Nigerian president advised to merge airlines to form national carrier

Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn in as president of Africa's top oil producer and biggest economy on May 29, is considering strategy recommendations from his party.

IS in mass attack on Egypt forces

Over 50 people have been confirmed dead in co-ordinated attacks by Islamic State militants on Egyptian military checkpoints in north Sinai.

US gay ruling inspires hope and revulsion in Africa

In most of Africa's 54 states, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people still have to hide their sexual orientation for fear of persecution or criminal prosecution.

UPDATE: Six die in post-election violence in Burundi

At least one policeman and five civilians have been killed in clashes in the capital Bujumbura, as the country awaits the results of parliamentary elections.

UPDATE: Sinai attack death toll reaches 74

An attack by Islamic State militants has taken the lives of at least 36 people in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Thirty-eight militants have also been killed.

Banking on water in Kenya

Kenya is using machines that work like ATMs to help citizens access clean water using smart cards.

Tunisia gunman trained in Libya jihadist camp: report

The death toll from the assault on the Imperial Marhaba beach hotel in the popular resort town of Sousse was revised down on Tuesday to 38 from a previously given 39.

Opposition parties claim political instability in Lesotho

SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has met with Lesotho prime minister Phakalitha Mosisili and opposition parties amid a developing security crisis in the country.

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Tanzanian farmers to lose water access

Hydropower, which contributes about 57 percent of the electricity running through Tanzania's grid, has repeatedly suffered from water shortages due to recurring drought.

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Regional anti-Boko Haram campaign raises rights abuse concerns

The detention for several months of 84 children in Cameroon highlighted concerns that the regional campaign against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram is leading to rights abuses.

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