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Crisis-hit Somalia Elects New President - Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Somalia's MPs have elected a Somali-US national as the country's new president in a vote held in an aircraft hangar. More..

South African's Jacob Zuma deploys troops to state address SONA

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has ordered the deployment of about 440 troops to maintain law and order in parliament for his annual state of the nation address on Thursday. More..

Equatorial Guinea government moves to new city in rainforest

The government of Equatorial Guinea has moved its headquarters from the coastal capital of Malabo to an unfinished city deep in the rainforest. More..

Zimbabwe pastor held over Robert Mugabe death prophecy

A Zimbawean pastor who predicted the death of President Robert Mugabe has been arrested, his lawyer says. More..

Kenyan women urged to withhold sex in vote drive

A Kenyan MP has asked women to withhold sex from their husbands until they register as voters for the 8 August elections. More..

South Africa Ford recalls Kugas over fires

US car giant Ford has recalled more than 4,500 of its Kuga model in South Africa for safety checks after dozens of them caught fire since 2015. More..

Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow's son killed by dog

The son of Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog. More..

Uganda's Museveni promotes son to special adviser role

Uganda's leader Yoweri Museveni has promoted his eldest son to become a special presidential adviser in a reshuffle of army commanders. More..

Real-life Libya plane hijack halts hijack film shoot

A film being shot at Malta airport about a plane hijacking was disrupted amid the real hijacking of a Libyan Airbus A320, an official told the BBC. More..

Gambia crisis: Senegal troops 'on alert' if Jammeh stays on

Senegal's troops are on alert to intervene in The Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down next month, the regional bloc Ecowas says. More..