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Tutu's daughter loses S.African church licence after gay marriage
Desmond Tutu's daughter has been forced to give up her duties as a priest in South Africa's Anglican church after she married a woman, she told AFP on Tuesday.
 
Would-be bomber escapes Boko Haram captors in Nigeria
KANO, Nigeria, May 23, 2016 (AFP) - A Nigerian mother of three has described how she escaped from Boko Haram Islamists after being abducted, drugged and told she was going to become a suicide bomber.
 
Burkina Faso capital hit by water cuts amid soaring heat
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- Water trickles out of the faucet sometimes around 2 a.m. -- and by dawn the taps run empty at Dramane Drabo's laundry business. It could be days before any more water returns, he laments.
 
Libyan coast guards said they intercepted seven vessels on Sunday carrying around 850 African migrants trying to reach Europe illegally by sea.
 
Arab tribesmen shot dead eight ethnic minority villagers as they prayed in a revenge killing in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, a medic and a tribal leader said on Monday.
 
'Smoke on Egypt jet just before crash'
Smoke was detected in multiple places on EgyptAir flight 804 moments before it plummeted into the Mediterranean, but the cause of the crash that killed all 66 on board remains unclear, the French air accident investigation agency said on Saturday.
 
The Zika virus strain linked to surging cases of neurological disorders and birth defects in Latin America has now been found in Africa, health officials said Friday, as the first fatality on French territory was reported on the Caribbean island of Martinique.
 
Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure Moise Katumbi, President Joseph Kabila's powerful rival who has been charged with undermining state security, has arrived in South Africa for medical treatment, an aide said Saturday.
 
Egypt's military found wreckage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean as investigators tried to unravel the mystery of why it swerved suddenly and plummeted into the sea.
 
Egypt plane crashes in possible terror attack
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said. Egypt's aviation minister said the crash was more likely caused by a terror attack.....
 
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