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No confidence motion against S. Africa's Zuma defeated


A new motion of no confidence against South African President Jacob Zuma was defeated in Parliament on Thursday.

UN warns of growing food crisis in South Sudan in 2017


​The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday warned of escalating food crisis in South Sudan in 2017, saying economic downturn and insecurity have further crippled food production and trade.

At least 239 migrants drown in two shipwrecks off Libya


At least 239 migrants, believed to be from West Africa, have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, a spokesman for the United Nations migration agency, said on Thursday (Nov 3).

Shabaab bomb attack in Kenya killed 12


A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants which last hit the area earlier this month.

Cameroonian president declares mourning day after train accident


Cameroonian President Paul Biya on Saturday decreed Oct. 24 will be a national mourning day for the victims of Friday's train derailment accident, which left more than 70 people killed.

UN official decries gender disparity in South Sudan's schools


Gender inequality, early marriage and household work on girls have culminated into unequal participation of girls in education and increased disparity in South Sudan, the UN children's fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Humanitarian crisis worsens amid peace stalemate in Yemen


​"I don't think the word 'human' applies to the people in western Yemen who lack all basic services, " Ibrahim Al-Kala'e said while describing the suffering in Hodeida province.

Egypt's "death boat" drowns dreams, signals social problems


​"We all call it 'the Mediterranean death boat,' where you may lose everything, including your life," said Mahmoud, a 46-year-old Syrian refugee who lives in Cairo, noting his wife has reached Europe and is waiting for reunion with him and their children.

Poverty, unemployment behind recent violence in DR Congo


​Uneasy calm has returned to Kinshasa Wednesday, just two days after violent and bloody protests witnessed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) capital between Sept. 19 and 20.

Student protests in S. Africa turn violent


​Student protests against fee increases turned violent on Wednesday as several universities suspended academic activities.