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Boko Haram kills 13 villagers in attack in NE Nigeria

2015-08-03 07:29

Boko Haram fighters have killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno state, witnesses say.

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

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Despite persistent human rights concerns, the US has resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago.

Egypt president signs elections law

2015-08-02 22:30

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed into law election-related legislation, opening the way to setting a date for long-delayed parliamentary polls.

Kerry assures Iran deal makes Mideast safer

2015-08-02 20:18

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to assure Middle East allies that the Iran nuclear deal will make them safer.

UN warns of CAR humanitarian crisis

2015-08-02 18:46

Activities cannot be continued till the end of year without immediate action to boost aid to the Central African Republic Ocha says.

Burundi in crisis as top general assassinated

2015-08-02 13:38

A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza has been killed in an ambush on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses say.

Corruption in Kenya 'worse than ever'

2015-08-02 10:25

Corruption in Kenya is sliding out of control, veteran anti-corruption activist and whistle-blower John Githongo has warned in an interview following a scathing audit of government finances.

Egypt says militant leader killed in shootout

2015-08-01 18:32

Egyptian armed forces have killed a leading member of the country's Islamic State affiliate in a shootout outside his North Sinai home, the army spokesman said in a statement.

Nigeria attacks kill 16 as force chief promises to crush Boko Haram

2015-08-01 10:01

A female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen have killed at least 16 people in Nigeria as the commander of a new multinational force tasked with fighting the Islamists pledged to crush the insurgency "very soon".

Cameroon deports 2 000 Nigerians in fight against Boko Haram

2015-08-01 14:07

Cameroon has deported more than 2 000 Nigerians who were living in the country illegally as part of new security measures intended to prevent suicide attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, sources say.

 

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital

2015-08-03 08:58

One United Nations peacekeeper has been killed and eight others have been injured in Central African Republic’s capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, the UN says.

Nigerian army frees 178 Boko Haram hostages

2015-08-03 06:02

The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram, including more than 100 children, following a series of deadly attacks.

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

2015-08-02 20:18

South Sudan has become the Olympic movement's 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken African nation crossed the final hurdle to competing at next year's Rio Olympics.

Five killed in clashes near oil port in Libya - medics

2015-08-02 14:23

Five people have been killed and 12 wounded during clashes in eastern Libya between forces loyal to its internationally recognised government and Islamist groups, medics say.

Kerry to meet Egypt's Sisi to relaunch strategic talks

2015-08-02 12:02

US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo to relaunch strategic talks, on a regional mini-tour to sell the Iran nuclear deal to sceptical allies.

Benin sends 800 troops to fight Boko Haram

2015-08-02 08:14

Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi has announced he will send 800 troops to join a new multinational force tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants.

South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

2015-08-01 16:09

Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food.

7 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with ISIS

2015-08-01 07:08

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed after Islamic State militants stormed a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to the official government, military officials say.

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 22:12

Burundi's re-elected President Pierre Nkurunziza is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

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