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Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

The UN children's fund said last month that 83 children had been used as suicide bombers this year, four times as many as in all of 2016.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo: Officials

Around 36,000 are in DR Congo, mainly in the overcrowded camp of Lusenda, in the east, or several transit camps.

Sep 16, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize: Emergency services

NEMA coordinator Suleiman Mohammed Karim said the accident happened in a remote area of Kebbi state on Wednesday morning.  

Sep 15, 2017, 21:55 PM IST

UN trying to improve 'terrible' migrant detention conditions in Libya

Until recently, Libya had been a major launching off point for migrants, most of them from African countries, trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

Sep 14, 2017, 13:43 PM IST

Curfew in SE Nigeria after pro-Biafra, army clashes

A three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in southeast Nigeria due to mounting tensions between pro-Biafra supporters and the military.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe says model attacked her with knife

Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe says model attacked her with knife

The statement said Grace Mugabe, 52 and a contender to replace her 93-year-old husband as Zimbabwe`s President, was thinking about filing attempted murder charges.

Sep 11, 2017, 18:14 PM IST

Suicide bomber hits central Somalia town, kills 4

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber blew himself up near a government office in a central Somali town on Sunday, killing at least four people.

Sep 10, 2017, 19:57 PM IST

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills seven in attack on displaced camp

The attack on Friday evening in Ngala, near the border with Cameroon, came as two people were killed in an explosion outside another camp in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Central African Republic risks return to major conflict: UN report

Deadly ethnic fighting in Central African Republic could descend into a much larger-scale conflict if nothing is done to disarm combatants and defuse tensions, a UN report said on Friday.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:30 PM IST

Suspected militants kill 2 police in attack on Kenyan church

Kenya's police say two officers were killed when gunmen attacked them at a church they were guarding by Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:02 PM IST

Al Shabaab says kills 26 soldiers in attack on base near Kismayu

Al Shabaab said it killed 26 Somali soldiers early on Sunday when the militants attacked a military base in a village near the port city of Kismayu. 

Sep 03, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

35 Egyptian pilgrims die during Haj pilgrimage

The pilgrimage started on August 31, with more than two million pilgrims, including 1.8 million foreigners, expected to participate.

Sep 03, 2017, 10:41 AM IST

Kenya media hail `bombshell` court ruling to annul vote

Kenya`s press on Saturday praised the Supreme Court decision to annul last month`s presidential poll as a hard-fought victory for the rule of law, and sign of a maturing democracy.

Sep 02, 2017, 14:50 PM IST
Kenyan court scraps presidential vote, Uhuru Kenyatta calls for calm

Kenyan court scraps presidential vote, Uhuru Kenyatta calls for calm

Kenya, a US ally in the fight against Islamists and a trade gateway to East Africa, has a history of disputed votes.

Sep 02, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

African, EU leaders meet on migrant crisis

Some 125,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean by boat this year, according to UN figures, with the vast majority arriving in Italy before travelling on to other EU members. An estimated 2,400

Aug 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.

Aug 28, 2017, 15:32 PM IST
Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

"It may well be over 1,000 Sierra Leoneans we are mourning now. But why should about 1,000 of our compatriots' lives end tragically like this?" Temple said.  

Aug 28, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Al Qaeda says senior commander in Somalia al Shabaab affiliate killed

A senior commander in al Shabaab, Somalia`s al Qaeda-affiliated Islamist rebels, was killed last month in a US airstrike, the group said on Saturday in an online statement.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

Egypt criticises US decision to cut aid as Kushner visits

Egyptian media however quoted President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi`s spokesman Alaa Youssef as saying the president would meet the delegation.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:24 PM IST

Mudslide at Guinea rubbish dump kills at least eight

The threat of deadly landslides is growing in west and central Africa as rainfall, deforestation and urban populations rise, experts say.

Aug 22, 2017, 23:06 PM IST

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