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UN official released by Tunisian court

A Tunisian appeal court temporarily released a United Nations official after two months in detention as part of an investigation by an anti-terrorism unit,...

Egypt to free opposition figures

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered the release of a former diplomat and other opposition figures who criticised President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a judicial source said. Former...

Nigerian militia releases hundreds of children

A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces freed almost 900 children it used in the war against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the United...

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...

Nigerian editor released

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Nigeria's military released an editor two days after detaining him over an article about a planned offensive against Islamist militants in the north-east, his...

Algerian generals released

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Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteflika released five senior generals detained last month on charges of wrongdoing, a source with knowledge of the matter...

Egyptian author released

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An Egyptian court released the author of a book about the country's economy a week after he was arrested for questioning on...

Nigerian militia group releases over 800 children – UN

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A militia fighting the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young...

Kenyan police apologise for arresting Chinese journalists

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Kenyan police apologised for briefly arresting journalists from Chinese state television's international English channel China Global Television Network (CGTN). The incident happened...

Kenya court releases jailed ivory smuggler

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A court in Kenya's port city of Mombasa set free a man convicted by a lower court in July 2016 of smuggling...

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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...