Gabon's Bongo suffered a stroke - Vice President

Gabon's President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness.

Kenya's president hires 91-year-old to secure youth sports fund

Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, appointed former vice president, Moody Awori, to an oversight board that will manage the sports, art and social development fund.

Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials.

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