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Mozambique says death toll rises after heavy flooding

Mozambique says death toll rises after heavy flooding

More than 100 people have been killed and 150,000 displaced by floods in Mozambique, a senior government official said on Wednesday, assouthern Africa counts the human and economic costs of this month's torrential rains
Obama, Merkel want Russia held accountable for violence in Ukraine

Obama, Merkel want Russia held accountable for violence in Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed their concern about Russia's role in rising violence in eastern Ukraine in a phone call late on Tuesday and agreed on the need for funds to stabilise the Ukrainian economy
Suicide blast kills at least five people in north Mali: sources

Suicide blast kills at least five people in north Mali: sources

A suicide attack in the disputed north Malian town of Tabankort killed at least five people overnight, according to two Tuareg rebel sources on Wednesday.
Surge in dollar-debt leaves some African nations exposed: think tank

Surge in dollar-debt leaves some African nations exposed: think tank

A surge in foreign debt issuance by African nations has left some fragile economies exposed to the risk of billions of dollars in foreign exchange related losses if the U.S. currency strengthens abruptly, a think-tank said on Wednesday
Nigeria will not delay elections: commission

Nigeria will not delay elections: commission

The head of Nigeria's electoral commission said on Tuesday the country will hold a presidential election as scheduled on Feb. 14, rejecting a call from one of the president's advisors to delay them