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Fifty dead as Boko Haram bombard Lake Chad area

Posted by on 11/10/2015
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Fifty dead as Boko Haram bombard Lake Chad area

Fifty dead as Boko Haram bombard Lake Chad area

YAOUNDÉ: Twin suicide blasts yesterday killed at least nine people in far northern Cameroon, a day after 41 died in triple explosions in Chad that were blamed on Boko Haram. Both nations are part of the coalition that has been fighting the jihadists, which in recent months have been launching bloody assaults well beyond their […]

First asylum seekers leave under EU relocation plan – Scheme to ease burden of migrant crisis

Posted by on 09/10/2015
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First asylum seekers leave under EU relocation plan – Scheme to ease burden of migrant crisis

First asylum seekers leave under EU relocation plan – Scheme to ease burden of migrant crisis

ROME: A small group of Eritreans left Italy for Sweden yesterday, the first contingent of asylum seekers to be relocated under a much-contested European Union scheme to ease the burden of the migration crisis on frontline countries. Grinning shyly before the media, 19 young Eritreans-five women and 14 men-waved and blew kisses as they boarded […]

Boko Haram suspected after 14 killed in Nigeria blasts

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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Boko Haram suspected after 14 killed in Nigeria blasts

Boko Haram suspected after 14 killed in Nigeria blasts

LAGOS: At least 14 people were killed in three separate suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria yesterday, with suspicion falling on radical Islamist group Boko Haram after a string of similar strikes in recent months. The triple blasts in the Yobe state capital, Damaturu, came after the militants this week claimed to have carried out […]

11 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Posted by on 06/10/2015
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Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning

Posted by on 06/10/2015
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Adoption or trafficking? Fears grow for Uganda’s ‘orphans’

Posted by on 05/10/2015
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18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Abuja – Bomb blasts carried out by two suicide bombers

Posted by on 03/10/2015
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18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Abuja – Bomb blasts carried out by two suicide bombers

18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Abuja – Bomb blasts carried out by two suicide bombers

ABUJA: Two explosions that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja have left at least 18 people dead and 41 wounded, the National Emergency Management Agency said yesterday. “The death toll is now 18 because three people died in the hospitals this morning while 41 others were injured and are receiving treatment in the […]

Former Congo VP, aides tried at ICC on bribery charges

Posted by on 29/09/2015
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Former Congo VP, aides tried at ICC on bribery charges

Former Congo VP, aides tried at ICC on bribery charges

THE HAGUE: Congolese former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close associates went on trial at the International Criminal Court yesterday on charges of bribing witnesses. Prosecutors accuse ex-rebel leader Bemba, 52, of masterminding a network from his prison cell at the ICC’s Hague-based detention unit, to bribe at least 14 defence witnesses to give false […]

Women held as sex slaves in South Sudan ‘rape camps’

Posted by on 28/09/2015
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54 die as Boko Haram hits northeastern Nigeria city – Attacks target worshippers, football fans

Posted by on 21/09/2015
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Special investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response – ‘We’ve already seen what the old leadership at WHO has been able to do’

Posted by on 21/09/2015
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Rwanda: Tourists marvel at gorillas whose numbers are rising

Posted by on 16/09/2015
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