Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth - 15 years after they left the group.

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Selfie-taking Kenyan politicians escape death as bridge collapses

Two Kenyan politicians survive bridge collapse

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South Africa’s civil servants to get above-inflation wage increase

Unions representing South African civil servants and the government agreed to above-inflation increases for workers, the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council said.

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Burundi opposition leader rejects referendum ahead of result

An opposition coalition in Burundi has said it will not accept the results of a referendum on constitutional reforms that could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza's time in office, calling the process a "parody" and undemocratic.

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SA pastor jailed for blaming Cape Town drought on homosexuality

A South African pastor who blamed the Cape Town drought on "wickedness and homosexuality" has been given a 30-day prison sentence.

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Ghana partners with neighbouring countries to secure borders

Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin are participating in a joint effort to combat terrorism along its borders.

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Nigerian students 'tied to cross and whipped' for being late

Three people have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying late students to crosses and flogging them with horsewhips on a Nigerian roadside.

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread

The World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the risk of Ebola spreading from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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2 children among more than 100 Ghanaians rescued in Libya

A UN intergovernmental agency has returned more than 100 stranded Ghanaians living in Libya.

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Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania crack down on 'fake news'

A new law in Kenya is the latest in East Africa to punish the spreading of "false information" and impose a lengthy jail term on offenders.

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Ex-Zambian leader's son jailed for stealing phone

A court in Zambia has sentenced the son of former President Frederick Chiluba to eight months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a mobile phone.

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Albino girl, five, abducted and killed in Mali

Angry villagers have set fire to police headquarters after a five-year-old girl with albinism was abducted and killed by armed men in Mali.

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