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Boko Haram kill 14 civilians in Cameroon

Boko Haram militants have killed 14 people in an overnight attack in Mozogo, a town located in Cameroon's Northern region, hotbed of the militants' attacks.The jihadist group has in recent days staged several attacks in the same region despite...

Two Children and a woman drown after boat capsizes on Lake Kivu

At least two children and a woman have drowned after a passenger boat capsized on Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, regional government spokesman Claude Basila has been quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.A total...

US treasury chief, Mnuchin visits Sudan

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrived in Sudan Wednesday, the first visit by a senior American official since President Donald Trump’s administration removed the African country from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.Mnuchin landed in Khartoum’s international airport,...

Six killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

Six people, including two fighters from a Burkinabe civilian volunteer force, were killed in a suspected militant attack in the Nord Region on Monday.Local officials cited by AFP said around 100 gunmen raided Loumbila village that is near the...

France denies dropping bombs on a Mali wedding party

Reports from Mali say more than 20 people, including children, were killed when an airstrike hit a wedding party in a remote village at the weekend.Residents of Bounti, in the central Mopti region, said a helicopter opened fire on...

Rescue ship with 265 migrants anchors off Italy

A Spanish-flagged rescue ship - the Open Arms vessel with 265 rescued migrants aboard to anchor off Sicily on Monday, after being cleared by Italian port officials.The Open Arms vessel had brought the migrants safely aboard in separate rescues...

Global Igbo leaders wants Ohaneze election postponed, call for caretaker committee

The Global Igbo Leaders held a virtual Emergency meeting via zoom on 3rd January 2021, to review the impact of Covid-19 and coming Ohaneze election and sent a 5-point communique to the following:Ime Obi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo - President General...

Central Africa rebels storm town ahead of election results

Central Africa rebels attacked and partially occupied a diamond-mining town on Sunday, four security and humanitarian sources said, a day before authorities are due to declare results of the presidential election.At least five rebels were killed and two army soldiers...

Al Qaeda group says behind killing of 3 French soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda North Africa wing has said it was responsible for the killing of three French soldiers in Mali, jihadist monitoring organisation SITE Intel reported on Saturday.The soldiers, who were taking part in France’s Barkhane military operations in Mali...

Suspected Jihadists slaughter over 70 in Niger rep.

At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist Jihadists in Niger, near the border zone with Mali, security sources said on Saturday.About 49 villagers were killed and 17 people wounded in the...
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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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