Stray bullet kills Nigerian journalist covering clashes

In Nigeria, a 23-year-old trainee journalist, Precious Owolabi, is now confirmed to have died after being hit by a stray bullet during clashes between members of a pro-Iranian Shia group and security forces in the capital, Abuja.

South Africa's anti-corruption chief lied under oath

South Africa's highest court has ruled that a top state official charged with investigating corruption lied under oath and acted in bad faith.

President 'bans national anthem being sung in his absence'

Eye Radio reports that South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has banned people from signing the national anthem at public events if he is not in attendance.

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