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Five people were killed on Monday after a building collapsed in Algiers’ old medina, officials in the North African country said.

Five killed after building collapses in central Algiers

Five people were killed on Monday after a building collapsed in Algiers’ old medina, officials in the North African country said.
Malawi is rolling out a malaria vaccine pilot programme for children on Tuesday in a bid to prevent the disease which kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.

Pioneering malaria vaccine for children to be tested in Malawi

Malawi is rolling out a malaria vaccine pilot programme for children on Tuesday in a bid to prevent the disease which kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.
Félix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi struggles with security issues in DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president Felix Tshisekedi is struggling to fulfil the pledge he made to crack down on rebel and militia groups in the troubled North Kivu province.

Egypt hosts African leaders discussing Sudan protests, Libya crisis

African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.
Claver Gatete

Rwanda: China didn’t bug premier’s office

Controversy has enveloped China-funded five-floor administrative building of Office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda believed to have been bugged.
Issad Rebrab

Five billionaires arrested as part of Algeria’s anti-corruption drive

Algerian authorities have arrested five billionaires as part of an anti-graft investigation, State TV reported.
Boubou Cissé

Mali appoints new premier days after government resigns

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed a new prime minister, days after the government resigned amid a spike in violence in the restive West African country.
Algerians shout slogans and raise signs and national flags as they protest outside the city hall in the northern coastal city of Oran, about 410 kilometres west of the capital Algiers, on March 1, 2019, during a rally against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in power. The demonstrations came a week after tens of thousands of people rallied in the North African state against 82-year-old Bouteflika’s decision to stand in the April 18 election.AFP

Algerian police ‘detain top businessmen’ close to ousted President Bouteflika

Five of Algeria's richest businessmen, some seen as close to ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have been detained by police, state TV reports.
Sudan protesters want the military council to be dissolved and power handed to a transitional civilian government [Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-Reuters]

Sudan protesters tell Saudi Arabia, UAE to ‘please keep their money’

Sudanese protesters have called on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to "keep their money" a day after Riyadh and Abu Dhabi offered to send Khartoum $3bn aid.

Ghana police go after Nigerians for kidnap of diplomat

The police in Ghana are on a manhunt for three Nigerians suspected to have kidnapped the Consular General and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana, Nabil Makram Basbous, at Labone.
Malaria Vaccine

Malawi to pilot groundbreaking malaria vaccine

Malawi will on Tuesday spearhead large scale pilot tests for the world’s most advanced experimental malaria vaccine in a bid to prevent the disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.
The two mountain gorillas were photographed at Congo's Virunga National Park. Facebook- Ranger Mathieu Shamavu

Gorillas pose for selfie with anti-poaching rangers

Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies.
Katie Meyler speaks during an event centered on girls’ education in Washington in October 2016. (Paul Morigi-Getty Images for Glamour)

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Liberian school

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity's care.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

South Africa still waiting on post-apartheid promises

The election 25 years ago of South Africa's first black president, the late Nelson Mandela, who inspired the struggle against apartheid, was a time of soaring hope that the bruised country would reconcile after decades of discrimination and inequality.
Explosions have shaken Libya's capital Tripoli following an air raid, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally-recognised government.

Explosions in Tripoli suburb after air raid, death toll rises

Explosions have shaken Libya's capital Tripoli following an air raid, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally-recognised government.

Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers

At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia, Niron agree on movement of iron ore

Liberia and Niron Metals Plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the passage through Liberia, of iron ore, from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.
A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.

Over $130 million found at ousted Omar al-Bashir’s home in Sudan

A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.

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