Senegal declares 3 days of mourning as fire death toll rises
Senegal announced three days of mourning on Friday for the victims of a massive fire at a Muslim religious retreat this week, as the death toll from the catastrophe rose to 25.
At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya
At least 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank on Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said.
Ghana swears in 50 Deputy Ministers of state
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday sworn 50 Deputy Ministers of State, urging them to discharge their duties diligently.
Diarrhoea kills 28 in Somaliland in 10 days
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) warned Wednesday of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute diarrhoea in the past 10 days.
New Zimbabwean law mandates banks to accept goats, cows as collateral
Commercial banks in Zimbabwe will soon be compelled to accept livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep as collateral for cash loans to informal businesses under a new law presented to parliament Tuesday.
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Drought and conflict have pushed the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen to the brink of famine, and a lack of aid funding means many could starve to death, the UN said Tuesday.
Growing risk of 'mass' starvation deaths in Africa
The United Nations warned Tuesday that "the risk of mass deaths from starvation ... is growing" among people in conflict and drought-hit areas of the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.
South Africa's ex-leader wades into Zuma no-confidence vote
South Africa's ex-leader Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday waded into a no-confidence debate against President Jacob Zuma, urging lawmakers to set aside political affiliation during next week's vote.