Belgian businessman challenges Grace Mugabe's diamond ring claim

President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace this week sued Jamal Hamed in a Harare High Court, accusing him of failing to deliver the 100 carat jewel.

Somalia death toll rises to 358

A truck filled with explosives was detonated on a busy street in the capital Mogadishu last weekend.

UN draws flak after naming Mugabe goodwill ambassador

The appointment angered international rights campaigners and opposition parties, who also accuse Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe of violent repression.

Ugandan opposition leader arrested for murder

Police in the country confirmed Kizza Besigye was arrested and charged with murder after protests.

Kenya's election board CEO takes leave

The court annulled the first election, held in August and in which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner, over procedural irregularities.

US embassy warns of terror attack in Senegal

Dakar is set to host several international events in coming weeks, including the International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa.

Liberia aims for education reform

Liberia's infrastructure and its education system were ravaged by 1989-2003 back-to-back civil wars and a subsequent deadly Ebola outbreak which closed schools for months.

Zimbabwe court acquits man accused of 'insulting' cops

Virimai was arrested on August 1, and charged with undermining police authority.


Madagascar plague deaths hit 94

Since August, there have been over 1,100 reported cases, mostly pneumonic plague, which is the deadliest form of the disease.


Deadly Somalia blast reveals flawed intelligence

The size and methods of the latest bombings show how global & Somali officials are failing to stop the killings.

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