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Jailed Rwandan opposition figure Diane Rwigara accuses President Paul Kagame

A jailed critic of Rwanda's government said on Monday she was detained because she tried to run against longtime President Paul Kagame in the recent election.

Plane carrying wounded Somalis lands in Turkey

People wounded in the weekend's massive bombing in Somalia - the deadliest ever attack to date to hit the conflict-torn nation - were flown to Turkey on Monday for treatment, an AFP photographer said.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe should be allowed to die in office – Zanu-PF youths

The youth wing of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has proposed that the nonagenarian should be allowed to die in office, fuelling speculation that the 93 year-old leader was not keen on relinquishing power.

Djibouti sends medical personnel and supplies to assist Somalia

Djibouti has sent a team of 30 doctors with medical supplies to neighbouring Somalia following the deadly attack in Mogadishu over the weekend.

AU troops in search, rescue operation after Mogadishu attack

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Monday its security officers are helping the government in search and rescue operation to ensure those still trapped in the rubble are rescued following Saturday’s bomb attack in Mogadishu.

400 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Northern Cameroon

A total of 400 Boko Haram fighters of Cameroon nationality were said to have handed themselves to local vigilante group at the town of Mozogo on Nigeria’s border in Northern Cameroon on Friday.

Angola’s João Lourenço pledges to create more jobs

Angolan President João Lourenço Monday said his government’s actions would be based on solving people’s problems and the diversification of the economy.

Al-Shabab co-founder Mukhtar Robow donates blood to victims of bomb attack

Mukhtar Robow, one of the founders of the al-Shabab militant group, has donated blood to survivors of the truck bombing in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.

George Weah to face Joseph Boakai in Liberia presidential runoff

Ex-footballer George Weah is expected to face Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff for the country's presidency after no candidate gained an absolute majority in the October 10 election.

Police kill one protester in Kenya opposition stronghold

A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP.

Amnesty, Human Rights Watch accuse Kenyan police of killing 33 people after elections

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Monday accused the Kenyan police of killing 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August.

Horse-trading begins for Liberia presidential runoff

Liberian parties began internal talks on Monday on whether to back former international footballer George Weah or incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff for the presidency.

Turkey to airlift some wounded as Mogadishu toll tops 300

Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's health minister has arrived in Somalia to co-ordinate the evacuation of some of the wounded in the truck bombing in Mogadishu.

Cairo most dangerous megacity for women – poll

Cairo was named on Monday as the most dangerous megacity for women by an international media poll.

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia explosion

Death toll in the bombing in Somalia has risen to 276, according to official figures.

UN, US condemn Somalis worst bomb attacks

The UN and the US have strongly condemned the Saturday bomb attacks in Mogadishu which is described as Somalia’s worst-ever bomb attack.

Death toll in Somali bomb attack rises to 230

Death toll in the massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday has risen to at least 230 people, police say.

Liberia announces runoff election between George Weah, Joseph Boakai

A runoff vote for the presidency of Liberia will be held between former footballer George Weah and incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai, the electoral commission said Sunday.

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Police arrests 26-year-old fake drugs manufacturer in Bauchi

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