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Lagos News

200 killed in Nigeria riots.

Dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in two days of clashes between rival Christian and Muslim groups in the city of Jos in Nigeria
Cape Town News

Performing arts for street children in Cape Town.

Cape Town city council has given its backing to a programme for street children and vulnerable youth giving them skills in performing arts and enabling them to become role models for their peers. Part...
Nairobi News

Crisis in DRC: UN agrees to increase peacekeeping force.

The United Nations security council has agreed to send 3,000 additional peacekeepers to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to protect the civilian population from protracted fighting in the easter...
Nairobi News

Summit on Congo crisis in Nairobi.

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon is to join the president of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila and Rwandan president Paul Kagame in Nairobi on 7 November for a special Afric...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa to crack down on NGOs.

The government has given its backing to a controversial bill on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which must now come before parliament for endorsement. The so-called Charities and Societies Proc...
Cairo News

Rockslide death toll rises to 61.

The death toll from the rockslide in Cairo on 6 September has risen to 61, state news agency MENA has said. No survivors have been found since the day of the tragedy, when large boulders broke away fr...
Maputo News

Mozambique bushfires claim 49 lives.

At least 49 people have been killed and a further 23 seriously injured in uncontrolled bushfires in central Mozambique since the start of September, a government spokesman has said. In addition over 2...
Cape Town News

Victims of xenophobic attacks relocated.

Foreign nationals displaced by xenophobic violence in May are being relocated to three
Cairo News

37 die in Cairo rockslide.

At least 37 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a rockslide in the shantytown of Manshiyet Nasser in eastern Cairo. On 6 September at around 09.00 local time huge boulders weighing up t...
Cape Town News

Zimfest 2008.

The pick of South African bands will be performing in Cape Town on 6 September in the first ever music festival dedicated exclusively to raising money for Zimbabwean refugees. The line-up includes Fre...
Addis Ababa News

Millions hungry in east Africa.

Over 14 million people in east Africa are at risk of starvation due to a combination of drought and rising food and oil prices, international aid agencies have said. Ethiopia is the country worst af...
Cape Town News

Namibia to Mozambique for Operation Smile.

Two Capetonians are running 3,500 km along the coast from Namibia to Mozambique to raise money for children with facial disfigurements. Braam Malherbe and David Grier are taking part in the Miles for...
Lagos News

Petrol tanker explodes in Lagos.

Several people were killed and many more injured when an oil tanker exploded in the Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos. The tragedy occurred early in the morning of 24 July after the driver of the tanker alle...
Maputo News

Zimbabwean refugees in Mozambique.

Mozambique is considering setting up transit centres for thousands of refugees seeking shelter from violence in neighbouring Zimbabwe, Goncalves Sengo, head of the national refugee assistance institut...
Accra News

Accra to host conference on aid effectiveness.

Ministers, heads of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, donor organisations and civil society representatives from over 100 countries are to gather in Accra for an international forum on...
Cape Town News

Heavy rain in Cape Town leaves thousands destitute.

Over 5,000 people have been left homeless in the Cape Town area following flooding due to heavy rainfall, local media sources report. More than 1,000 shacks in informal settlements on and around the C...
Arusha News

Beckham and Bono in Kilimanjaro climb.

English footballer David Beckham and rock star Bono of Irish band U2 are to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania to raise money for the United Nations
Addis Ababa News

Don Bosco centre for street children.

A new centre providing accommodation, schooling and technical and vocational training for street children has opened in Addis Ababa. Don Bosco Children is located in the Nefas Silk Lafto area of the...
Nairobi News

Faces of Kenyan IDPs exhibition.

Photographers and photojournalists are invited to submit entries for an exhibition portraying the reality of people displaced by the recent post-election violence in Kenya. The selected photos will go...
Lagos News

At least 100 dead in Lagos oil pipeline blast.

At least 100 people including many children have died in an oil pipeline explosion in the Ijegun suburb of Lagos, local Red Cross sources report. The blast occurred on 15 May after a bulldozer alleg...
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