Floods kills scores in Malawi, Moza

Floods kills scores in Malawi, Moza

Heavy flooding has killed scores of people in the east African country of Malawi, where nearly a third of the country was declared to be in a state of disaster.

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   ‘Crocodile poison’ beer kills 70  in Moza (3)

‘Crocodile poison’ beer kills 70 in Moza (3)

At least 69 people died after drinking poisonous beer at a funeral in southeastern African country Mozambique, health authorities confirmed. The beer was locally brewed and is believed to have been poisoned with crocodile bile during the funeral.

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Zambia election: Edgar Lungu 'ready for medical tests'

Zambia election: Edgar Lungu 'ready for medical tests'

Zambian presidential candidate Edgar Lungu is ready to take medical tests to show he is physically fit for office, his spokesman has told the BBC.

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Ugandan maid admits toddler torture

Ugandan maid admits toddler torture

A maid in Uganda who was secretly filmed beating and kicking a toddler has pleaded guilty to torture. Jolly Tumuhirwe, 22, was charged in court with the torture of a girl of 18 months. A video of the assault caused outrage when it was posted online.

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Zambian President Sata death: White interim leader appointed

Zambian President Sata death: White interim leader appointed

Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata. Presidential elections to choose a permanent successor will be held within 90 days, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu said.

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