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Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing's first overseas military base, reports state media. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and...

Pistorius legal analyst Brenda Wardle on fraud charges

A woman who acted as a legal analyst for the media during the Oscar Pistorius trial has appeared in court charged with fraud. Brenda Wardle - who denies the charges - is accused of pretending...

Somalia: Suicide car bomber targets Mogadishu restaurant

A combined suicide bomb and gun attack at a hotel and restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least 18 people. The attack started on Wednesday evening, as Muslims were breaking their daily fast...

Zambia opposition MPs suspended after missing president’s speech

Forty-eight Zambian MPs from the opposition UPND have been suspended for 30 days for boycotting President Edgar Lungu's state of the nation address. They refused to attend in March as they argued Mr Lungu was...

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘recuperating fast’

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is "recuperating fast" from his illness, his wife Aisha Buhari has said. She made the comments after a trip to London, where her husband is being treated for an unspecified illness. Mr...

Paris’s Notre-Dame: Attacker shot outside cathedral

French police say they have shot a man outside the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, after he tried to attack an officer using a hammer. The suspect has been wounded in the chest, French media...

Nigeria military: ‘No coup planned’

Nigeria's military has sought to allay fears that it is plotting a coup, saying it remains "totally loyal" to President Muhammadu Buhari and civilian rule. Its statement came amid ongoing rumours that some army officers...

Venezuela’s Maduro presses on with constituent assembly

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has pressed ahead with plans to create a citizens' assembly to draw up a new constitution. Mr Maduro issued a decree to convene a constituent assembly amid continuing anti-government protests. The president...

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

At least 30 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy's coastguard says. The overcrowded boat was carrying about 500 migrants when it suddenly listed,...

Kenyan pupils protest after Nairobi school demolished

Primary schoolchildren have used their desks to block a major road in Kenya's capital Nairobi after their school was demolished. The Kenyatta Golf Course Academy was knocked down at the weekend following a land dispute. They...
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