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150 killed as South Sudan marks independence anniversary

150 killed as South Sudan marks independence anniversary Sat, 09 Jul, 2016

The streets of South Sudan's capital were charged with tension on Saturday, the nation's fifth independence anniversary, after an outbreak of heavy fighting on the eve left at least 150 soldiers dead.
French court jails two Rwandan mayors for life over genocide

French court jails two Rwandan mayors for life over genocide Wed, 06 Jul, 2016

In a landmark ruling, a Paris court jailed for life Wednesday two former Rwandan mayors accused of orchestrating the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide.
Surprise as Pistorius jailed for six years over girlfriend's murder

Surprise as Pistorius jailed for six years over girlfriend's murder Wed, 06 Jul, 2016

South African Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was sent back to jail for six years on Wednesday for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, less than half the 15 year minimum term sought by prosecutors.
UN beefs up Mali mission with 2,500 peacekeepers

UN beefs up Mali mission with 2,500 peacekeepers Wed, 29 Jun, 2016

The UN Security Council on Wednesday decided to send 2,500 extra peacekeepers to Mali, authorizing the force to take "all necessary means" to deter attacks in what has become the UN's deadliest mission.
69 million children to face early death by 2030

69 million children to face early death by 2030 Tue, 28 Jun, 2016

The number of children who do not attend school is rising, child marriage has not dropped in decades and millions of young children will die mostly preventable deaths by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed, UNICEF said in a bleak report issued on Tuesday.
Somalia minister among 11 killed in Mogadishu hotel attack

Somalia minister among 11 killed in Mogadishu hotel attack Sun, 26 Jun, 2016

A junior minister was among 11 people killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital, the foreign ministry said Sunday.
Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu

Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the center of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, police and the militant group said.
5,000 migrants rescued in wave of Med crossings

5,000 migrants rescued in wave of Med crossings Thu, 23 Jun, 2016

Some 5,000 migrants were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said, averting another potential high seas disaster.
Global migrant tide swells to record 65 million

Global migrant tide swells to record 65 million Mon, 20 Jun, 2016

The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday.
Bashir declares ceasefire in Blue Nile, South Kordofan

Bashir declares ceasefire in Blue Nile, South Kordofan Sat, 18 Jun, 2016

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has declared a four-month ceasefire in two states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where recent fighting between troops and rebels has left scores of casualties.
Ethiopia killed 'over 400' in protest crackdown: HRW

Ethiopia killed 'over 400' in protest crackdown: HRW Thu, 16 Jun, 2016

More than 400 people have been killed in Ethiopia since November in a crackdown on anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, but the government immediately dismissed the claims.
'Several dead' as army clashes with rebels in DR Congo

'Several dead' as army clashes with rebels in DR Congo Thu, 16 Jun, 2016

Several people were killed in clashes between the army and former rebels at a military base in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.
34 migrants, including 20 children, found dead in Niger desert

34 migrants, including 20 children, found dead in Niger desert Thu, 16 Jun, 2016

The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, who were abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach neighbouring Algeria were found in the Niger desert last week, authorities said.
Ethiopia warns Eritrea after border clash

Ethiopia warns Eritrea after border clash Tue, 14 Jun, 2016

Arch-rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea traded blame Tuesday for one of the fiercest border clashes since a 1998-2000 war, with Addis Ababa warning any further conflict is "up to Asmara."
Libyan forces 'retake port' in jihadist bastion Sirte

Libyan forces 'retake port' in jihadist bastion Sirte Sat, 11 Jun, 2016

Forces allied with Libya's unity government said Saturday they had recaptured the port in the jihadist stronghold of Sirte from Islamic State group fighters who are now surrounded inside the city.
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