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British jihadist Thomas Evans killed in Kenya – Two soldiers, 15 Shebab militants killed in shootout

South Africa bans Sudan President from leaving over arrest warrant – ‘Our human rights reputation is at stake’

Nigeria’s leader meets peers to hammer out Boko Haram force – Boko Haram threat – Buhari’s biggest priority

ABUJA: New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met his regional counterparts in Abuja yesterday to set up a joint military force against Boko Haram, the latest sign of his intent to…

Under siege: Villagers in fear in Mali bandit country

BINTAGOUNGOU: Only the poor, old and sick have stuck around, holed up at home, trembling at the slightest noise, in the once-thriving Malian settlement of Bintagoungou, now little more than…

Central Africa’s diamonds come at high price in blood and sweat – Seleka, ‘anti-balaka’ militias battle for mines control

BODA: Barefoot, with sweat pouring down their naked chests, 50 men slave in the depths of the Central African forest digging for diamonds in a sandy pit half the size…

150 killed in Ghana petrol blast, floods

ACCRA: More than 150 people have died in a devastating petrol station blast during heavy flooding in Ghana's capital, prompting the nation's leader to call three days of national mourning…

Death toll from market blast in Nigeria’s northeast rises to 45

YOLA: The death toll from a suicide bombing at a market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Yola rose to 45 yesterday, authorities said. There was no claim of responsibility…

Once bustling border town in lockdown over Boko Haram

DIFFA: A soldier in fatigues furiously pedals his bicycle through the alleyways of Diffa, puffing away after the biggest town in southeast Niger banned motorcycles-vehicle of choice of jihadists. Situated…

‘Baby warehouses’ put African infants at risk

TEL AVIV: It is nap-time at Felizia’s daycare centre, a squalid street-level flat in Tel Aviv where loud pop music drowns out the miserable cries of dozens of children and…

Boko Haram raids two Nigeria towns

Ebola will strike again, warns expert scientist – ‘Epidemic will return, we need to be prepared’

Buhari sworn in as Nigeria president – Historic win faces ‘enormous challenges’ ahead

ABUJA: Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria's new president on Friday, vowing to tackle the country's many problems "head on", including Boko Haram, at a ceremony rich with military…