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Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Image copyright AFP Image caption The continuing attacks are being blamed on Boko Haram – casting doubt on official claims the group has been defeated Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. […]

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

GB’s Yarnold wins skeleton gold Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold defends her Winter Olympic title with gold in the skeleton, as team-mate Laura Deas takes bronze. Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa’s wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating […]

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators take to the streets in Asella, Oromiya A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. Hundreds of […]

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o on ‘reimagining Africa’

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DR Congo troops killed ‘in Virunga park’ by Rwandan army

DR Congo troops killed ‘in Virunga park’ by Rwandan army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo remains deeply unstable At least five Congolese soldiers have been killed by the Rwandan army, the military in DR Congo says. Gen Bruno Mandevu said the clash had occurred in the Virunga National Park, on Congolese territory – a claim Rwanda denied. He said the […]

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hailemariam Desalegn had been Ethiopia’s prime minister since 2012 Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned unexpectedly, saying he hoped to end years of unrest and political upheaval. In a televised address, he said his resignation was “vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to […]

Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president

Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president

Media captionCheers and song as Ramaphosa elected South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa’s president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. He was the only candidate nominated by parliament, which is dominated by his African National Congress. MPs broke into song at the announcement. In his first presidential speech, Mr Ramaphosa, […]

Cyril Ramaphosa due to become South Africa’s president

Cyril Ramaphosa due to become South Africa’s president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, left, was the deputy president to Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa is due to become South Africa’s president after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. Mr Zuma was under intense pressure from his own ANC party, which told him to step down or face a vote of no-confidence in parliament. […]

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party

Media captionMr Zuma said he was resigning “with immediate effect” South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party’s decision. The ANC had told him to step down or […]

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