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More than 1.1 billion people don't exist officially, says UN report

More than 1.1 billion people don't exist officially, says UN report

Among these "invisible people" - many of whom live primarily in Africa and Asia, says a UN report.

Oct 22, 2017, 09:31 AM IST
Somalia twin bomb explosions: 300 confirmed dead, toll likely to go up

Somalia twin bomb explosions: 300 confirmed dead, toll likely to go up

More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia’s deadliest attack in

Oct 16, 2017, 15:19 PM IST

Nigeria's Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

The announcement that due process was finally to begin was given a cautious welcome but a ban on media access will likely raise concerns about transparency.

Sep 29, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

At least 3 peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN

At least three UN peacekeepers were killed today during an attack on their convoy in Mali, the UN mission to the conflict-torn country said, without specifying their nationality.

Sep 24, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

Kenyan election delayed to October 26: Polls commission

The decision comes a day after the Supreme Court issued a detailed judgement lambasting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for failing to properly conduct the election.

Sep 21, 2017, 22:19 PM IST
Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

The court was offering a detailed ruling as to why it annulled the Aug 8 election and ordered a fresh presidential vote within 60 days.

Sep 20, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

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

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