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Twenty people in court in Ethiopia following grenade attack


ADDIS ABABA Twenty people appeared in court in the Ethiopian capital on Monday following a grenade attack at a rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in which two people were killed and scores wounded.

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Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in one day 4:46pm BST

TRIPOLI Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. | Video


Two die after blast at Zimbabwe presidential rally - state newspaper 3:48pm BST

HARARE Two people died on Monday from injuries they suffered when an explosion rocked an election campaign rally by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the weekend, a state-owned newspaper reported.


Photojournalist Goldblatt, who documented apartheid, dies aged 87 3:48pm BST

JOHANNESBURG Renowned South African photojournalist David Goldblatt, who documented the impact of apartheid on the lives ordinary people, died on Monday from cancer aged 87.


South Sudan rivals say hope for peace at meet in Khartoum 3:33pm BST

KHARTOUM South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar said on Monday they hoped for a breakthrough in peace talks as they met in Khartoum, but there was no immediate indication that either side would make real concessions.


Nigeria's Buhari calls for calm as 86 die in farmer, herder clashes 12:11pm BST

BAUCHI, Nigeria Nigeria's president called for calm on Sunday after at least 86 people died in clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders over the weekend.