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President Mahama says the West must not force democracy on Africa, as it is not a one size fit all system.   He said different countries on the continent are at different stages of the democratic journey, which is evolving and must not be forced on a people.   The President says it...
Five Kenyan policemen have been killed after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the north-eastern town of Liboi, near the border with Somalia. The attack happened almost at the exact spot where four officers were killed in a similar attack yesterday, which has been claimed by al-Shabab militants. Five other...
Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organisation. In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood...
An Egyptian woman who was believed to have been the world's heaviest is now being treated for several health conditions at a hospital in Abu Dhabi. Eman Abd El Aty, said to have weighed around 500kg (1,102lb), left an Indian hospital last Thursday after doctors said she lost more than...
A Brazilian woman accused of carrying out illegal silicon implant procedures has been killed in a suspected revenge attack. Marcilene Soares Gama, 49, had been accused by clients of using industrial silicone for buttock enlargement. At the time of her death she faced court action over charges she pretended to be...
Hundreds of people are feared dead and others trapped in their homes after a mudslide near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses completely covered in mud. Reports from the scene indicates many people may have been asleep when...
A number of African leaders including President John Mahama are in Gambia as ECOWAS initiates efforts to get that country’s President Yahya Jammeh to step down after losing the elections.   Jammeh at 29  took over the reins of power in 1994 in a bloodless coup d'etat which removed Dawda Jawara from office.   Seen...
Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe's president in a ceremony at a packed stadium in the country's capital, Harare. It follows the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president's dismissal earlier this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army...
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg features in a long line of university dropouts who became millionaires after founding technology companies – Bill Gates and Steve Jobs among them. But 12 years after leaving Harvard to work on Facebook full time, he has returned to pick up his degree. Zuckerberg founded what was...
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga reportedly said he is not ready for a re-run of the presidential election. Current reports indicates that Mr Odinga has set several conditions for taking part in the election on 17 October. His conditions include the sacking of several election commission officials, a review of the...