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South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity - source


JOHANNESBURG South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday.

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Nigeria's freed Chibok girls to return home 'fully recovered' 3:40pm BST

ABUJA More than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 are ready to return to normal life after being released and receiving psychological and medical treatment, the government said on Friday.


Devolution gives Kenyans a taste of power as they vote governors out 2:13pm BST

NAIROBI As disputes raged over the presidential results from Kenya's election last week, a little-noticed democratic revolution blossomed in the layer of government directly underneath.

Rising migrant flow to Spain could become 'big emergency' - U.N. 1:05pm BST

GENEVA The rising flow of migrants to Spain from North Africa could evolve into a "big emergency" if the pace continues, the U.N.'s migration agency said on Friday.

Grenade attacks on bars in Burundi capital kill three, wound 27 12:41pm BST

NAIROBI Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said on Friday.


Cities across Africa face threat of landslides like Sierra Leone 12:18pm BST

DAKAR Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides.