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Mrs Mugabe failed to show at a summit in Pretoria on Saturday

Africa

The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has returned home from South Africa, despite allegations of an assault at a hotel in Johannesburg.

Landslide in DR Congo kills at least 200 people, destroys homes. Photo - News wires

Africa

Authorities in northeastern Congo say a landslide earlier this week in Ituri province likely has killed at least 200 people.

File image - Zimbabwe Declares Mugabe’s Birthday National Holiday

Africa

Zimbabwe's government has announced that President Robert Mugabe's birthday will now be a public holiday. The announcement is the latest in a series of efforts to secure the longtime leader’s legacy.

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, from the National Super Alliance (NASA), coalition protest outside the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Aug. 18, 2017.

Africa

Kenya’s opposition coalition has filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the re-election of incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.

Nigeria's President Buhari Returns Following Extended Medical Leave

Africa

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the Nigerian capital of Abuja following an extended stay in London to treat an undisclosed illness. He's been away since May 7, and some Nigerians were beginning to demand Buhari return to work or step down from office.

Workers are digging graves for mudslide victims at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone, Aug. 17, 2017. Photo - VOA

Africa

Mass burials will begin Thursday for victims of mudslides and floods that took place earlier this week, and officials fear more death and destruction is “imminent.”

Alleged Assault by Grace Mugabe in South Africa Becomes Diplomatic Headache

Africa

The claims that Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, assaulted a young woman in an upscale Johannesburg hotel have grabbed international headlines for their sordid details — and self-posted pictures of the alleged victim's deep wounds.

People in Regent were wading through streets waist-deep in muddy water

Africa

More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.

A wounded restaurant customer sits on the ground after the attack. Photo - Reuters.

Africa

Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.

FILE - Kenyan workers prepare clothes for export at a factory in Athi River, near the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, July 31, 2009.

Africa

Talks between African and U.S. officials to review the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) free-trade deal ended Thursday with no decision and a feeling on all sides that it has achieved little since it was set up.

File image - Nigeria's President Buhari: Awaiting Doctor's Release to Return Home

Africa

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said he feels ready to return to the country after being on medical leave in Britain, and he is waiting now for his doctor's permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday.

Mahama hails Kenyans for negotiating ‘complex’ polls

Africa

Mr John Mahama Ghana’s former President has commended Kenyans for the manner in which they negotiated the elections held on August 8.

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga march with sticks in the Kibera slum of Nairobi on Saturday. Violent demonstrations have erupted in some areas after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victorious in the presidential election. Photo - AP

Africa

Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

Uhuru Kenyatta, left, reacts after he was announced winner of the presidential election. Photo - CBC

Africa

Both celebrations and angry protests erupted in Kenya after incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in presidential elections.

File image - Kenyans in the Dandora neighborhood of Nairobi wait to vote at James Gichuru Primary School in March of 2013. Photo - CNN

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No signs of fraud in Kenyan presidential vote, EU observers say

Africa

The head of the European Union’s election observer mission in Kenya said on Thursday that it had seen no signs of “centralised or localised manipulation” of the voting process amid opposition allegations of fraud.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga

Africa

Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged electoral fraud due to hacking.

African illegal immigrants sit on a boat in the southern port city of Aden on September 26, 2016, before being deported to Somalia. Photo credit: AFP

Africa

Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were "deliberately drowned" when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the drownings "shocking and inhumane."

Kenya opposition leader rejects election results displayed so far

Africa

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said he rejected results from the country's election commission on Tuesday's presidential vote, raising fears his supporters could mount street protests.

Rwanda’s Kagame wins third presidential term in landslide vote

Africa

Rwanda’s incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a crushing victory in presidential elections that granted him a third term in office, extending his 17 years in power.

Protesters marched on the offices of Kenya's election commission on Tuesday, demanding a speedy investigation of the murder of Chris Msando. Photo - Reuters

Africa

Protesters marched on the offices of Kenya's election commission on Tuesday, demanding a speedy investigation of the murder of a senior official that has raised fears over the legitimacy of next week's national elections.

File: President Macky Sall of Senegal

Africa

Sunday’s election is taking place following a campaign gripped by tension between the rival coalitions of President Macky Sall, his predecessor Abdoulaye Wade and Dakar's detained mayor.

Gunman, police officer killed in attack on Kenya deputy president's home

Africa

A gunman and a police officer were killed in an attack on the home of Kenya's deputy president in the western town of Eldoret, a senior administrator said on Sunday, just over a week before a national election.

File image - President Buhari.

Africa

Nigeria's lower house of parliament voted on Thursday in favor of constitutional amendments to reduce the presidency's powers, the latest step in a power struggle between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national legislature.

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