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Fighting, instability displaces thousands in Burkina Faso

Faction fighting and lawlessness in Burkina Faso has displaced over a hundred thousand people, most in the past two months, a UN report said. “Burkina...

North-west Nigeria attack death toll hits 130

The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in north-western Nigeria’s Kaduna State doubled to more than 130 people, the state governor...

Three policemen killed in Cairo blast

Three policemen were killed and five people wounded, three civilians, when an explosive device carried by a militant they were chasing detonated in central...

Rape still endemic in South Sudan’s Unity state

Rape and sexual violence against women and girls as young as eight is still widespread in northern South Sudan despite a peace deal to...

Sudanese vendor chokes to death on teargas

A Sudanese fruit seller died after choking on teargas fired at protesters in the market in Khartoum, family members told Reuters. Hundreds of protesters were...

Bail for Libyan arrested for 2016 hijacking

A Maltese court granted bail to one of two men arrested ibn 2016 for hijacking after a passenger plane was forced to land in...

Kidnapped Tunisian workers released

Fourteen Tunisian workers kidnapped by armed men in western Libya three days ago were released on Sunday, the Tunisian foreign ministry said in a...

Teargas used to disperse protesters in Tunisia

Police in Tunisia fired teargas to disperse demonstrators who protested after a young man died in a police station near the coastal resort of...

SANParks arrests staff for poaching

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of four suspected poachers including a staff member in an intelligence driven operation.  The arrests...

Khartoum protesters held, others dispersed

Security forces rounded up about 30 people as they dispersed protesters near Sudan’s presidential palace calling on President Omar al-Bashir to quit, witnesses said. At...

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