At least one person has been killed and several others injured after Nigerian police used live ammunition to break up a religious gathering by supporters of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
One killed as Nigerian forces open fire on Sheikh Zakzaky supporters
State airline South African Airways (SAA) has canceled “nearly all” flights scheduled for Friday because of a strike over wage increases planned by a majority of employees, television news channel eNCA said.
South Africa's SAA cancels flights due to union strike over wages: report
Tunisian women have protested outside parliament against the swearing in of a newly elected lawmaker who was caught in an indecent video.
Protests as Tunisian MP accused of indecency sworn in
When it comes to adverse conditions for stock-market trading, Zimbabwe’s bourse belongs in a special category for extreme cases.
Zimbabwe bourse CEO bemoans 80% currency crash ravaging market
Cameroon's presidency announced Sunday that parliamentary elections will be held on February 9, in the latest sign that veteran ruler Paul Biya is seeking to end a long-running political crisis.
Cameroon schedules parliamentary elections for Feb. 9
Survivors of a deadly ambush on a convoy of mine workers in eastern Burkina Faso, say “so many” people are dead, while regional authorities initially put the death toll at 40.
'So many dead' in attack on mine workers in Burkina Faso: Survivors
Stung by the country’s spiraling inflation, Zimbabwe’s government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.
Zimbabwe’s inflation makes it hard to keep track of cost of living
Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have regularly violated the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011, according to a confidential report by UN experts seen Thursday by AFP.
UN report finds Jordan, Turkey and UAE violated Libya arms embargo
Distraught families urged authorities to let them view the bodies of victims of an ambush near a gold mine in Burkina Faso, as dozens of workers who could have been caught in the attack remained unaccounted for on Friday.
People look for missing folks after deadly Burkina Faso mine ambush
A Tanzanian court on Thursday postponed the hearing for the seventh time of a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July in a case his lawyers and rights group say is politically motivated.
Court postpones hearing for seventh time for Tanzanian journalist jailed since July

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