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Indonesia ombudsman finds rights violations in execution of Nigerian

The office of Indonesia's ombudsman has unearthed evidence of rights violations in the execution of a Nigerian drug convict last year, an official said on Friday. Humphrey Jefferson was still seeking clemency from President Joko Widodo at the time of...

Google CEO says google to train 10million Africans in online skills,

Alphabet's Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said Thursday. The U.S. technology giant also hopes to train 100,000...

Senegalese go to poll Sunday after heated legislative campaign

Senegal is wrapping up a heated campaign season ahead of Sunday’s legislative polls. Tear gas filled the air in Dakar’s city center this week as police dispersed an opposition demonstration called by former president Abdoulaye Wade to denounce the organization...

Cairo’s poor fight back against government relocation efforts

Egyptian authorities destroyed the houses of some of Cairo’s poorest last week in a grab for land rumoured to be slated for development by foreign investors. Residents waged a fierce battle to protect their homes. Inhabitants of an underdeveloped island...

Italy to deploy ships in Libyan waters to stem illegal immigration

Italy intends to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August to combat human trafficking and stem a huge influx of immigrants, a government source said on Thursday. A mission plan should be brought to the Cabinet...

Over 30 die in failed bid to rescue abducted oil team in northeast Nigeria

Not less than 30 people including civilians and members of the military have died after an attempted rescue of an oil exploration team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria, officials told Reuters on Thursday. The team searching...

2 peacekeepers killed as German military helicopter crashes in Mali

A German military helicopter assigned to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali crashed in the West African nation's desert north on Wednesday, killing the two crew members, the German military said. The Tiger helicopter crashed around midday about 70 km...

Wanted Congo warlord Sheka, surrenders to UN forces

One of Democratic Republic of Congo's most notorious warlords, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for alleged crimes against humanity, surrendered to U.N. peacekeepers on Wednesday, the U.N. mission in Congo (MONUSCO) said. Sheka's militia, Mai-Mai Sheka, is one of a patchwork...

Rwanda raises stake to high-end tourist market

Nicaraguan singer Hernaldo Zuniga brought his entire family to trek through the lush forests and mist-shrouded volcanoes of northwestern Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas. He described their encounter with the critically endangered primates as "an almost spiritual" experience, and...

Malaysia parliamentarian says denying husbands sex is a form of abuse

A Malaysian lawmaker on Wednesday said that women who deny their husbands sex were subjecting them to "psychological and emotional abuse". Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh, a Muslim MP from the ruling coalition, said during a parliamentary debate on domestic violence...
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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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