Authorities have declared 21 days of mourning for the liberation hero Kenneth Kaunda who ruled from 1964, after the southern African nation won its independence from Britain, until 1991.
Abubakar Shekau, who gained notoriety after kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014, killed himself last month rather than surrender after Daesh-allied rivals attacked his base camp in northeast Borno state, security sources say.
The war in Tigray was the subject of an informal closed meeting of the UN Security Council where aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that over 350,000 people were in famine conditions.
Long-dominant National Liberation Front (FLN) dominates in weekend parliamentary elections, but with a significantly reduced 105 seats and with the country's lowest ever turnout at 23%, electoral board says.
A herder who led his livestock into a field was killed after the dispute with a farmer turned violent in the CAR. Chadian herders went on the rampage in reprisal, killing 14 people including women and children, torching 66 homes and granaries.
The decision to press the Security Council to hold an urgent session on the decade-long dam dispute came during a diplomatic meeting in Qatar called by downstream Nile countries Egypt and Sudan.
Army officials say at least 15 new recruits have been killed in the blast.
While the government seeks to reassert legitimacy through elections after two years of unrest, the popular protest movement sees the ballot box as a symbol of the regime.
Communications Minister Ammar Belhimer says state-run news channel France 24 "practices disinformation and manipulation in addition to confirmed hostility against Algeria."
The clashes took place in the working-class district of Sidi Hassine with several dozen young people throwing projectiles, including fireworks, at police, who responded with tear gas.
Tension surrounded the voting as activists and opposition parties boycotted the election amid a crackdown on weekly marches by the Hirak protest movement, which were all but banned under new rules for demonstrations.
A gang of motorcycle-riding cattle thieves attacked residents in multiple villages, killing at least 53 civilians in the Zurmi district of northwest Zamfara state, local authorities say.
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