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Kenya: Al-Shabaab Accused of Bus Attack - [The Star]TWENTY eight people are feared dead after a bus they were traveling in was hijacked by suspected al-Shabaab militia as it climbed the hills of the notorious Omar Jillo area of Mandera East Sub County.
Liberia: Ebola Hampers HIV/Aids Care - [IRIN]Monrovia/Dakar -Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.
Kenya: Army Destroys Camp Used By Suspected Bus Attackers - [Capital FM]Nairobi -A camp that was being used by attackers who executed 28 Kenyans travelling in bus on Saturday morning in Mandera has been destroyed by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).
Tunisia: Security Forces Alert Ahead of Poll - [Magharebia]Najjar in Tunis -Tunisia closed the border with Libya on Thursday (November 20th) to head off any potential terrorist operations before Sunday's presidential election.
Gambia: "Aggravated Homosexuality" Offence Carries Life Sentence - [AI London]Gambia's recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.
Nigeria: Commission Urged to Probe Eagles over Afcon Failure - [Daily Trust]Former Katsina State Director of Sports, Alhaji Aliyu Kofar Soro has called on the National Sports Commission, NSC, to immediately investigate Coach Stephen Keshi and his players over Super Eagles failure to qualify for the 2015 AFCON.
Nigeria: Violence in 2015 Elections Inevitable - [Vanguard]Ikot -EKPENE - Commissioner of Police (CP), Akwa-Ibom State, Mr Gabriel Achon has warned that violence in the 2015 general elections in the country would be inevitable if politicians do not obey the rules governing electoral process.
Malawi: Opposition Blasts Govt over Appointments - [Malawi24]Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President, Lazarus Chakwera has questioned the Peter Mutharika led government on recent appointments describing them as being many and not going in tandem with the lean government the administration promised.
Zimbabwe: First Lady Accused of Hate Speech - [New Zimbabwe]THE MDC-T party on Friday said the hate speech uttered by Grace Mugabe against Vice-President Joice Mujuru is "un-African" and is polluting the minds of children.
Burkina Faso: UN Chief Urges Continued Dialogue During Transition - [UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for all Burkinabé stakeholders to ensure Burkina Faso's seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.
Sudan: Rebels Ready for Further Talks - [Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) said satisfied from the position of the SPLM-N in the recent round of talks over the Tow Areas and expressed readiness for discussions on Darfur.
Tunisia: International Observers Arrive - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President Mustapha Ben Jaafar received, Saturday, several delegations of international observers on visit to Tunisia to attend the presidential election.
Kenya: Reports - Bus Hijacked in Kenya, Passengers Killed - [Deutsche Welle]Police sources in Kenya say al-Shabab militants have hijacked a bus and killed 28 non-Muslims who were on board. The sources initially insisted on anonymity because of orders not to speak to the media.
Kenya: Somalia's Al-Shabab Claims Kenya Bus Attack - [Deutsche Welle]Islamist militants from the group Al-Shabab have claimed responsibility for a deadly attack near the Kenya-Somalia border. The group singled out non-Muslims and executed them.
Nigeria: Try Amaechi for Treason, Fani-Kayode Tells FG - [Independent (Lagos)]Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode , has urged the federal government to query Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State for his recent media remarks where he allegedly said the opposition would form a parallel government if President Goodluck Jonathan won the 2015 presidential election, saying that such statement amounts to treason.
Nigeria: Synagogue - TB Joshua Asks Court to Stop Inquest - [Independent (Lagos)]The founder, Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua, has asked a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja to put a complete stop to the coroner's inquest into the September 12 building collapse that killed about 116 persons.
Nigeria: Hold Jonathan Responsible for Attack On Speaker, Nass, Says Tinubu - [Guardian]CHIEFTAIN of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has condemned the attack on the Speaker and others members of the House of Representatives at the National Assembly in Abuja on Thursday.
Nigeria: As 'Uncommon Woman Justice' Retires Today - [Independent (Lagos)]The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar who retires today as Nigeria's first and only female number one judicial officer has been described by many as an upright judge who has succeeded in sanitizing Nigeria judiciary and restored public confidence in our legal system. Mukhtar is leaving the saddle after 28 eventful Months as the 14th Chief Justice of Nigeria having attained the mandatory retirement age of 70 years stipulated for Supreme Court Justices under the constitution. LAW EDITOR,
Nigeria: Electrical Fault Stalls Coroner Inquest On Synagogue - [Independent (Lagos)]Lagos -The coroner inquest probing the September 12 Synagogue building collapse was on Thursday hampered by faulty electronic recorder, leading to further adjournment till Friday.
Zimbabwe: 'VP Mujuru Has Expelled Herself' - [The Herald]VICE President Joice Mujuru has literally expelled herself from Zanu-PF by filling nomination papers to contest the position of Vice President and Second Secretary of the party, defying the party's planned unanimous decision that only President Mugabe stands for election at the 6th National People's Congress early next month.
Zambia: Adoption of RB Is Final - Muhabi - [Zambia Reports]The National Secretary of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Muhabi Lungu has declared that the party's decision to adopt former republican president Rupiah Banda as its presidential candidate for the 20th January 2015 is final.
Kenya: Bodies of the 28 Killed in Mandera Attacks to Be Flown to Nairobi, Police Officer, Teachers Among the Dead - [The Star]Bodies of the 28 people killed Saturday morning by Al Shabaab militias will be flown to Kenyatta National Hospital mortuary by 6:30 pm.
Kenya: Alshabaab Militants Kill Tens in Mandera - [Dalsan Radio]The website of the Standard newspaper from Nairobi reported that Al-shabaab militants killed at least 28 persons in Mandera County. The deceased were some of the passengers of a bus bound for Nairobi.
Kenya: Muslim Leaders Condemn Religious Motivated Killings - [Capital FM]Nairobi -Muslim leaders led by Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale have condemned the Saturday morning killing of 28 unarmed Kenyans by suspected Al Shabaab militants in Mandera.
Kenya: Hunt Down Mandera Killers, Ruto Directs - [Capital FM]Baringo -The Government has mobilized all security agencies to hunt down those behind the killing of 28 people in Mandera County Saturday, Deputy President William Ruto has said.
Nigeria: Keshi's Gamble Caused Nigeria's Afcon Failure - Lawal - [Independent (Lagos)]Former Nigeria international, Garba Lawal, has blamed coach Stephen Keshi for the country's inability to participate at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Nigeria: APC Vows Not to Recognise Outcome of Any Rigged Election - [Guardian]Abuja -THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the presidency for its response to the warning that if the 2015 elections were rigged, the party would not recognise the outcome and would go ahead to form a parallel government.
Nigeria: Nass Invasion - Arewa Elders, Gumi Accuse Police of Endangering Democracy - [Guardian]FOLLOWING the awful event at the National Assembly last Thursday, Arewa elders and renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Abubakar Gumi, have accused the Police of putting the nation's democracy on the verge of destruction.
Nigeria: Nigeria Will Not Concede Part of Its Territory to Boko Haram, Says Jonathan - [Guardian]PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has re-affirmed that Nigeria would not lose an inch of its territorial space to Boko Haram insurgents.
Kenya: Uhuru Receives Doctorate Degree From Kabarak University - [The Star]Kabarak University today honoured President Uhuru Kenyatta with a doctorate degree for his leadership and management of the country's affairs.
BBC News - Africa

The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.

Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war' - The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.
Tunisia in landmark presidency poll - Tunisia is set to hold its first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring" revolution that triggered uprisings across the region.
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO - The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40 - An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.
Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe - Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.
France's Hollande to visit Guinea - France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.
DR Congo axe attackers kill dozens - At least 50 people have been massacred by machete and axe-wielding attackers in eastern DR Congo, according to activists.
Benghazi report clears US response - A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Uganda uproar over toddler's death - The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.
Zambia leader suspended by his party - Zambia's governing Patriotic Front suspends President Guy Scott as party leader amid a power struggle ahead of elections in January.
Mali doctor dies from Ebola virus - A doctor has died in Mali after treating a patient who sparked a second wave of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi - The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.
VIDEO: Ethiopia's industrial boom - Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.
VIDEO: 'Without food people can't fight Ebola' - World Food Programme Guinea country director Elisabeth Faure says the Ebola outbreak is making problems with food insecurity in affected countries much worse.
VIDEO: Egyptian street art movement - In the wake of uprisings in the Arab region since 2011, the street art movement has been gaining momentum employed as a means to address not only political issues, but also social problems in the society.
VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia - The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets the Ethiopian farmers trying to find their place in the local and regional economy.
VIDEO: Burkina Faso timeline - in 60 seconds - Former military leader Lt Col Isaac Zida has been named prime minister following three weeks on unrest in Burkina Faso. Follow the timeline of political unrest in the country - in 60 seconds.
VIDEO: Weapons seized in Kenya mosque raid - Police in Kenya's Coastal city of Mombasa say the have recovered more weapons and explosives at a third Mosque to be raided in the city.
VIDEO: 'Ebola like no disease I've seen' - Dr Stacey Mearns has been keeping a video diary of her work helping people with Ebola in Sierra Leone. In part three she talks about some of her toughest challenges.
VIDEO: Kenyans march for stripped woman - Protesters take to the streets in Nairobi to demand authorities arrest a group who were filmed stripping a woman on the street.
Letter from Africa: Did suave Compaore outsmart Ghana? - How ousted Burkinabe leader won allies around the world
Letter from Africa: The power of religion - Harnessing Africa's religious leaders for peace, not conflict
How to succeed in South Africa - How to succeed in selling to consumers in South Africa
Recycling Ivory Coast's mobile waste - How Ivory Coast is tackling its old phone problem
Fashion made in Africa - The fashion company which only uses home-grown materials
How I made money from waste plastic - Kenyan woman's tips on making money from waste
Ebola drains weak health systems - Ebola pushes West Africa's weak health systems over the edge
Does Nigeria have an image problem? - Are Nigerians too touchy about how they are viewed?
In pictures: Africa's 'male feminist' - Why are some men afraid of well-educated women?
Almaz's story - Abused and unpaid - story of an Ethiopian servant in Saudi Arabia
In pictures: The lure of gold - Photos of men and women who risk all to get rich
In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons - Motorbiking eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali
In pictures: Ethiopia’s thriving art market - Is Ethiopia's thriving art scene killing creativity?
In pictures: Darfur refugees then and now - Residents of camps in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region photographed in 2007 explain how their lives have changed seven years on.
South Sudan in pictures: Threat of famine - Images reveal impact of war, including boy born in Nile marshes
Algeria profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
Angola profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of this south-west African country which has been a major oil producer
Benin country profile - Provides an overview, facts and figures and history of this West African nation seen as one of the continent's most stable countries
Botswana profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa
Burkina Faso profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
Burundi country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for Burundi, this small country in Africa
Cameroon country profile - Provides an overview of Cameroon, including key events and facts about this former French and British colony in Africa
Cape Verde profile - Key facts, figures and dates
Central African Republic profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
Chad profile - Provides an overview of Chad, including key events and facts about this African country
Comoros country profile - Provides an overview of the Comoros, including key events and facts about this island nation off the coast of Africa
Republic of Congo profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
Democratic Republic of Congo profile - Key facts, figures and dates
Djibouti profile - Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.
Egypt profile - Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
Equatorial Guinea profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea profile - Provides an overview of Eritrea, including key events and facts for this country on the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia profile - Provides an overview of Ethiopia, including key events and facts about this ancient former Christian empire in northeast Africa.
Gabon country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
The Gambia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about The Gambia.
Ghana country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
Guinea country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.
Guinea-Bissau profile - Provides an overview as well as key facts, figures and dates for this west African country
Ivory Coast profile - Provides an overview of Ivory Coast, including key events and facts about this west African country recently plagued by civil war.
Kenya country profile - Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.
Lesotho country profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of his small country completely surrounded by South Africa
Liberia profile - Provides an overview of Liberia, including key events and facts about this West African country
Libya country profile - Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer which was ruled by Colonel Gaddafi for 42 years.
Madagascar country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this island nation which lies off Africa
Malawi country profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Malawi
Mali country profile - Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
Mauritania country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
Mauritius country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
Morocco country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
Mozambique country profile - Provides an overview of Mozambique, including key events and facts about this former Portuguese colony and its recovery from a long civil war in the 1980s.
Namibia country profile - Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.
Niger country profile - Provides an overview of Niger, including key events and facts about this arid state on the southern rim of the Sahara.
Nigeria profile - Provides an overview of Nigeria, including key events and facts about this oil-rich country with multiple ethnic and religious divides.
Rwanda country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.
Sao Tome and Principe profile - Provides an overview of Sao Tome and Principe, including key events and facts about this oil-rich island nation - one of Africa's smallest states.
Senegal profile - Provides an overview of Senegal, including key events and facts about this west African country
Seychelles profile - Provides an overview as well as facts and figures on this island state situated off the coast of Africa
Sierra Leone country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this west African country
Somalia profile - Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa.
South Africa profile - Provides an overview of South Africa, including key events and facts about this diverse country on Africa's southern tip.
South Sudan profile - Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation
Sudan country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
Swaziland profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this small southern African kingdom
Tanzania country profile - Provides an overview of Tanzania, including key facts and events as well as news
Togo profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Togo
Tunisia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
Uganda profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Uganda.
Zambia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zambia.
Zimbabwe profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zimbabwe.
Ceuta, Melilla profile - An overview
Puntland profile - An overview
Reunion profile - Provides an overview, key facts and dates for this Indian Ocean island
Somaliland profile - An overview
St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha profiles - An overview
Western Sahara profile - An overview
Zanzibar profile - Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa
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Gharib sacked by Egypt after Cup exit - Egypt dismiss coach Shawky Gharib after he failed to qualify the Pharaohs for the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Africa in pictures: 14-20 November 2014 - Visions of beauty, art on show and a royal wedding
Journey through the Ebola heartland - On a journey charting the impact of the disease
Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom - Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
'Pistorius terrorised my daughter' - June Steenkamp reflects on her daughter's killing by Pistorius
VIDEO: Cairollers: Roller derby Cairo style - Roller derby changing lives for Egyptian women
Still searching for a cure for Libya - Still no cure as chaos continues in Libya
Who will be Tunisia's next president? - Tunisia to choose new president with powers curtailed
VIDEO: West Africa's own Ebola anthem - West African musicians have their own popular anthem
Nominees reveal pride over BBC award - BBC award nominees speak of their pride