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Niger raid leaves 25 dead

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Unidentified gunmen killed at least 25 people in southwest Niger, officials said, the latest deadly raid along the country’s border with Mali. Attackers on motorcycles...

Death by knives and machetes in eastern DR Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 22 civilians with knives and machetes in an overnight raid on villages near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic...

Multiple killings in Kaduna

An armed gang killed at least 50 people in attacks on villages in the northern Nigerian state Kaduna, the state governor said during a...

Sudan names commission to investigate June killings

Sudan’s prime minister named a commission to investigate a raid on a sit-in in June where security forces killed dozens near the Defence Ministry,...

Sokoto killings condemned

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of 37 people by bandits in Sokoto state his spokesman said in a statement. Armed gangs killed hundreds...

Civilians killed in Central African Republic

An armed militia killed 34 civilians in an attack in Central African Republic (CAR), a government spokesman said, issuing a deadline for the group’s...

Militia killings surge in Sahel

Africa’s Sahel region has seen a huge surge in civilian deaths in the past five months due to Islamist militants and ethnic militia attacks,...

New Zealand mosque shootings shock the world

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst...

Egyptian forces kill 52 in Sinai

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Egyptian troops and security forces killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days, the army said in a statement as authorities...

Civilian killings in South Sudan continue

At least 232 civilians were killed and 120 women and girls raped this spring in attacks by South Sudan government troops and...

Calls for calm after 86 Nigerian deaths

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Nigeria's president called for calm after at least 86 people died in clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders over the weekend. Authorities...

France wants Mali to react strongly after killings

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Malian authorities must react strongly after at least 16 Fulani herders were killed in suspected ethnic clashes, France's foreign ministry said as...

Dozens killed in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

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More than 24 were killed in a Cameroon Anglophone region, local sources said, although the exact circumstances were not immediately clear. The...

US accuses Cameroon of targeted killings

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The United States accuses the Cameroonian government of "targeted killings", arson and looting in its fight against an Anglophone separatist movement. In...

Killings, rape mar Burundi referendum

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At least 15 people were killed and six raped during a referendum campaign in Burundi that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza hold...

Buhari invited to communal killings discussion

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Nigerian lawmakers voted to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the House of Representatives to discuss the spate of killings in central Nigeria. Hundreds...

Five arrests in connection with mine bus attack

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South African police arrested five people in connection with a petrol bomb attack on a bus that killed six workers on their...

Killing police is “treason” – Parliamentary Committee

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Francois Beukman, chairman of Parliament's Police Portfolio Committee, wants to see "the highest judicial sanction possible" for police killings and torching of...

Killings flare up again in DR Congo

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Nguna Abooki was getting ready for bed when men with machetes and guns ambushed his village in eastern Congo, killing two of...

Twenty-four suspects arrested for Casamance killings

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Senegalese police arrested and charged 24 people over a shooting attack in its restive southern Casamance region earlier this month that left...

France condemns DR Congo security forces after killings

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France blamed Congolese security forces for shooting dead at least six people and wounding of dozens during a protest against President Joseph...

Cameroon killings attributed to Anglophone secessionists

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Anglophone secessionists in Cameroon killed at least two gendarmes, two secessionist leaders and a security official said, signalling an escalation in a...

Killing at Kenya school

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An expelled student shot and killed six former schoolmates and a security guard at his school in northern Kenya and was then...

Thirty-seven killed in Kenya post-election protests

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At least 37 people were killed in three days of protests following disputed national elections in Kenya in August, a Kenya rights...

Boko Haram resurgence sees 381 civilians killed since April

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The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed 381 civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon since the beginning of April, rights group Amnesty International...

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months

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South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017, as well...

Addis Ababa demonstration over Libya killings

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Ethiopian demonstrators hurled stones and scuffled with police during a rally by thousands in the capital on Wednesday. This happened after a video...

Death toll from north-east Nigeria Islamist attack doubles

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Gunmen from Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram sect killed 98 people in the north-eastern town of Bama on Wednesday, residents said after burying...

Kenyan pastoralist clashes kill seven: officials

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Fighting between pastoralists over grazing land in drought-ravaged northern Kenya killed seven people, the latest in a string of deadly clashes this...

Burundi rights body reports surge in killings

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A Burundian rights body said it had documented 125 extra-judicial killings between May and August that mostly targeted former Hutu rebels in...

Ex Darfur rebels detain three over peacekeeper killing

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Former Darfur rebels said they had detained three men suspected of killing two Rwandan peacekeepers in a shoot-out that soured relations between...

Five Rwandan peacekeepers killed in Darfur

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Five Rwandan peacekeepers have been shot dead and one wounded in Sudan's Darfur region, in separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, the...