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3 ex-Ivory Coast rebels killed in clashes with police in Bouake

Three demobilised ex-rebel fighters were killed in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city of Bouake on Tuesday, as they clashed with police attempting to end their protest over bonus payments, the Interior Ministry and a spokesman for the fighters said. The ministry...

More people flee homes due to conflicts in Congo than in Syria and Iraq

While the whole world media and governments are fixated with the conflict in Syria. A Norwegian aid group working in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that, conflict has forced at least 1.5 million people to flee their homes within...

Gambian government seize properties, bank accounts linked to ex president jammeh

Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler's wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of...

Protesters in Tunisia close second oil pump station according to reports

Tunisian security forces fired tear gas on Monday to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to take over a gas pumping station, as weeks of unrest over jobs and funding in the country's southern provinces escalated into violence. Protesters briefly forced...

Over 141 killed in surprise attack on southern Libya airbase

An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesman for his forces said on Friday. Members of the Third Force militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of...

Thousands flee latest fighting in Central Africa

Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20,000 people have fled to a nearby U.N. peacekeeping base, authorities said Friday. Concerns are mounting that sectarian violence is again spiraling out...

Red Cross says needs $92m for humanitarian aid to Somalia

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday appealed for 92 million U.S. dollars to alleviate the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Somalia. ICRC Global Director of Operations Dominik Stillhart told a media briefing in Nairobi that up to...

More than 70 escape from Congo prison this week

More than 70 inmates broke out of a prison in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, a local activist and a national deputy said, two days after thousands escaped from the capital's main penitentiary. Prison breaks are relatively common...

Angola opposition demands answers after report of dos Santos’ hospitalization in Spain

Angola's opposition called on the government on Friday to reveal the state of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' health amid reports that Africa's second-longest ruler is seriously ill at a hospital in Spain. The 74-year-old dos Santos, who has run...

Ghana condemns racist acts against Ghana star Sulley Muntari in Italy

Ghana's deputy sports minister Pius Hadzide on Friday condemned the racist attack on former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari who plays for Pescara in the Italian Serie A, calling on the Italian FA to take firm unbiased and fair...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...
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