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Three killed in Burundi grenade attacks at bars

Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye told reporters on Friday one person died at the scene and 29 others were rushed to hospital after grenades were thrown...

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More than 400 killed in Sierra Leone floods

The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has climed to more than 400 people with hundreds still missing in the stricken capital. Burials and recovery efforts continued on Friday amid the threat of further disaster. The Red Cross put the death toll at 409 after flooding and mudslides...

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Suspected al-Shabab attackers behead 3 in Kenya's Lamu

Suspected members of Somalia’s al-Shabab armed group beheaded at least three men in an attack on a Kenyan village. “They were slaughtered. Their heads were cut off from the rest of their bodies,” a police source told Reuters news agency, asking not to be named. Police said four bodies had...

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Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

Hargeisa – In 1331, famed Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta arrived in Mogadishu, on the Banaadiri coast, in what is today Somalia. Battuta came across the richest, most powerful port in East Africa, at the fore of the Indian Ocean trade system, then the centrepiece of the global economy. Anchored off the coast,...

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Mass burials held in Sierra Leone for mudslide victims

Mass funerals have been held in Sierra Leone for victims of the major mudslides that struck this week. More than 300 people were laid to rest in the town of Waterloo. Hundreds remain missing. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Waterloo, Sierra Leone....

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What Kenyan voters got for the $500m spent on elections

Raila Odinga, leader of the National Super Alliance and Kenya’s opposition is petitioning the Supreme Court for a review of the results of the 2017 election, easing the political pressure that has kept the country in suspended animation for the last week. On the morning of August 9th, about 12...

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South Africa's borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe

South African police have issued a “red alert” on the country’s borders to prevent the first lady of Zimbabwe from fleeing. Grace Mugabe, 52, is accused of assaulting a female model in a Johannesburg hotel with an electric cable. She has asked for diplomatic immunity in the case and has...

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