabwe activists vow Wednesday's protests will continue

#Tajamuka/Sesijikile insist they are going ahead with the planned protests in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and Masvingo despite the spectre of police heavy-handedness.

Zimbabwean protesters assaulted in detention

Several of 68 people arrested during last Friday’s anti-government demonstrations in Zimbabwe were viciously beaten up and wounded in detention.

Tensions high in Gabon over elections results

The wait for the Presidential election results in Gabon has left everyone on edge.

Nigerian rebels claim attack on state-owned pipeline

The newly formed Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate group said in a statement that they attacked a Nigerian oil pipeline on Tuesday.

Suicide car bomb kills five in Mogadishu

The car bomb outside the president's palace in the Somali capital was claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants.

Mugabe will be gone by December: #Tajamuka

Addressing a press conference in Harare, #Tajamuka member, Hardlife Mudzingwa, said he was confident Robert Mugabe would bow to pressure and step down.


Analysis: Where next for S Sudan and rebel chief Machar?

Machar's future appears to rest in foreign hands and is largely dependent on whether the international community is willing to move ahead on a peace agreement without him.


The burkini in North Africa: 'Most people don't care'

But changing social mores have given a boost to beach clubs reserved for women and children.

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