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Wife of Gabon's ousted president Ali Bongo charged with 'money laundering'

The wife of Gabon’s ousted president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been charged with “money laundering” and other offences, the public prosecutor said Friday, a month after her husband was toppled in a coup.

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Libya flood: investigation opened as hopes of finding survivors fade

Prosecutors to investigate collapse of dams as rescue effort continues a week after catastrophic deluge

Niger holding ambassador ‘hostage’ – France

President Macron lamented that the envoy in Niamey has been reduced to military rations

Nationwide blackout as Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses again

Nigeria has again been thrown into darkness after the national grid system, operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo in Osun State collapsed.

In Morocco’s quake-decimated villages, rescuers find only bodies

The government was also working on a plan, in line with directives from the Royal Palace, to begin reconstruction efforts and compensate people who lost their homes, a statement read.

Veteran South African apartheid-era politician and Zulu prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi dies aged 95

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a towering figure in South African politics and outspoken Zulu chief, has died at the age of 95.

In pictures: Powerful earthquake kills hundreds in Morocco

‘There is no one here to help pull the dead from under the destruction,’ says woman whose house was destroyed

Over 800 killed in deadliest earthquake to hit Morocco in decades

The magnitude-6.8 quake was the hardest to hit Morocco in 120 years.

Morocco earthquake: hundreds dead, says government, as buildings fall and people flee homes

Heritage-listed old city in Marrakech among areas hit in quake measuring at least 6.8 and centred in High Atlas mountains

Mali: At least 49 civilians reported dead in attack on river boat

Islamist militants have attacked a river boat in north-eastern Mali, killing at least 49 civilians, the interim government says.

Gabon coup leader sworn in as 'transitional' head of state

The leader of a coup that ousted Gabon's President Ali Bongo was sworn in as interim president by constitutional court judges on Monday in a televised ceremony designed to solidify the junta's grip on power. 

Thousands rally in Niger to demand the withdrawal of French troops

Thousands rallied Saturday in Niger's capital Niamey to demand that former colonial ruler France withdraw its troops as sought by a junta which seized power in June.

Macron looks on as France's Africa policy crumbles

Why is it so often that problems seem to get worse just when they ought to be getting better?

Johannesburg fire 'wake-up call', President Ramaphosa says

A deadly fire in Johannesburg's inner city was "a wake-up call" for South Africa, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Johannesburg fire in squatter building kills at least 74, officials say

Johannesburg, with a severe shortage of affordable housing, has hundreds of illegally occupied derelict buildings that officials and housing advocates say have become firetraps.

Niger junta revokes French ambassador’s diplomatic immunity, orders his expulsion

Niger's military junta said it revoked the diplomatic immunity of France's ambassador and ordered police to expel him from the country, according to a statement. The French foreign ministry has said the junta, which seized power last month, has "no authority" to expel the French ambassador. 

Gabon coup leaders name General Brice Oligui Nguema as new leader

Army officers who seized power in a coup in Gabon on Wednesday have named General Brice Oligui Nguema as the country's transitional leader.


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