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Car bomb blast kills 13 near hotel in Somalia's capital

Car bomb blast kills 13 near hotel in Somalia's capital Mon, 13 Mar, 2017

A car bomb near a hotel on a busy street in the Somali capital killed at least 13 people on Monday, police and the emergency medical services said, hours after a man was killed by a blast as he tried to ram through a checkpoint.
15 soldiers killed in western Niger attack

15 soldiers killed in western Niger attack Thu, 23 Feb, 2017

Fifteen soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in a attack by "terrorist elements" in western Niger, authorities said Thursday.
South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine Mon, 20 Feb, 2017

South Sudan on Monday declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry in what aid groups called a "man-made" tragedy.
DR Congo urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

DR Congo urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU Thu, 16 Feb, 2017

The international community on Thursday urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.
Angola probes football stampede that killed 17

Angola probes football stampede that killed 17 Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

Angola on Saturday announced an investigation into a stadium stampede that killed at least 17 and injured scores in what was described as the southern African country's worst football tragedy.
UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking

UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

A UN group of experts is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate army officers involved in gold trafficking and a mining firm allegedly owned by Chinese nationals.
Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension

Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has announced a one-month extension of his unilateral ceasefire in fighting with rebels in the country's war zones.
World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

World celebrations ring in New Year 2017 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
DR Congo troops killed 10 soldiers from Burundi

DR Congo troops killed 10 soldiers from Burundi Mon, 26 Dec, 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo troops killed 10 soldiers from neighbouring Burundi after they crossed the border last week in pursuit of rebels, the Congolese army said Monday.
French aid worker kidnapped in Mali

French aid worker kidnapped in Mali Sun, 25 Dec, 2016

A Frenchwoman who runs an aid group has been kidnapped in Mali's restive north, the French foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday.
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.

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