A fresh wave of xenophobic attacks has cast a dark shadow over South Africa's 21 years of independence celebrations.
We speak to a victim of a spate of xenophobic violence in South Africa that left at least seven people dead.
Witnesses say Saudi-led raids have hit Yemeni rebel positions close to the capital Sanaa, around the third city Taez, and in the central town of Yarim.
South Africa sent soldiers on Tuesday to help stop anti-immigrant violence in areas of Durban and Johannesburg where at least seven people have been killed in the...
Authorities in Nigeria say the 18 people from one town who died from a mystery illness are now believed to have suffered ethanol poisoning.
Fighters from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least ten people in overnight attacks on two villages in northern Cameroon, two senior army sources told Reuters...

Africans rally against xenophobia

Rallies against xenophobia have been taking place across the African continent.
Immigrants in South Africa's biggest commercial city shut their shops on Wednesday as a wave of anti-foreigner violence that has killed four people near the city...
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Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab was behind an attack on a government building in Mogadishu on Tuesday that houses the Higher Education and Petroleum Ministries,...
More than 50 of the girls abducted last year by Boko Haram militants were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman has told the BBC.
Many voters seem to have boycotted Sudan's first elections since the oil-rich east African nation split from South Sudan in 2011.
A wave of xenophobic violence in the South African city of Durban has left at least three people dead, reports say.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says his country won't stand by while Yemen is destabilised by Iran.
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