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S Africa remains silent as Grace Mugabe leaves country

The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. A report by Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed Grace Mugabe greeting government and military officials at the Harare...

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Sierra Leone mudslides: More evacuations expected as death toll rises

At least 450 people are now confirmed dead after a massive mudslide in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Another 600 are still missing and hopes of finding them alive are fading. Humanitarian aid has started to arrive in makeshift camps for survivors. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Regent, Sierra Leone....

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Zimbabwe blocks flights amid Grace Mugabe scandal

Zimbabwe has blocked flights by South Africa’s government-owned airline amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe’s first lady assaulted a young model in Johannesburg.  A South African Airways flight was not allowed to take off from Zimbabwe’s Harare airport for a trip to Johannesburg on Saturday.  Another flight from Johannesburg to...

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Protesters rally against Grace Mugabe at South Africa summit

As African leaders met in Pretoria, activists urged them to respect the rule of law with regards to Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first lady. Mugabe has asked for diplomatic immunity after she was accused of assaulting a model in Johannesburg last weekend. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Pretoria....

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Buhari returns after lengthy UK medical treatment

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country on Saturday after more than three months in the United Kingdom for medical treatment for an undisclosed “health challenge”. The 74-year-old left for London on May 7. His prolonged absence caused tensions back home where calls have grown for him to...

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DR Congo landslide death toll climbs to 200

At least 200 people have been killed in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a landslide swept through a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert in Ituri province, officials said.  Abdallah Pene Mbaka, governor of Ituri province, told AP news agency on Saturday that the estimate is based...

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Kenya opposition files challenge over election results

Lawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance filed a petition on Friday with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election, beating a midnight deadline. A statement from the group’s presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, and his running mate, Kalonzo Musyoka, said they turned to the high court because...

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