Tag: Africa

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staffFebruary 17, 2018

Drone strike kills 2 al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike in central Yemen killed two suspected al-Qaeda members on a motorbike including a local commander, a ...

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staffFebruary 17, 2018

Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria

A trio of suicide bombers detonated at a crowded fish market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people, police ...

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staffFebruary 15, 2018

18 new sexual abuse claims against UN peacekeepers in DRC

The United Nations said Wednesday it had registered 18 alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers and ...

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staffFebruary 14, 2018

South Africa police raid Zuma allies’ home

South Africa’s elite police unit has raided the home of a controversial business family linked to President Jacob Zuma, as ...

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staffFebruary 11, 2018

Boko Haram releases 13 hostages

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has freed 13 hostages, whose release was negotiated by authorities in conjunction with the International ...

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staffFebruary 9, 2018

85,000 displaced in 10 weeks of violence in Yemen

The UN said Friday that surging violence across Yemen had pushed some 85,000 people from their homes in the past ...

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staffFebruary 9, 2018

Explosion at mosque in Libyan city of Benghazi: residents

An explosion took place at a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, residents said. One person ...

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staffFebruary 2, 2018

90, mostly Pakistanis, believed dead in shipwreck off Libya

An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early ...

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staffJanuary 31, 2018

Egypt’s leader serves opposition parties with stern warning

Egypt’s president has given a thinly veiled but stern warning to opposition politicians calling for a boycott of presidential elections ...

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staffJanuary 30, 2018

UN to slap sanctions for hate speech in C. Africa

The U.N. Security Council Tuesday maintained an arms embargo on the Central African Republic and added incitement to hatred as ...