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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack on a remote road in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the director of a local hospital said on Friday.The attack...

Three French nationals, 3 Malagasy held in plot to kill Madagascar president

Three persons with French citizenship are among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill Madagascar’s president, the Indian Ocean island’s public security minister said, and a second official said the president’s security had been...

Rwandan forces fighting jihadists in Mozambique kill scores

Rwandan forces deployed to help contain an Islamist insurgency have killed at least 30 jihadists, security officials in Mozambique say.They said the troops were patrolling a forest near the northern port town of Palma when they encountered the militants.About...

Tigray rebels claim success in neighbouring Afar region

A senior Tigray People's Liberation Front commander in Ethiopia says TPLF forces have scored what he described as a major victory in the neighbouring Afar region.He told the BBC that the rebels were also fighting troops allied to the...

Thousands gather in Addis Ababa to show support for Ethiopia army

Thousands are gathering in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa at Meskel Square to demonstrate in support of the army.The national army has clashed with fighters loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for months.Those supporting the army are blaming...

Over 200 migrants break from Morocco into Spanish enclave

The Spanish authorities said more than 200 migrants managed to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco earlier on Thursday.Three hundred migrants had tried to climb the border fence and 238 of them made it into the Spanish...

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma given leave from jail to attend brother’s funeral

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be allowed to leave prison Thursday to attend his brother’s funeral.Zuma will be permitted to wear civilian clothes at the funeral and afterwards will return to the Estcourt prison in eastern South...

Seventeen migrants drown, over 300 rescued off Tunisian coast

At least 17 migrants from Bangladesh drowned and more than 300 were rescued by Tunisian and Libyan naval units after their boat sank in the Mediterranean, according to aid groups Thursday.Survivors said all those who died had been in...

15-year-old Kenyan Albino student tells BBC how she was denied entry to 5 schools

A 15-year-old albino student has told the BBC about her struggles to find a place at a secondary school in Kenya.Despite her top grades, five schools rejected Winnie Jelimo.One school openly said they wouldn't give her a place because...

Tanzanian opposition leader, Freeman Mbowe arrested

Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe has been arrested, his Chadema party says.He was in his hotel room on Tuesday night in Mwanza, in the north-western region where he was attending party meetings, when he was detained.Officials from Tanzania's main...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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