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Aid workers, civilians released in Nigeria

Islamist militants released three aid workers and civilians who had been held hostage since late December in north-east Nigeria, a United Nations official said....

Guns handed to SA police

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Police Minister Bheki Cele urged gun owners to take advantage of government’s firearms amnesty programme and surrender unwanted weapons before May. The Minister made the...

US citizen dies in Egypt after hunger strike

The US confirmed the death of Egyptian-American Moustafa Kassem in a prison in Egypt where he had been in custody since 2013 and vowed...

Teachers die in Kenya attack

Three teachers were killed near Kenya’s Somalian border in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants police said, in what appeared to be the...

DR Congo ethnic killings could be crimes against humanity

Killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo may amount to crimes against humanity...

ISS: Trauma counselling enables the reintegration of former terrorists

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Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been terrorising communities and radicalising individuals in Nigeria since 2009. Between 2011 and 2013...

Nigerian town attacked by militants

Twenty soldiers were killed and nearly 1 000 people left homeless after a militant attack on a town in north-eastern Nigeria, residents and a...

Al Shabaab claims Somali bomb

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast near the presidential palace and government buildings in Mogadishu city authorities...

Bobi Wine supporters teargassed

Police in Uganda fired tear gas to disperse supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine when he tried to hold a rally,...

Nigeria bridge bomb

At least 30 people were killed in the Nigerian state Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters. The...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...