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Morocco security foils new Islamic State terror attack

Morocco's interior ministry announced on Friday the foiling of an Islamic State's (IS) terror attack, a new operation that shows the imminent threat the group poses to the country. Morocco has been targeted by terrorist groups. Terror attack in...

9 Kenyan soldiers killed, 15 injured in al-Shabaab attack

Kenya's military confirmed Friday that nine of its personnel were killed and 15 others were injured in the dawn al-Shabaab attack in southern Somalia town of Kolbiyow. Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman Col. Paul Njuguna said over 70 Al-Shabaab...

Nearly 2 million in Nigeria North-East at the risk of starvation

Around 1.8 million people are at risk of starvation in northeast Nigeria, victims of an Islamist insurgency that is undermining efforts by the World Food Programme (WFP) to ferry in aid, it said on Friday. The Boko Haram insurgency...

Authorities in Mali arrests two suspects in planned terror attack

Malian officials said Friday two suspected jihadists have been arrested after they planned to stage a suicide attack in the capital Bamako during the France-Africa summit earlier this month. "In two separate operations in Bamako on Thursday, Malian special...

British court strike down move to sue shell in London over Niger Delta oil spills

Britain's high court ruled on Thursday that two groups of Nigerian villagers cannot pursue in U.K. courts a case against Royal Dutch Shell over oil spill allegations in Nigeria. Had the High Court ruled in favour of the two...

Islamic militants lose ground to Haftar men in Benghazi

Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants. Haftar's self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) "liberated all of Qanfouda", an...

UK court to rule in case brought against Shell Nigeria by a Niger Delta community

More than 40,000 Nigerians will on Thursday discover if London's High Court can rule on their pollution claims against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell over spills in the Niger Delta. Lawyers for the claimants are demanding action from Shell to...

Somalia goes to poll February 8, to elect new president

Somalia will hold its presidential election on February 8, its electoral commission said Wednesday, after months of delays in a tortuous process for the conflict-torn country. Candidates will have until January 29 to register, the commission said in a...

President Adama Barrow set to return to Gambia, Thursday

President Adama Barrow is set to return to The Gambia on Thursday after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh finally quit power under threat of a military intervention, west African political sources said. A source close to the Senegalese presidency and...

Congo’s Catholic church warns deal for Kabila to step down risk falling apart

A deal struck last month requiring Congo President Joseph Kabila to step down after elections this year risks unraveling if politicians do not quickly reach compromises on implementing the accord, Catholic bishops mediating the talks said on Monday. The...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

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Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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