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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

Over a dozen Boko Haram collaborators jailed in Senegal

Senegal’s criminal court has sentenced more than a dozen people to up to 20 years in prison for financing extremism and other offenses in a rare mass trial of suspected jihadists. Thirty-one people were tried after being arrested in 2015...

Burkina Faso arrests 60 jihadists near Mali, Niger border

Burkina Faso’s army says its counter-terror forces have captured some 60 extremists along the border with Mali and Niger during operations conducted since July 8. The military said Thursday its forces also dismantled several extremist bases and seized explosives. The border...

South Sudan parties fail to agree on power-sharing deal

The South Sudanese warring parties meeting in Khartoum on Wednesday failed to agree to a power-sharing deal. South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei said the government agreed to create five vice president positions, including a first vice president, but opposition...

Liberian police commissioner flogs officer for affair with his fiancée

John Saah, the deputy commissioner and chief of public safety of the Liberia National Police (LNP), accused of authorizing the flogging of a Police Inspector Mark Kardamie for having extra-marital affairs with the commissioner's fiancée, has been charged and...

‘We will rule forever,’ Tanzania’s Magufuli boasts

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said his party will be "in power forever, for eternity", according to a report by news agency AFP. Mr Magufuli's comments were broadcast on radio on Monday evening, and come hot on the heels of...

Egypt approves new social media laws ‘to curb dissent’

Egypt's parliament has approved a tough new law to regulate social media, raising fears that it could curb dissent against President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's regime. The law states that social media users who have more than 5,000 followers could be...

Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves after two decades of war between the neighbours. The embassy inauguration caps Isaias's historic visit to the Ethiopian capital...

Eight migrants suffocate to death in a lorry container in Libya

Eight migrants, locked in an abandoned lorry container in Libya’s western city of Zuwara, have suffocated to death, according to officials there. Six children, one woman, and a young man spent their last moments trapped in the overcrowded container, breathing...

AFP says Nigeria army ‘wants to be sole news source’

The news agency AFP stands by its report that a second jihadist attack on Nigerian troops in as many days was even more deadly and included an army base being overrun. It adds that hundreds of troops are unaccounted for...

Tunisia’s president asks PM should quit if crisis persists

Tunisia’s president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country’s political and economic crisis continues, withdrawing his support for the premier, who has clashed with the president’s son. President...
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Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military...

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...
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