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South African presidency denies imminent arrest of finance minister

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:24
Johannesburg: The South African presidency on Sunday denied the imminent arrest of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.The presidency has noted the story in the Sunday Times alleging an imminent arrest of Gordhan, presidential spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga said.The newspaper claimed that Gordhan…

Nigeria to track terrorists through DNA data-bank

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:23
Lagos: Nigeria is set to establish a Deoxyribonucleic Acid DNA data-bank with a view to deploying it in tracking criminal elements, especially terrorists in the country, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has said.The Nigerian official disclosed this in Abuja,…

Seven Al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

Saturday, 14 May 2016 11:32
Mogadishu: Somali forces on Friday killed seven Al Shabaab fighters during an operation near Wajid town that is located in southwestern region of the horn of African state.Local officials told Xinhua the military's onslaught against Al Shabaab was carried out…

1.7 mn Somalis in Puntland, Somaliland need aid: UN

Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:51
Mogadishu: The UN said on Wednesday that some 1.7 million or 37 percent of 4.6 million people living in Puntland and Somaliland are in need of humanitarian assistance.UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, who witnessed firsthand the impact…

41 killed in Ethiopia landslide

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 11:00
Addis Ababa: At least 41 people were killed by landslides in Wolaita zone, SNNP regional state of Ethiopia, following heavy rains in five districts on Monday, according to a report by local media, Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC).A road linking Wolaita…

25 killed in Rwanda landslides

Monday, 09 May 2016 11:23
Kigali: At least 25 people have been killed due to landslides triggered by heavy rains that hit northern Rwanda on Saturday night, local authorities said on Sunday.Local government officials, according to Xinhua, said the rains which hit Gakenke district in…

Six dead in floods in Morocco

Saturday, 07 May 2016 17:40
Rabat: Six people were killed and two remain missing following floods caused by heavy rain in Morocco, the interior ministry said on Saturday.In Taroudant province, four people of the same family died after floods swept away their home, while another…

Boy injured as leopard attacks him while playing

Saturday, 07 May 2016 14:28
Cape Town: A six-year-old boy was injured after a leopard attacked him while playing with his brother in a game reserve in South Africa.Kellan Denny was recovering from serious injuries after being snatched and then attacked in front of his…

Kenya to close refugee camps, displacing over 600,000

Saturday, 07 May 2016 12:10
Nairobi: Kenya will close all refugee camps, a move that would displace more than 600,000 people living there, the government announced.The decision taken on Friday includes Dadaab, the largest such camp in the world. It is home to more than…

Woman rescued six days after building collapse in Kenya

Friday, 06 May 2016 12:32
Nairobi: A woman was found alive on Thursday under the debris of a residential building that collapsed six days ago in Kenyan capital Nairobi.The National Disaster Management Unit incident commander, Pius Masai, said doctors at the scene attended to the…