Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

At least 20 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy's coastguard says.

500 Islamic scholars pray for Nigeria's ailing President Buhari

A total of 500 Islamic scholars from 14 districts of the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara have prayed for ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and the country.

Ethiopia's Tedros elected first African Director-General of WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.

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Yahya Jammeh 'stole $50m' from state

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said.

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UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp'

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5,000 refugees pulled from The Mediterranean in just 2 days

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Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

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Sudan's Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to take up an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit at which US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour.

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Nairobi's prettiest thug buried after fatal gun battle with police

At the time of her death, the teenager had moved out of her mother’s house and was living with her boyfriend suspected to be a notorious gangster.

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Christian sect in Congo jail-break

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