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Cameroon police killed by suspected separatist bomb

Cameroon’s government said separatists in its restive English-speaking region detonated an improvised explosive device that killed four police and wounded six. “Government condemns in the...

ISS: Threat of new designer drugs for Southern Africa

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Designer drugs are among the fastest-growing and most versatile substances in the global illicit drugs economy. Known as ‘new psychoactive substances’, these synthetic drugs...

Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after collapsing in court

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Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in...

Tripoli’s children struggle to study as war reaches the capital

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For 13-year-old Taha Aboud, who dreams of becoming an engineer, war in Libya’s capital Tripoli has meant his family fleeing their home and him...

Canadians kidnapped in Ghana rescued

Ghana forces rescued two Canadian women kidnapped last week outside their hostel in Kumasi, the Ghanaian government said in a statement. The women, aged 19...

Dogon villages attacked

Gunmen attacked two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, a local official, less than 50 km from the site of a similar attack in...

Nineteen killed in Burkina Faso attack

Unidentified assailants killed 19 people and wounded 13 in an attack on and around Arbinda in northern Burkina Faso government said. Hundreds of people died...

Top economist jailed in South Sudan

A South Sudanese court sentenced a prominent economist to two years in prison for disturbing the peace because he gave interviews to foreign media...

Sudan deports rebel leaders

Sudan deported three members of a rebel movement detained last week in the wake of a deadly raid on a protest sit-into South Sudan,...

Lebanese kidnapped in Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road, a police spokesman told Reuters. The workers were abducted from...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...