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Nearly 1mn South Sudan refugees face dire conditions, says UN

Nearly 1mn South Sudan refugees face dire conditions, says UN Mon, 15 Aug, 2016

Nearly a million refugees fleeing the brutal conflict in South Sudan, most of them women and children, are suffering dire conditions in camps across the region, the UN said on Monday.
New Boko Haram video 'shows Chibok girls'

New Boko Haram video 'shows Chibok girls' Sun, 14 Aug, 2016

Boko Haram on Sunday released a new video showing at least one of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok more than two years ago, and called for its detained fighters to be freed.
Nineteen killed in clashes in central DRCongo

Nineteen killed in clashes in central DRCongo Sun, 14 Aug, 2016

Nineteen people have been killed in clashes between police and militia in the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said.
Fresh clashes erupt in South Sudan

Fresh clashes erupt in South Sudan Tue, 09 Aug, 2016

Fresh clashes have erupted in South Sudan between government forces and former rebels, a month after deadly violence which threatened a fragile peace accord, local authorities said Tuesday.

Sudan rebel groups sign AU-brokered peace roadmap

Sudan rebel groups sign AU-brokered peace roadmap Tue, 09 Aug, 2016

 Prominent Sudanese rebel groups said Tuesday they have signed a roadmap brokered by African Union mediators to end deadly conflicts in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions.

Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks

Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.
ANC battered at South Africa local elections

ANC battered at South Africa local elections Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

 The African National Congress (ANC) reeled from bruising local election results Friday as South African voters drift away from the celebrated party that led the anti-apartheid struggle.
UN Security Council weighs trip to Sudan, South Sudan

UN Security Council weighs trip to Sudan, South Sudan Tue, 02 Aug, 2016

The UN Security Council is considering a visit this month to Sudan and South Sudan to push for a return to peace efforts after a flare up of violence in Juba, the council president said Monday.
U.S. warplanes launch bombing campaign on Islamic State in Libya

U.S. warplanes launch bombing campaign on Islamic State in Libya Mon, 01 Aug, 2016

U.S. planes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, responding to the U.N.-backed government's request to help push the militants from their former stronghold in the city of Sirte.
Tens of thousands rally to support Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Tens of thousands rally to support Zimbabwe's Mugabe Wed, 20 Jul, 2016

Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Wednesday to show their support for 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe in the capital, Harare.
Ugandan army enters South Sudan to evacuate citzens

Ugandan army enters South Sudan to evacuate citzens Fri, 15 Jul, 2016

A heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy crossed into South Sudan on Thursday to evacuate citizens trapped in the capital Juba as fears persist that days of fierce fighting might reignite despite a ceasefire.
Suspected Islamist recruiter kills four at Kenyan police station

Suspected Islamist recruiter kills four at Kenyan police station Thu, 14 Jul, 2016

A suspected recruiter for Somalia's al Shabaab militant group being held in a west Kenyan police station shot dead at least four officers there on Thursday after snatching a weapon from a guard, an officer said.The incident took place at Kapenguria police station in a region near the Ugandan border.
Ceasefire declared after fierce fighting in South Sudan

Ceasefire declared after fierce fighting in South Sudan Mon, 11 Jul, 2016

South Sudan's president ordered a ceasefire Monday after a new day of heavy fighting in the capital Juba that sent thousands of people fleeing and threatened a return to civil war.
South Sudan peace deal in tatters as fierce fighting erupts in Juba

South Sudan peace deal in tatters as fierce fighting erupts in Juba Mon, 11 Jul, 2016

Heavy fighting resumed in South Sudan's capital Juba on Monday despite international calls for calm after deadly gun battles sent thousands of people fleeing and threatened the young nation's shaky peace deal.
Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital Sun, 10 Jul, 2016

Thousands fled renewed heavy fighting in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire in several parts of the cit
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