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News24.com | Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe son, Kenya, Nigeria

Grace Mugabe's son, Russel Goreraza, has reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines worth more than R70m, and a French firm says Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready for October 17 polls.

News24.com | Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary has said, as police used tear gas on ruling party supporters who protested outside the court demanding the judges' ...

News24.com | Egypt releases 24 Nubians arrested for protesting

A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians arrested for participating in a protest earlier this month

News24.com | Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people.

News24.com | Togo's opposition boycotts constitutional reform vote

Togo's opposition has stayed away from parliament, blocking the passage of the government's bill for political reform and forcing a referendum.

News24.com | US teen 'unstoppable' in fight for girl power in Africa

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

News24.com | UN calls on DRC to protect refugees after deadly shooting

The UN refugee agency is calling on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after Congolese soldiers shot and killed at least 39 Burundian protesters, including a child.

News24.com | At least 25 dead in S Sudan oil state battle

An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan's oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official has said.

News24.com | 18 dead in Nigeria boat accidents: emergency services

Eighteen people drowned in boat accidents in Nigeria last weekend, the emergency services has said, nearly a week after more than 50 died when an overloaded craft capsized.

News24.com | Sudan's Bashir urges Darfur displaced to return home

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday urged those displaced by the conflict in Darfur to return home, saying the region had now recovered from a war that has killed tens of thousands.

News24.com | Tanzanian newspaper suspended for 'insulting president'

An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesperson has said, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security.

News24.com | US calls for probe into Ethiopia ethnic clashes

The United States has urged Ethiopia to investigate deadly clashes between two of the country's major ethnic groups that have caused tens of thousands to flee.

News24.com | Zim's international airport to be renamed after Mugabe – report

Zimbabwe's Harare International Airport is set to be renamed after the southern African country's long-time president Robert Mugabe, a report says.

News24.com | French, Rwandan presidents hold rare meeting amid tense diplomatic ties

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York for rare talks, Kigali has said, as diplomatic ties remain icy over the 1994 genocide.

News24.com | Egypt says it will host 'reorganisation' of Libyan army

Egypt says that it will host the reorganisation of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by General Khalifa Hifter

News24.com | Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war

Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war and their unwillingness to give up their possessions

News24.com | WATCH: Grace Mugabe's son buys R70m limos, reports say

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe's son, Russel Goreraza, has reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines worth more than R70m, at a time when the southern African country is facing serious cash problems.

News24.com | Tunisia postpones first post-revolt municipal polls

Tunisia's electoral commission has indefinitely postponed the first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in a blow to the fledginf democracy.

News24.com | Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready, says French firm

The electronic voting system due to be used in a re-run of Kenya's presidential poll will not be ready in time, the French biometrics firm behind it says.

News24.com | Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office says.

News24.com | Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria

A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.

News24.com | Dozens killed after DRC soldiers open fire on Burundi refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has opened an inquiry, after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Watch for more.

News24.com | Top Africa stories : Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Uganda

Zimbabwe is set to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists, and at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

News24.com | Uganda police detain 11 protesting 'life presidency'

Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life.

News24.com | Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased

A dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and Nigerian security services has been relaxed on Monday, as the government blasted social media "quacks and internet trollers" for stoking tensions.

News24.com | Togo ruling party calls rally to drown out opposition

Togo's ruling presidential party has urged supporters to take to the streets to coincide with planned opposition demonstrations against the slow pace of political reform.

News24.com | Tunisia offers to mediate in Libya crisis

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has visited neighbouring Tunisia for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.

News24.com | Egypt plans to plug budget gaps with more foreign debt

Egypt's Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it

News24.com | UN seeks $10m as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations gas said, calling for nearly $10m to keep the disease from spreading.

News24.com | Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

A lawyer says an Egyptian criminal court has acquitted an Irish-Egyptian who has been detained for four years on a slew of charges, including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapons

News24.com | Somalia regional state sides with Saudi Arabia over Qatar

A Somali regional state has declared it would side with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute

News24.com | In DRC's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

News24.com | Suicide bombers kill 15 in NE Nigeria: rescue worker, militia

At least 15 people were killed when two suicide bombers struck civilians receiving aid in northeast Nigeria, a rescue worker and a member of the civilian militia has said.

News24.com | Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions

In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish.

News24.com | In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

By donating one of her kidneys, Nawel gave her husband Boubaker Ziani a new lease on life after he had undergone 16 years of dialysis.

Fin24.com | Zim mulls weekday alcohol sales ban

Zimbabwean beverage companies Delta Corporation and African Distillers are set to either ready for a fight with the government or face a sales drop amid plans to bar alcohol sales during the week.

News24.com | Libya, Italy net 5 000 migrants in a week

Libya's coastguard has rescued over 3 000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the past week, while Italy picked up another 2 000 in recent days, officials and reports say.

News24.com | Motor accident in Uganda kills 13, including 12 Tanzanians, police say

Ugandan police say at least 13 people, including 12 Tanzanian nationals, have been killed in a motor accident on a highway in central Uganda.

News24.com | Libya trafficker's militia in deadly clash with security forces

A Libyan militia led by a former people trafficker has clashed with security forces at a checkpoint in the western city of Sabratha, leaving one dead, a security official says.

News24.com | Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa's ancient architecture

The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes, writes The Conversation.

News24.com | Zim to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists

Zimbabwe is reportedly set to recruit at least 102 specialist doctors from Cuba to be deployed to the country's referral and provincial hospitals.

News24.com | Mali mayor becomes first 2018 presidential candidate

The mayor of Mali's second city, Sikasso, has became the first candidate to throw his hat into the ring for 2018 presidential elections in the troubled west African state.

News24.com | Rival Libya govt seeks international recognition

The head of Libya's rival government in the east has called on the international community to recognise his administration which he says controls most of the north African country.

News24.com | At least 4 killed in inter-community violence in SE Nigeria

At least four people have been killed by gunmen in southeast Nigeria, police say, after a week of clashes with security forces as inter-community tensions rise in the former Biafra region.

News24.com | Ethiopia sending troops to region of deadly ethnic clashes

Ethiopia's government says it is sending troops to a region where deadly clashes have broken out between Oromo and Somali ethnic groups.

News24.com | Kenya election rerun in doubt as acrimony deepens

Doubts are growing over Kenya's ability to hold a rerun of its presidential election in just one month as key players remain unable to agree on how to conduct a credible vote, analysts say.

News24.com | UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of US special forces as violence surges again.

News24.com | Ethnic tensions fracture Nigeria

In addition to fundamentalist group Boko Haram's escalating acts of terrorism, the west African powerhouse has to contend with hostility between the Hausa and Igbo ethnic groups, which some fear could lead to civil war.

News24.com | Lesotho's political strife to cost SADC millions

Lesotho's political troubles will cost the Southern African Development Community more than R89.1m in the next few months as the region prepares to send in a standby force of military, security, intelligence and civilian experts to support the government.

News24.com | Nigeria declares Biafra separatist movement terrorist group

Nigeria's military has named the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist organisation, targeting a movement that 50 years ago tried to create a state for the Igbo people.