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Monthly Archives: June, 2017

Al Qaeda’s Mali affiliate claims it carried out tourist resort attack that killed 4

An al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for an attack on a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside the Malian capital Bamako in which four people were killed, the U.S. SITE monitoring group said on Monday. The monitoring group...

Authorities in DR Congo rejects U.N.-led Kasai investigation

Democratic Republic of Congo's justice minister said on Monday that his government would not admit an independent investigation into violence in its Kasai region which has been called for by a top U.N. human rights official. The U.N. Human Rights...

Female suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria’s Borno state

Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, birthplace of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, police said on Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. But the use...

Nearly 130 migrants die in Mediterranean after ship motor got stolen

More than 120 migrants are feared to have died at the weekend when the motor of their boat was stolen, causing it to sink, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, citing testimony from survivors brought to Italy. Two Sudanese...

UN condemns attack on peacekeeping mission in Mali

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned attacks against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) that killed three peacekeepers. In a statement issued by his spokesman, the UN chief said that Thursday's attacks targeting UN peacekeepers...

Urgent Action Fund-Africa redefines women rights defenders through rapid response grant making

Urgent Action Fund-Africa's grant making model enables women’s human rights defenders and organisations to act quickly, take advantage of unexpected opportunities, mitigate threats, and prevent backsliding in their ongoing work to advance women’s human rights. The organisation is rapidly...

91 Burundian nationals expelled from Rwanda

At least 91 Burundian nationals were expelled by Rwandan authorities on Thursday and were welcomed at Gasenyi on the Rwanda-Burundi border post, said a Burundian official on Friday. "91 Burundian nationals were yesterday (Thursday) expelled by Rwandan authorities, accusing them...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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