February 28, 2017 1028 GMT
Tens of thousands flood into Sudan from famine-hit South Sudan, says UN
The United Nations refugee agency says over 31,000 South Sudanese, fleeing famine and conflict, have crossed the border into Sudan so far this year.
South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march
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.
Somali president Farmajo appoints Khayre as new prime minister
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.
UNICEF: Nearly 1.4m children face famine in four countries
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.
Six killed in Ginea amid violent rally against teachers’ strike
At least six Guineans have been killed during violent protest rallies calling for the reopening of schools amid a weeks-long strike by teachers.
Police arrest more than 50 supporters of ex-president Jammeh in Gambia
Gambian police have detained more than 50 supporters of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, police officials say.
Famine declared in South Sudan
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.
Car bomb blast kills 39, wounds about 50 in Somali capital
At least 38 people have lost their lives and about 50 others have been wounded in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, officials and witnesses say.
25 civilians killed in DR Congo ethnic attack
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.
Bomb attack kills nearly 40 in Somali capital
A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president.
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