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Prompt trial urged in Sudan school children killing

SudasnThe African Union’s mediator for Sudan called for a speedy trial for those responsible for killing school children at a protest in El-Obeid. Mohamed Hassan...

Benin tour guide shot and killed

A local guide for two French tourists missing on safari in Benin last week was found shot dead and their car burned out, a...

Gunmen kill Ghanaian journalist

Gunmen killed an investigative journalist who helped uncover corruption in Ghana football, rights groups and his employer said. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot three times by...

Suspected militants killed in shootout near Cairo

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Egyptian security forces killed five suspected militants in a shootout in Qalyubiya province, north of Cairo, the interior ministry said in a...

Puntland police chief shot and killed

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A policeman shot and killed the chief of security at an airport in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region and his bodyguard, police said....

Libyan troops killed by suspected IS militants

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At least nine security force members loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and two civilians were killed by suspected Islamic State militants...

Spanish policeman attacked on Morocco border

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A man was detained after attacking a policeman on the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave Melilla with a large knife,...

Nigerian corruption investigator shot

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An investigator at Nigeria's financial crimes agency was shot after leaving his office, underlining the dangers faced by those looking into corruption,...

Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister’s wife shot dead

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The wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane was shot dead on Wednesday, two days before her husband's inauguration, raising fears...

Somali security forces mistakenly shoot a minister

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Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in Mogadishu after mistaking him for an Islamist militant,...

Conservationist shot in Kenya

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Gunmen shot and wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in northern Kenya on Sunday, a family source said. The 73-year-old...

East Libya loses helicopter, two dead

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East Libyan forces said on Saturday that they lost a Mi-35 combat helicopter near the central town of Zalla and two crew...

Unidentified gunman killed soccer fans in South Sudan

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At least nine people were killed and 11 wounded in South Sudan's capital, Juba, when an unidentified gunman opened fire on people...

Egyptian general shot and killed

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A senior Egyptian military official was shot dead at the weekend outside his home on the outskirts of Cairo, security sources and...

Oryx hit by small arms fire in DRC

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A SA Air Force Oryx was hit by small arms fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday. No-one was injured...

SANDF mum about DRC sniper super shot

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The softly spoken but steely-eyed man who heads the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) Joint Operations division will not be drawn on...