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Kenyan climber found dead on Everest after no-oxygen attempt

Kenyan climber Cheruiyot Kirui was found dead on Thursday after he attempted to summit Everest on Wednesday.

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DRC army says it stopped attempted coup involving US citizens

The leader of an attempted coup on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been killed and some 50 people including three American ...

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Ghana parliament recalled for urgent business after LGBTQ+ row

Ghana's parliament, which has been adjourned since March following a row between the speaker and the president over an anti-LGBT bill, will reconvene ...

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At least five missing in landslide in central ...

A landslide that followed heavy rain in central Kenya has swept away at least five people, residents said on Wednesday, and the Red Cross said its workers would assist in rescue efforts.
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Nigeria's Senate proposes death penalty for drug ...

Nigeria's Senate on Thursday proposed significantly toughening penalties for drug trafficking, making the death penalty the new maximum sentence through a law amendment.
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Global tech giants in Africa AI gold rush

Multinationals are opening a new battle front to shape the development, use and governance of artificial intelligence ...

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EXCLUSIVE WATCH | ‘Africa keeps getting pushed down’: Masisi on electricity, ...

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi spoke to TimesLIVE Premium on the sidelines of the Global Citizen Now summit in ...

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Chad votes in first Sahel presidential poll since wave of coups

Chadians lined up on Monday to vote three years after military leader Mahamat Idris Deby seized power, in the first ...

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Death toll from Kenya floods rises to 228

The number of people killed by flooding and other impacts of the heavy rains battering Kenya has risen to 228, the ...

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WATCH | 'Africa needs electricity': Djimon Hounsou & Global Citizen CEO on ending poverty ...

The Global Citizen NOW summit is seeking to drive action to end extreme poverty.

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Kenya searches for more than 90 missing after floods

Rescuers were searching on Tuesday for at least 91 people missing in heavy flooding across Kenya, the interior ministry ...

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Floods kill at least 42 in central Kenya; toll may rise after dam bursts

At least 42 people have been killed in floods in central Kenya's Mai Mahiu area and police warned the number of deaths ...

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Kenya Airways says Congo is harassing airline after its staff detained

Kenya Airways on Friday accused authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo of harassment over the continued ...

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Contaminated cough syrup no longer available in Africa, says WHO

A contaminated batch of Benylin paediatric syrup is no longer available in African countries where it was sold, the ...

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Clinging to ropes, passengers escape bus swept away by Kenya floodwater

Passengers on a bus that was swept downstream by floodwater on Tuesday in Kenya's east clung to ropes as they crossed ...

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Zimbabwe's new ZiG currency starts trading, credibility doubts linger

Zimbabwe's new gold-backed currency started trading on Monday amid doubts that the country's third such relaunch in a ...

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SA and Rwanda now rekindling strained relations, says Ramaphosa

Strained diplomatic relations between South Africa and Rwanda are on the mend after a three-hour bilateral meeting held ...

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Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame leads genocide commemoration 30 years on

Rwanda's President, Paul Kagame on Sunday led commemorations to mark 30 years since the 1994 genocide that killed more ...

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Senegal's new president Bassirou Diomaye Faye announces oil, gas and mining sector audit

Senegal will conduct an audit of the oil, gas and mining sectors, newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye told ...

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Botswana threatens Germany with 20,000 elephants

The president of Botswana has threatened to send 20,000 elephants to Germany.