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A photo taken after the blast Mogadishu — More than 20 people were killed when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a police official said. ...

Addis Ababa — Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union said on Friday, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent. ...

Surrendered Boko Haram Mozogo — Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon. ...

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM — The United States’ decision to pull out of the United Nations cultural body, Unesco, has sent ripples through the struggling organisation and rattled member countries which worry others might follow suit. ...

Mbombela — A manhunt has been launched for suspects who shot and killed six people at Steyn informal settlement on Thursday, police said. ...

Lusaka — Zambian authorities expect a new armyworm outbreak in the coming crop season after the maize-eating pests ravaged southern Africa early this year, says a report. ...

Donald Trump’s government has issued a ruling that allows employers to opt out of providing free birth control to millions of Americans. ...

Johannesburg — African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe has labelled the number of candidates vying for the top position in the ruling party as abnormal, saying “something is sick”. ...

Nashville — Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like I Believe in You, has died. He was 78. A statement from his publicist Kirt Webster said he died on Friday after a short illness. ...

A photo shows damage in Orient Bay on the French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin Caibarin — Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba yesterday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs as it headed towards Florida, authorities and witnesses said. ...