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80 passengers killed in Congo boat capsize

80 passengers killed in Congo boat capsize

A boat carrying more than 270 passengers has capsized on a river near Congo’s capital of Kinshasa, leaving more than 80 dead, President Félix Tshisekedi said Wednesday, reports AP.  It was the latest deadly boat accident in the central African country where overloading is often b

Sudan’s RSF kills at least 100 in attack on village

Sudan’s RSF kills at least 100 in attack on village

The Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces attacked a village in Gezira State on Wednesday, killing at least 100 people, according to local activists. If confirmed, the attack would be the latest in a string of dozens of attacks by RSF soldiers on small villages across the farming state after

Outrage as Nigeria changes national anthem

Outrage as Nigeria changes national anthem

Some Nigerians have expressed outrage after the country's national anthem was changed with little consultation. President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday signed into law the bill to revert to Nigeria’s old national anthem which was dropped by a military government in 1978, according to a BBC report

Egypt rejects Israeli plans for Rafah crossing, sources say

Egypt rejects Israeli plans for Rafah crossing, sources say

Egypt has rejected an Israeli proposal for the two countries to coordinate to re-open the Rafah crossing between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip, and to manage its future operation, two Egyptian security sources said.   Officials from Israeli security service Shin Bet pr

Man rescued five days after South Africa building collapse

Man rescued five days after South Africa building collapse

A man was rescued from the rubble five days after a deadly building collapse in South Africa in what Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said was “nothing short of a miracle”. Officials said in a statement that of 81 people who were on site when the five-story building collapsed on Monday

Death toll from Kenya floods rises to 267

Death toll from Kenya floods rises to 267

At least 267 people have been killed by flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in Kenya since mid-March, the government said on Friday. According to the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, 188 people have been injured and 75 are missing. In addition, 281,835 people have been d

Chad votes in first Sahel presidential poll since wave of coups

Chad votes in first Sahel presidential poll since wave of coups

Chadians lined up on Monday to vote three years after military leader Mahamat Idris Deby seized power, in the first presidential election in Africa’s Sahel region since a wave of coups. Analysts say Deby, who took over the day rebels killed his long-ruling father Idriss Deby in April 2021, i