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  • Somali pirates target ships in the Indian Ocean

    Pirates appear to be making a comeback in the Indian Ocean. Attacks were common until warships from an international force launched a major crackdown five years ago. But the ambushing of four ships by Somali pirates has ended the relative calm

    Somali pirates target ships in the Indian Ocean
    Somali pirates target ships in the Indian Ocean

    Pirates appear to be making a comeback in the Indian Ocean. Attacks were common until warships from an international force launched a major crackdown five years ago. But the ambushing of four ships by Somali pirates has ended the relative calm

    02:38Jun 23, 2017

  • South Africa high court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

    South Africa's highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret.

    South Africa high court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote
  • Niger’s water crisis hits farmers

    In the country’s most fertile region called Agadez, severe water shortages are causing farmers to struggle. And inadequate irrigation systems are helping to push food prices higher.

    Niger’s water crisis hits farmers
  • South Sudan: Half of population food insecure as disease toll escalates

    About half of South Sudan’s population are facing severe food shortages as its three-year civil war drags on.

    South Sudan: Half of population food insecure as disease toll escalates
  • DR Congo: Thousands of troops deployed to push out rebels from wildlife park

    Thousands of soldiers have been deployed to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to push out rebels from an acclaimed wildlife park.

    DR Congo: Thousands of troops deployed to push out rebels from wildlife park
  • CAR government signs peace deal with rebel groups

    The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has signed an "immediate ceasefire" deal with rebel groups at a meeting in Italy's capital, Rome, aimed at ending violence in the strife-torn country.

    CAR government signs peace deal with rebel groups
  • Five killed in Mali resort attack

    At least five people have been killed in Mali after armed gunmen stormed a luxury tourist resort outside the capital, Bamako. One of the victims was a Portuguese soldier. Police have put the resort on lockdown.

    Five killed in Mali resort attack
    Five killed in Mali resort attack

    At least five people have been killed in Mali after armed gunmen stormed a luxury tourist resort outside the capital, Bamako. One of the victims was a Portuguese soldier. Police have put the resort on lockdown.

    01:53Jun 20, 2017

  • Gunmen storm resort in Malian capital Bamako

    At least two people have been killed after an attack on a popular tourist resort on the outskirts of Mali's capital, Bamako, but dozens of guests were rescued.

    Gunmen storm resort in Malian capital Bamako
  • East African farmers face new pest threat

    Farmers in countries across eastern Africa, who have already been struggling with devastating drought, are facing a new threat.

    East African farmers face new pest threat
  • Factory workers in Lesotho push for better working conditions

    Trade unionists in Lesotho are accusing foreign-owned factories of underpaying workers. The southern African country suffers from high unemployment, extreme poverty and a shrinking economy. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Maseru, Lesotho.

    Factory workers in Lesotho push for better working conditions
  • Niger struggles to curb people smuggling

    People smuggling is a lucrative business in the landlocked West African country of Niger. Migrants see it as a way to get to Europe by first crossing into Libya. But now the government with help from the European Union is trying to stop the trade.

    Niger struggles to curb people smuggling
  • South Africa’s growing craze for ‘spinning’

    'Spinning' is a motorsport that is increasingly popular in South Africa.

    South Africa’s growing craze for ‘spinning’