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De Kock hits century as South Africa seek clean sweep

De Kock, who handed over the white ball captaincy last March to Temba Bavuma, made 124 off 130 balls as South Africa, seeking a clean sweep in the three-match series, scored 287 all out after being sent in to bat.

Mali bids state farewell to ex-president Keita

Interim Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga attended the ceremony in a military camp in the Sahel state's capital Bamako, where the ex-leader's coffin was draped in the Malian flag.

Nigeria jihadists kidnap 20 children: residents

Jihadists from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stormed the northeastern village of Piyemi on Thursday near the town of Chibok, killing two men and seizing 13 girls and seven boys, according to the residents and the community leader.