UN airstrikes in C.Africa target 'heavily armed' militia

The region has seen rising violence as the result of a conflict between the FPRC and a rival group, the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC).

Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds and water lilies to survive

Nyaluat Chol, a mother of six, said her family had survived on water lilies and palm fruit for the past year.

World Bank pledges $60m to help fill Gambia's empty coffers

The World Bank has several projects in Gambia although direct budget support had previously been suspended.

Timbuktu bars smashed by Muslim protesters

Several dozen youths were involved in the protest, a police source said, adding that at least five bars and stalls had been ransacked in the city.

Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights

More than six years of political turmoil in Egypt since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 have scared off investors and tourists.

WATCH: Robert Mugabe speaks at birthday celebration

Now the world's oldest national leader, his actual birthday on Tuesday, has been honoured in a week-long extravaganza with state media filled with tributes and praise.

Supporters gather for Mugabe birthday party

Mugabe, who has held power since 1980 during a reign marked by repression of dissent, vote-rigging and the country's economic collapse, has vowed to stay in power.

Diaspora forum slams attacks on immigrants

There has been calm in Pretoria after violent clashes, however, a few organisations are concerned by the treatment of immigrants.

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Kenyan court forces the country to review its options on Dadaab refugee camp

A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.

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S Sudanese woman reunited with children after almost five-year search

Machul left the children with her mother, but one night gunmen attacked their village. 'I was in bed sleeping...I heard the sound of gunshots, then people shouting,' her son said.

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