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  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:54

    Diarrhoea outbreak kills 6, infects over 1,700 in Botswana

    GABORONE -- About six children under the age of five years have died from diarrhoea in the past week in Botswana, the government said on Monday.

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  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:48

    Cassava virus breaks out in Zambia

    LUSAKA -- A virus that was destroying hectares of cassava plantations has broken out in two provinces in Zambia, the agriculture ministry said Monday.

  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:45

    Mobile internet cut in Ethiopian capital amidst deadly unrest

    ADDIS ABABA -- Ethiopia has cut mobile internet access in the capital city Addis Ababa, amidst deadly unrest that left five people dead in the city on Monday.

  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:43

    16 killed in heavy fighting in S. Somalia

    MOGADISHU -- Fierce clashes between Somali regional forces of Jubaland and al-Shabab fighters erupted on Monday in Gedo region of southern Somalia, killing at least 16 from the both sides, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:41

    Fresh clashes cause power blackout in Libya's Tripoli

    TRIPOLI -- Armed clashes broke out in south of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday morning, causing power blackout in the south and west of the country, according to a security source.

  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:37

    Bertelsmann to expand customer service alliance with Morocco's Saham

    FRANKFURT - German publisher Bertelsmann (BTGGg.F) said it was merging its customer service business with that of its Moroccan partner Saham, opting for a global alliance rather than a sale as it restructures its sprawling portfolio.

  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:34

    Militia fighting in Tripoli knocks out power in parts of Libya

    TRIPOLI - Power has gone off in western and southern Libya including the capital Tripoli after renewed fighting between rival groups knocked out most power stations, the state electricity firm said.

  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:32

    Italy judge set to give first ruling in Nigeria oil graft case

    MILAN - Oil majors Shell and Eni will be carefully monitoring a first ruling this week by a Milan judge in one of the energy industry’s biggest corruption scandals for clues to what might be round the corner for them.

  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:28

    Britain will support interim IMF staff program for Zimbabwe: ambassador

    HARARE - Britain will support Zimbabwe to get on to an interim IMF staff program to help the country quickly clear its foreign arrears, Britain’s ambassador in Harare said on Tuesday,