South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up violent clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on Friday at an anti-immigration march.
South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march
Somalia’s new president has picked Hassan Ali Khayre, a former aid worker and oil executive, to serve as the prime minister in the war-torn country.
Somali president Farmajo appoints Khayre as new prime minister
Nearly 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.
UNICEF: Nearly 1.4m children face famine in four countries
Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where UN agencies warned on Monday that war and a collapsing economy have left 100,000 people facing starvation.
Famine declared in South Sudan
Militiamen from DR Congo's Nande ethnic group have killed 25 civilians in the country's violence-torn east, almost all of them hacked to death with machetes, local officials and activists said.
25 civilians killed in DR Congo ethnic attack
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed details of the execution of at least 32 civilians by an armed group in the lawless heart of the Central African Republic late last year.
Militants in Central African Republic executed 32 civilians in December: HRW
Tunisia has renewed for three more months the state of emergency which has been in place across the North African state since a deadly Daesh terror attack in 2015.
Tunisia extends state of emergency citing ‘terror threats’
A UN agency is seeking $2.1 billion this year to help people in Yemen, where a nearly two-year war has left thousands dead in the Arab world's poorest country.
UN seeks $2.1b to help war-stricken Yemenis
The African Union admitted Morocco as a member on Tuesday, more than three decades after Rabat withdrew from the bloc's predecessor over a row about the status of Western Sahara.
Morocco joins African Union years after rift over Western Sahara
The UN Secretary General commended African countries for opening their borders to refugees and people fleeing violence while other parts of the world, including the developed West, close boundaries and build walls.
UN chief commends African countries for accepting refugees

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