Dr Mukwege was informed about Nobel Peace Prize while conducting operation

Mukwege, 63, belongs to  Democratic Republic of Congo's (Dr Congo) and is popularly known as "Dr Miracle" for his surgical skills.

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Ivory Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo freed after amnesty

The 69-year-old wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo was convicted over political violence that claimed several thousand lives in 2010-11.

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Germany: Police evacuates Frankfurt airport over security threat

T1 Terminal of Germany's Frankfurt airport has been evacuated, police said.

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Watch: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives blast at election rally

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally on June 23, his spokesman said, adding that he had been taken to safety after the incident. Read Article

Death toll in Tunisian migrant ship accident rises to 60: International Organization for Migration

Security officials said the boat was packed with about 180 migrants, including 80 from other countries in Africa. Read Article

She stabbed her husband as he raped her. Now a court has sentenced her to death

The case throws the spotlight on the forced marriages in Sudan where the legal age of marriage is only 10 years and marital rape is legal

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At least 41 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains

The raging waters wiped out two villages, a local resident said, while power lines were swept away, leaving many without electricity

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Imam confirmed dead in knife attack on South Africa mosque

Attackers armed with guns and knives struck a mosque outside the South African city of Durban on Thursday, stabbing to death a priest and seriously injuring two others

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Watch: US army exercises in Africa aims to combat extremists

Two US soldiers were killed in Tongo last year after an ambush by Islamic State-linked organization.

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Video: 257 dead in Algeria military plane crash, says official

Russian-made military plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Boufarik airbase outside the capital, Algiers. Read Article

Five park rangers, driver killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga wildlife sanctuary

Established in 1925, Virunga is thought to be Africa's oldest national park. Read Article

Opinion: Did Djibouti just jeopardise investment for all of Africa?

After the seizure of a port facility by the Djibouti government, questions arise about the safety of investing in Africa Read Article

8 killed in suicide attack in eastern Libya: Security officer

A suicide attacker exploded his vehicle at a barricade manned by forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar near the city of Ajdabiya some 840 kilometres from Tripoli

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Blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, at least 14 killed; al Shabaab claims responsibility

Initial reports say 6 people have been killed in the blast Read Article

20 dead as powerful storm hits Madagascar

The storm also closed several national highways that were flooded by the heavy rain Read Article