Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who was ousted by his own party in February, appeared at the Durban High Court on Friday for the second time on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal in the late 1990s.
South Africa’s Zuma appears in court on corruption charges
Despite ample food supplies, persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on global food security, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nation’s agriculture agency.
Hunger surges amid deadly conflicts in many countries: FAO
Militants wielding knives and machetes killed five people in a Mozambique region that has been rocked by attacks blamed on Takfiri extremists, police said Thursday.
Suspected extremists kill five people in Mozambique
Eight passengers and two pilots were killed when a scheduled domestic flight to Kenya’s capital Nairobi crashed into a mountain late on Tuesday, a senior government official said on Thursday.
Ten people killed as domestic flight crashes in Kenya
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela gave hope to the enslaved people of this world, whether under colonialism or apartheid.
World looks up to India and South Africa for providing leadership: Sushma Swaraj
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has offered to host peace talks in Khartoum between South Sudan's bitter rivals President Salwa Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, a foreign ministry official said Tuesday.
Sudan offers hosting talks between South Sudan rivals
At least nine people have been killed in several bombing attacks in southeastern Niger, near the border with Nigeria.
Bomb attacks kill 9 in Niger
The UN has called for calm in Mali after dozens of people were hurt during banned opposition protests in Bamako, sparking calls for the prime minister to resign two months ahead of a presidential election.
UN calls for calm as dozens injured in Mali protests
A protest march called by Mali’s opposition just two months ahead of the country’s presidential election has turned violent with at least 16 people injured in clashes with police.
16 injured in protest march ahead of election in Mali
Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next month’s World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work, state officials and anti-slavery activists said.
Traffickers plot to sell Nigerians for sex at Russia's World Cup

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