Nigerian church collapses, 160 dead: Hospital director

Cameras being seized, Journalists told to leave LAGOS: Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at...

30 dead as Kenya tanker explodes

NAIROBI: More than 30 people died when a tanker carrying flammable materials crashed into other vehicles and burst into flames outside the town of...

Gambia’s longtime ruler refuses to bow out, demands fresh polls

Investigations reveal string of 'unacceptable errors' BANJUL: Gambia's leader of some 22 years Yahya Jammeh announced late Friday he would no longer accept defeat in...

Fake US embassy shut down, issued visas for a decade

ACCRA: Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake US embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued...

Gambian president Jammeh concedes defeat in election

BANJUL: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to the opposition, the chairman of the electoral commission said yesterday, bringing a dramatic end to...

Thirsty Somalis trek 60 km for water; drought, conflict bite

NAIROBI: A second poor rainy season in Somalia has pushed livestock herders in the drought-hit Puntland region to trek an average of 60 km...

Car bomb hits Mogadishu market

At least 8 killed, but death toll expected to rise MOGADISHU: A car bomb exploded near a busy market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu yesterday, killing...

Men made mess of Somalia, now women want to fix it

MOGADISHU: Raped, abused and subjected to genital mutilation, many women suffer terribly in Somalia, an unrepentantly patriarchal country shown by successive surveys as one...

Lost 4-year-old migrant from Africa finds mother in Italy – Rescued by police

ROME: A lost four year-old who made the perilous boat journey from Northern Africa to Italy alone will be reunited with her mother from...

Malawi ‘hyena’ man faces sentencing over sex ritual

NSANJE, Malawi: An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he slept with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals was to sentenced...

Rats train to sniff out trafficked pangolins

JOHANNESBURG: The pangolin, a scaly anteater coveted by poachers, might have a new champion: Rats that will be trained to sniff out trafficked pangolin...

Can Senegal stop child begging, trafficking by Islamic teachers?

DAKAR: Dressed in ill-fitting football kits and covered in dust and dirt, dozens of young boys chatter, laugh and chase a ball as Maimouna...

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