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Barack Obama’s Grandmother To Cook For Him On Kenya trip

President Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African
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Even Satan Wasn't Gay - Robert Mugabe

Following the legalization of gay marriage across America by the Supreme Court last week, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, who is known for his extreme anti-gay...
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Exonerated Angola Prisoner Dies After 30 Years In Solitary Confinement

A man who was exonerated after spending nearly 30 years on death row in Louisiana died just over a year after his release. Glenn Ford...
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South Sudan Army Defiled Girls And Burned Them Alive - UN

UN has accused South Sudan’s army of defiling and then burning girls alive inside their homes during its recent campaign, a report by its mission...
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Al-Shabab Claims Attack On AU Base In Somalia

An African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military base has been attacked in a dawn raid that has been claimed by armed group al-Shabab. A tweet...
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Vice President Flees Burundi After Opposing President's 3 Term

One of Burundi's vice presidents has fled to Belgium, saying he had been threatened after denouncing President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in...
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Togolese President Missing For Past Two Weeks

The President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, has not been seen in public for the past two weeks. His sudden disappearance from public life has led...
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Ghana Police Tear-Gas Residents At Demolition Of Accra Slum

Police have used tear gas on residents demonstrating against the demolition of their slum in Ghana's capital Accra. Thousands were protesting in the slum popularly known...
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Burundi Grenade Attacks Kill Four Ahead Of Election

Four people have been killed and 30 wounded in a wave of grenade attacks overnight in Burundi, police say, a week before parliamentary elections. A single...
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Four Soldiers Killed In Al-Shabaab Attack In Somalia

Four soldiers were killed and six others injured in an attack by Al-Shabaab in Somalia's Gedo region. The offensive began after the militants attacked positions of...
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Child Marriage On The Rise In Nigeria - UNICEF

The representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund in Nigeria, Jean Gough, has indicated that child marriage is on the rise in Nigeria. He has therefore...
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17 West African Migrants Died Of Dehydration In Sahara Desert

17 West Africans Died Of Dehydration In Sahara Desert While Migrating Towards Libya.The Nigerien authorities and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Monday in...
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Court Bars Sudanese President From Leaving South Africa

A South African High Court in Pretoria on Sunday issued an interim order preventing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, from leaving the country over alleged war...
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Sierra Leone Imposes Curfew After Spike In Ebola Cases

Sierra Leone has imposed new curfews in two northern districts after a spike in new Ebola cases to the highest level in months, President Ernest...
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Miss Zimbabwe Is Stripped Of Her Title After Nude Pose

Scandal: Emily Kachote is said to have broken rules that state beauty queens must never pose nude  The current Miss Zimbabwe has been stripped of her...
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Tunisia Navy, Rescues Hundreds Of Boat Migrants

Tunisia’s navy has rescued 356 migrants, including a two-month-old baby girl, off the country’s southeastern coast near Ben Guerdane, the Red Crescent has said. Ammar Lamloum,...
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Three Days Of Mourning Over Ghana Petrol Station Blast

Ghana's president, John Mahama, has called for three days of mourning to begin on Monday after scores of people were killed in an explosion at...
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Five Arraigned Over Garissa University College Massacre

Kenyan police have arraigned five men in connection with the attack by the armed group al-Shabab on a university in eastern Kenya in April in...
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Kenyan Connection, New heroin Route

When a crack unit of Kenyan narco cops raided a Mombasa villa in November, after an eight-month undercover US investigation, it marked a step change...
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African-American Pop Star, Akon Launches Solar Academy

African-American pop star, Akon along with Thione Niang and Samba Bathily have announced a Solar Academy in Bamako, Mali through the Akon Lighting Africa initiative. This...
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Muhammdu Buhari To Attend G7 Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is to attend this weekend’s G7 summit in Germany in his first major international meeting as Nigerian president.  “The President has accepted...
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Boko Haram clash Kills 4 Chad Soldiers, 33 Islamists

A clash between Chad's army and Boko Haram on a Lake Chad island has killed four soldiers and 33 Islamists, a military spokesman said Friday. "Boko...
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UN Decries Boko Haram’s Sexual Abuse Of Captives

Ms Zainab Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, on Wednesday decried reported rape and forced marriages of female captives...
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Burundi's Nkurunziza Asks Public For Money For Election

Burundi's government has asked its people to donate money to help with controversial elections scheduled for June. The appeal for funds were made on the government's...
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Tunisian Soldier Shoots Seven Dead At Tunis Barracks

A Tunisian soldier has been shot dead after he killed seven of his colleagues at a military barracks in Tunis, according to the defence ministry. Ten...
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Pastor Climbs On His Church Members, Orders Them To Strip - Photos

It's sad the way people take their fellow human beings for a ride. This pastor of church named End Times Disciples ministries in Gauteng, South...
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Boko Haram: Niger Journalist Arrested For Collaborating With Islamist

A journalist and rights activist known for his outspoken criticism of the humanitarian crisis in southeastern Niger has been arrested for “collaborating” with Boko Haram...
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Former Tennis Star Bob Hewitt Jailed For Rape

Former Grand Slam tennis star Bob Hewitt has been jailed for six years by a South African court for raping underage girls. Hewitt, 75, was found...
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Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's Ex-leader, Sentenced To Death

An Egyptian court has pronounced death sentences on ousted president Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 other people over a mass prison break in 2011. Morsi...
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Burundi President Nkurunziza Returns To Bujumbura

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has returned to the capital Bujumbura in the wake of a failed coup attempt. Mr Nkurunziza was in Tanzania when military leaders...
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Burundi Coup Bid: Three Ringleaders Arrested

Three leaders of a failed coup against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza have been arrested, his spokesman says. However, coup leader General Godefroid Niyombare is "still on...
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Burundi Coup Bid: Rivals Battle To Control Bujumbura

Rival groups of soldiers in Burundi are vying for control of the capital Bujumbura amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup. There has been...
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Female Police Officer Assaulted After She Shot At Protesters In Burundi

This is the moment a Burundian police officer opened fire on anti-government protesters at point-blank range, causing a furious mob to attack her with stones...
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275 Rescued Women To Receive A Psycho-Social Support From America

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle has assured that the United States of America will assist in the provision of psycho socio support...
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Egypt Court Sentences Mubarak, Sons To Three Years In Jail

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial of...
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Nigerian Is The First African To Take Charge Of 120 Venice Biennale

From migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean to war in Ukraine, the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens Saturday, will have a markedly political edge under the...
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Zimbabwe Begs US,EU For Funds

Zimbabwe on Wednesday asked for financial support from the West for the first time in a decade at a meeting of Western diplomats and international...
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Niger Removes 4,000 Nigerian Refugees Rrom Lake Chad Island

Niger has evacuated thousands of Nigerian refugees sheltering from Boko Haram fighters on Lake Chad's Karamga island, a military official told Reuters on Tuesday, as...
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Burundi Protests: Two Killed In Bujumbura

Two people have been killed in new protests in Burundi against the president's re-election bid. The BBC's Maud Jullien says she saw Red Cross workers move...
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UN Report: 14 French Soldiers Raped Boys In CAR

A French judicial source on Thursday in Paris confirmed that some of the French soldiers alleged to have sexually abused children in Central African Republic...
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South African Court Grants Man 'Right To Die'

A South African court has granted a terminally ill man the right to die, in a landmark ruling for assisted suicide. The Pretoria High Court ruled...
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