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Queen Elizabeth II expresses sadness over Sierra Leone mudslides

Mass burials continued Thursday for the hundreds of victims of deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital as the threat of more rain loomed, hurting recovery efforts.

Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction – ICC

A war crimes court Thursday said a Malian ex-jihadist caused 2.7 million euros in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012.

Mugabe in South Africa for regional summit

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe arrived in South Africa, on Thursday, for a regional summit overshadowed by accusations his wife assaulted a 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel room with an electric cable.

UN relocates Congolese refugees from Angola border

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has begun relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from over-crowded reception centres in northern Angola.

Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda – UN

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Ugandan civil servants found without neckties suspended

Six civil servants attached to Uganda’s Ntungamo District Local Government have been suspended for alleged indecent dressing.

Hichilema: Zambia’s dogged opposition leader

Hakainde Hichilema, who was released from custody after treason charges against him were dropped, is a self-made entrepreneur who has made five unsuccessful attempts to become the Zambian president.

Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in South Africa assault case

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country.

Kenya’s Odinga to challenge Kenyatta’s victory in court

Kenya plunged into a political crisis after the opposition rejected what it said were plans by the electoral commission to declare President Uhuru Kenyatta the victor in Tuesday’s election, calling it a “charade.”

President declares seven days of mourning in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect.

Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides

Sierra Leone's government is urging family members to identify their loved ones' remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that have killed more than 300 people.

Sierra Leone mudslide deaths hitting 400 – chief coroner

Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday.

Kenya election official stopped from flying to US

Kenyan officials say a top electoral official, among those who oversaw Kenya's disputed presidential election, has been stopped from traveling to the US.

Kenyan police raid offices of pro-democracy organisation

Kenyan police and tax authorities on Wednesday raided the office of a pro-democracy organisation that has raised questions over preparations for the Aug. 8 disputed elections.

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Seven in 10 Nigerians poor, yet legislators earn more – Obasanjo

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Senate assures Nigerians on Electoral Act

The Senate has assured that it would give Nigerians the best in the ongoing amendment of the Electoral Act.

Fed govt obtains $770m loan for water, spends $1.5bn – Minister

The Federal Government has obtained $770million loan to provide water to some states of the federation in order to reduce waterborne diseases and provide water to farmers for irrigation purposes, it was learnt yesterday.

ASUU may end strike within one week – Minister

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Apologise to Nigerians for your corrupt govt – Oni tells Jonathan

“There is no mark for effort. Every mark is about result. What results did he get. The results are very shameful and he should not be talking about what he did or what he did not do on corruption. I think he should just be asking for forgiveness,” Oni stated