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Africa

24 killed in Burkina Faso revolt

26 November 2014, 14:53

Twenty-four people were killed and 625 people were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by Prime Minister Isaac Zida to probe the violence said.

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Zimbabwe vice president ousted from party by Mugabe's wife

26 November 2014, 14:53

Zimbabwe's vice president has been ousted from the ruling party's leadership after a sustained campaign led by Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, as the battle to succeed the long-serving president heats up.

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Namibia prepares for Africa's first online vote

26 November 2014, 13:28

Namibia will vote in Africa's first electronic ballot, a general election that will usher in a new president and quotas to put more women in government.

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Ugandan designers seek cut of Africa fashion market

26 November 2014, 12:07

Uganda's emerging designers -- using a mix of local craft and global savvy -- are hoping to give them a run for their money.

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Botswana: Gays, lesbians re-apply for registration

26 November 2014, 09:48

Advocacy group, Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana will re-apply to register as an organisation, it says.

UN extends South Sudan peacekeeping

26 November 2014, 08:28

The UN has extended its South Sudan peacekeeping mission for another 6 months.

Plastic bag protest turns ugly

26 November 2014, 07:17

Police in Ivory Coast's commercial capital have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd protesting a ban on plastic bags.

Tunisia presidential race to go to December run-off

25 November 2014, 21:58

Tunisia's former prime minister Beji Caid Essibsi will face outgoing President Moncef Marzouki in a run-off vote for the presidency in December, the election commission says.

Around 100 killed in east DR Congo, Uganda rebels blamed

25 November 2014, 19:58

About 100 people were slaughtered last week in a fresh massacre in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Female bombers kill 45 in Nigeria

25 November 2014, 18:00

Two female suicide bombers kill more than 30 in Nigerian market.

Stolen Ebola blood lost for good, says Guinea

25 November 2014, 13:54

Guinea says a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, is unlikely ever to be found.

Boko Haram take control of another Nigerian town

25 November 2014, 12:31

Boko Haram has taken over another town in Nigeria's far northeast, a lawmaker, a local government official and a security source said.

US condemns anti-gay laws in Gambia

25 November 2014, 10:53

The US says it is 'deeply concerned' about a new law making homosexuality punishable by life in prison in Gambia, where gays already have endured years of intolerance and harassment.

10 killed in Egypt after building collapses

25 November 2014, 09:52

Police officials say at least 10 people have been killed when an eight-story building collapsed in the western Cairo suburb of Matariya.

Gunmen kill scores in Nigeria

25 November 2014, 08:38

Gunmen have killed scores in an attack in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state.

Uganda baby abusing maid arrested

25 November 2014, 07:11

Ugandan police have arrested a maid for attempted murder after she was seen on a film abusing a baby. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Israel cops: Palestinian youth attacked by Jews

24 November 2014, 21:56

Israeli police say three young Israelis have attacked a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem, adding however, that the unidentified youth is in good condition in a hospital.

Liberia free of Ebola by Christmas, says president

24 November 2014, 19:57

Liberia's president urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new Ebola cases by Dec. 25.

Uganda in shock at video of maid abusing baby

24 November 2014, 18:01

Ugandan police have arrested a maid for attempted murder after she was seen on a film abusing a baby, reports said Monday, in a case that has shocked the country.

Upto 100 people massacred in DR Congo

24 November 2014, 13:00

About 100 people were slaughtered last week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest massacre to shake the restive region.

Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco

24 November 2014, 13:00

Heavy rains and floods kill 17 in southern Morocco, cutting roads and sweeping away homes.

Burkina Faso military retains powerful posts in new cabinet

24 November 2014, 07:05

Burkina Faso's new interim government will hold its first meeting with the military retaining powerful posts three weeks after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.

UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

22 November 2014, 13:33

First British volunteers fly to Sierra Leone, where experts warn of 'intense' Ebola surge.

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