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Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta

Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta Fri, 23 Dec, 2016

 A man who said he was armed with a grenade hijacked a Libyan plane which landed on Malta Friday with 118 people on board, Malta's prime minister and government sources on the Mediterranean island said.
Deadly protests in DR Congo as Kabila clings to office

Deadly protests in DR Congo as Kabila clings to office Tue, 20 Dec, 2016

At least 11 people died as gunfire erupted during protests on Tuesday in Democratic Republic of Congo against longtime President Joseph Kabila, who is refusing to leave office as his mandate ends.
Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era Fri, 02 Dec, 2016

Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a "new Gambia" Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.
Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa Wed, 30 Nov, 2016

 The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection.
Ugandan king charged with murder after fighting kills 87

Ugandan king charged with murder after fighting kills 87 Tue, 29 Nov, 2016

Ugandan prosecutors charged a tribal king with murder Tuesday, accusing him of backing a separatist militia in his kingdom where weekend fighting between his guards and security forces left at least 87 people dead.
1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals

1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals Mon, 28 Nov, 2016

Rescuers saved some 1,400 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday as Italy announced a record number of people arriving this year after crossing the Mediterranean, authorities said.
Donors pledge 2 billion euros for Central African Republic

Donors pledge 2 billion euros for Central African Republic Thu, 17 Nov, 2016

 International donors promised 2.06 billion euros ($2.2 billion)for the Central African Republic on Thursday, seeking to cement a recovery from three years of sectarian strife that has left the country dependent on United Nations peacekeepers.
UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan

UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan Wed, 16 Nov, 2016

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning of a "very real risk of mass atrocities" in South Sudan and that peacekeepers deployed in the war-torn country will not be able to stop such a bloodbath.
UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in 'months'

UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in 'months' Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

The United Nations warned Tuesday that 75,000 Nigerian children risk dying in "a few months" as hunger grips the country's ravaged northeast in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender in Chad

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender in Chad Sat, 12 Nov, 2016

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and their families have surrendered in Chad in the past month, security and U.N. sources said, in a sign the military campaign against them is making headway.
Tragedy on Mediterranean for migrants forced to sail at gunpoint

Tragedy on Mediterranean for migrants forced to sail at gunpoint Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

At least 110 migrants are feared drowned after they were forced at gunpoint to set sail from Libya, while many more may have died in a separate shipwreck, survivors said Thursday.
South Africa watchdog report increases pressure on president

South Africa watchdog report increases pressure on president Wed, 02 Nov, 2016

South African President Jacob Zuma faced growing calls to resign on Wednesday after the release of a state report that found possible evidence of corruption at top levels of a government whose leader has been enmeshed in scandal.
At least 60 killed as fighting surges in South Sudan

At least 60 killed as fighting surges in South Sudan Mon, 17 Oct, 2016

At least 56 rebels and four government troops were killed in heavy weekend clashes in northeastern South Sudan, in a worrying surge of violence in the world's youngest nation.
UN warns of increasing violence as tensions rise in South Sudan

UN warns of increasing violence as tensions rise in South Sudan Wed, 12 Oct, 2016

The UN warned Wednesday of increasing violence in parts of South Sudan, as the government was forced to publicly dismiss rumours of President Salva Kiir's death to quell rising tension

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