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Kenya opposition to challenge re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta in court

Raila Odinga told a news conference in the capital Nairobi that NASA’s decision to go to the Supreme Court was a second chance for the apex court to redeem its image, citing the 2013 petition that was dismissed.
16 August 2017
Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in S Africa case

Zimbabwe's government has sought diplomatic immunity for President Robert Mugabe's wife in the assault case against her in South Africa, South Africa's police ministry has said.
16 August 2017
Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown

At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC.
16 August 2017
Zambia frees opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema

A judge freed Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped charges against him of plotting to overthrow the government.
16 August 2017
Mugabe's wife returns to Zimbabwe after assault accusation

Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, returned to her homeland on Tuesday from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to South African police to face charges of assaulting a woman in Johannesburg.
15 August 2017
Hundreds feared dead in mudslide near Freetown

Hundreds of people are feared dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, officials and witnesses say.
14 August 2017
Ex-Barcelona stars, Kluivert and Davids, join Mugabe on campaign

Former Barcelona players, Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids, were in Zimbabwe over the weekend for a political reason.
14 August 2017
Burkina Faso terror attack kills 20, government says

Twenty people have been killed and a number wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.
14 August 2017
Zimbabwe's 'poisoned' VP Mnangagwa airlifted to SA - report

Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly been airlifted to South Africa, following reports over the weekend that he was "poisoned" at a rally in Gwanda.
13 August 2017
Muhammadu Buhari 'feels ready to go home'

Nigeria's president says he feels healthy enough to return home from medical leave in Britain and is awaiting his doctor's permission.
13 August 2017
24 killed in post-election violence in Kenya, rights group says

Violence erupted after the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this week, leaving at least 24 people dead nationwide, a rights group said.
13 Augiust 2017
ANC is united against opposition - Zuma

A jubilant South African president Jacob Zuma, after surviving a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday said, his party the African National Congress – ANC was united and opposition could not defeat it.
09 August 2017
Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission's IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results.
09 August 2017
Knifeman attacks house of Kenya's vice president

A man armed with a machete attacked the country home of Kenya's deputy president and injured a guard before holing himself up in an outbuilding, police said on Saturday.
30 July 2017
Suicide bombing kills 14 people in northeastern Nigeria

A suicide bomber killed 14 people in northeast Nigeria in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, days after a resurgence in the group's activities prompted a shift in military tactics.
30 July 2017
Two dead in stampede at South African football match

Two people have been killed and more than a dozen others injured in a stampede at a football match in South Africa.
30 July 2017