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Harry and Meghan watch dancing and basketball during Nigeria visit

Nigeria’s fashion and traditional dances were on full display as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in Lagos as part of their three-day...

Namibian president dies in hospital during cancer treatment

Namibian President Hage Geingob has died while receiving medical treatment, his office has announced. The Namibian presidency said Mr Geingob’s medical team at Lady Pohamba...

Egyptians vote in election set to give El-Sissi another six years as president

Egyptians have begun voting in an election in which President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi faces no serious challenger and is certain to win another term,...

Guinea-Bissau’s president dissolves parliament after failed coup

Guinea-Bissau’s president has dissolved the West African nation’s parliament after what the government said was a failed coup. A decree issued by President Umaro Sissoco...

Russia making ‘maximum efforts’ to avert food crisis, Putin tells African summit

Russia is working to avert a global food crisis, its president Vladimir Putin has told leaders and officials from most African countries. It comes despite...

Three killed and 10 injured in attack near synagogue in Tunisia

A Tunisian naval guard shot and killed a colleague and two civilians on Tuesday near a synagogue on the island of Djerba during an...

Floods amid heavy rainfall kill at least 129 people in Rwanda

Torrential rains have caused flooding in western and northern Rwanda, killing at least 129 people, a public broadcaster said. The death toll continues to rise,...

Governments race to rescue diplomats and citizens from Sudan

The US military airlifted embassy officials out of Sudan on Sunday and international governments raced to evacuate their diplomatic staff and citizens trapped in...

Fighting continues in Sudan despite ‘ceasefire’

Heavy fighting was still under way in Sudan on Tuesday hours after an internationally brokered truce was supposed to have come into effect, as...

Pope lands in South Sudan to urge peace as fighting kills 27

Pope Francis has arrived in South Sudan for the second and final leg of his African pilgrimage, seeking to encourage the young country’s stalled...

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