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Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan officials said.
 
Kenya demands total ivory ban to stop elephant slaughter
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild.
 
South African President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges that were dropped in 2009, a judge said Friday, piling further pressure on the embattled leader.
 
A young soldier suspected of shooting dead 11 people, including eight of his fellow troops, at a telecommunications center in Cape Verde was arrested on Wednesday, the government said.
 
Back to the future as S. Sudan's rebels end war, return to office
The metal gates are still twisted where troops in December 2013 stormed the house of South Sudan's now new Vice President Riek Machar, as war erupted leaving tens of thousands dead.
 
"For a thousand years," Abdullah Sheikh's family has been working the land the same way -- flooding fields in Egypt's Nile Delta and planting seeds by hand.
 
Burundi general killed as ICC opens atrocities probe
A top Tutsi general was gunned down in Burundi on Monday, as international prosecutors announced they were launching a preliminary probe into a litany of atrocities in the troubled central African nation.
 
Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day.
 
'Clickfunding' helps tackle social issues in Egypt
Egyptian mother Aaz Menhom cups her hands under a running tap in her yard to let her young children Atef and Nada drink.
 
Egypt leader urges people to defend state ahead of protests
CAIRO -- Egypt's president urged citizens to defend the state and its institutions from the "forces of evil" on Sunday, a day before planned demonstrations against his policies, including the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
 
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