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SA: Foreigners flee as three are killed in xenophobic attacks

Immigrants have fled South Africa’s main township, Soweto, following xenophobic attacks which killed three people on Wednesday, the BBC’s Nomsa Maseko reports from Johannesburg. ...

Kenya election official quits before poll

A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned, saying the country is unable to hold credible elections next week. Roselyn Akombe said...

Kenya: Odinga to be sworn-in on December 12

Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga has promised supporters that he would be sworn-in as president on December 12. The announcement comes shortly after...

Storm Florence: Heavy flooding cuts off Wilmington

The coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been completely cut off from the rest of the state because of deepening flood waters. Officials...

Chelsea owner Abramovich eligible to be Israeli citizen

The Russian-Jewish billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, has flown to Tel Aviv after being found eligible for Israeli citizenship. Immigration officials...

Senegal leader’s rival jailed for fraud

One of Senegal’s most popular politicians has been jailed on charges of fraud which his supporters say are politically motivated. Khalifa Sall, mayor of...

Man shot dead in hunt for suspect

Police...

Trump Russia probe: Mueller improperly obtained emails, lawyer says

A lawyer for a group set up to help Donald Trump’s transition to the White House has accused special counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully...

Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Police in Guinea say they have arrested a healer for conning hundreds of women into believing they were pregnant. N’na Fanta Camara gave women...

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