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Nigeria’s Lagos State rejects findings of ‘massacre’ of protesters last year

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Nigeria's Lagos State rejected findings by a judicial panel that security forces carried out a "massacre" of unarmed protesters last year, maintaining that only...

Nigerian government rejects ‘massacre’ report as error-strewn

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Nigeria's government on Tuesday rejected a judicial report that described the killing of peaceful protesters in Lagos in October 2020 as a massacre, saying...

Lekki toll gate shooting could be a “massacre”

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Lethal violence committed by Nigeria's military on the night of October 20, 2020 could be considered a "massacre," a government-appointed panel concluded in contradicting...

Two killed as protesters mark anniversary of massacre in Sudan

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Two men were killed on Tuesday after Sudanese security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at demonstrators marking the anniversary of a deadly...

Niger mourns, probes weekend massacre in two villages

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Niger has declared three days of national mourning following the massacre of 100 civilians in two villages in the western region of the country...

UN says Mali army chief left village unprotected before massacre

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The former head of Mali’s armed forces left the village of Ogossagou unprotected earlier this year despite numerous warnings of an imminent massacre in...

Forty villagers killed in massacre in northeast Congo

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Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of...

Malian president visits massacre site

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali visited the site of an ethnic massacre in central Mali where gunmen killed dozens, vowing again to crack...

Mali massacre death toll includes 24 children

Bodies recovered from a massacre of almost 100 people by a Malian ethnic militia included at least 24 children, many shot in the back,...

Bail for six police who were part of “Marikana massacre”

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A South African court granted bail to six police officers charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the 2012 killing...

Scores convicted in DR Congo Beni massacre trial

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A military tribunal investigating a wave of massacres in eastern Congo blamed on Ugandan rebels convicted 134 people, a senior army prosecutor...

Gunman kills 26 in rural Texas church during Sunday service

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A man with an assault rifle killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 in a rural Texas church during Sunday services,...

DR Congo court convicts soldiers for Kasai massacre

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A Democratic Republic of Congo court convicted seven soldierd for the murder of suspected militia members in the country's insurrection-ravaged Kasai region. The...

International inquiry into DR Congo massacres sought

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The top United Nations human rights official called for the establishment of an international investigation into massacres and other crimes committed in...

DR Congo expels American researcher after massacre report

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Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have expelled a prominent American researcher weeks after he published a report linking soldiers to the...

Ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to prison in Baghdad killings

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A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others got 30-year terms on Monday in the massacre...

South Sudan massacres last year may be war crimes – U.N.

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Hundreds of civilians were massacred in two separate incidents in South Sudan last year in which victims were targeted for their ethnicity,...

Head of U.N. Congo peacekeepers regrets failing to stop massacre

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The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he is sorry his forces reacted too...

Dozens killed in eastern DRC massacre

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Up to 37 people including women and children were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of South Kivu on Saturday...

UN calls for South Sudan massacre investigation

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The United Nations Security Council has asked for an urgent investigation into the ethnic massacre of hundreds of people in South Sudan's...

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