Frenchman and 3 Congolese hostages released in DRC

2017-05-28 19:54

A French man and three Congolese men have been released after being kidnapped in March from a Canadian mining company in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in March, says DRC's government.

Algerian minister sacked three days after appointment

2017-05-28 19:54

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked his tourism minister days after he was appointed to the post, the presidency has said, with one television channel claiming he had a criminal record.

French hostage freed in DRC

2017-05-28 18:06

A Frenchman who was abducted in early March in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the office of President Emmanuel Macron has announced.

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven

2017-05-28 15:57

The Libya connection in the Manchester concert bombing and to Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has highlighted how militant Islamic groups have taken advantage of Libya's lawlessness to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihad

Frustration and hope: Biafra 50 years on

2017-05-28 12:00

Nigeria set to mark 50 years since the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra plunged the country into a civil war, amid renewed tensions and fresh calls for a separate state.

A look at extremist attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christians

2017-05-28 12:00

An attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians in which masked militants opened fire on a bus south of Cairo, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozen others, sent shockwaves through the Copt community, increasingly targeted by the Islamic State group and affiliated militants.

4 ordered to trial in beating death of Somali cab driver

2017-05-28 09:50

Four men have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania in the beating death of a Somali immigrant cab driver in Pittsburgh

Pro-Haftar air force says took part in Egyptian raids

2017-05-27 20:56

The air force loyal to Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar has said it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts.

Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

2017-05-27 20:56

Scandinavian leaders have joined the chorus of world leaders condemning the attack on Coptic Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery south of Cairo that killed 29

Egypt FM says those behind Copt attack trained in Libya

2017-05-27 20:56

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry t,old his US counterpart Rex Tillerson that jihadists who attacked a Christian convoy had trained in Libyan militant camps, says a statement

ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack

2017-05-27 19:03

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on Coptic Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery south of Cairo that killed 29.


Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack

2017-05-28 18:06

Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror

Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS were 'martyrs'

2017-05-28 14:21

For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery

Libya jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia announces dissolution

2017-05-28 14:21

The Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to Al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and United States, has announced its "dissolution" in a communique published online .

Biafra: a painful chapter in Nigeria's history

2017-05-28 15:57

Fifty years ago, the Igbo people of southeast Nigeria seceded, declaring an independent Republic of Biafra and sparking a brutal civil war that left about one million people dead.

UK's Petrofac resumes Tunisia gas production

2017-05-28 09:50

British energy firm Petrofac has resumed production at gas plant in Tunisia after a stoppage that lasted several months, the company and a trade union have said.

Tunisia rescues 126 migrants who set off from Libya

2017-05-28 07:51

Tunisian security forces rescued 126 sub-Saharan migrants including seven pregnant women who had been trying to reach Europe from Libya, a Red Crescent official has said.

Morgue workers in Tanzania jailed for stealing drugs from corpse's stomach

2017-05-27 20:56

Tanzanian police have said that they had arrested two morgue employees in Dar es Salaam after they admitted to cutting open a dead man's corpse and stealing the drugs hidden in his stomach.

Burundi 'peace run' attracts 8 000, say organisers

2017-05-27 20:56

More than 8 000 people took part in a "Burundi Peace Run" through the capital Bujumbura, organisers have said, in a bid to show the country has overcome more than two years of political crisis.

G7 urged to douse Libyan inferno

2017-05-27 20:56

G7 nations including France and Britain came under pressure Saturday from Libya's neighbours to help put out the fires of a conflict that is already causing trouble further afield.

UN Security Council condemns Egypt bus attack

2017-05-27 19:03

The United Nations Security Council is condemning "in the strongest terms" the attack in Egypt on a bus carrying Coptic Christians that left at least 28 people dead and dozens injured.

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