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Death toll from Equatorial Guinea explosions rises to 98

The death toll from a series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea rose by dozens to at least 98 killed after more bodies were recovered, the government said Tuesday.The blasts on Sunday in the Mondong Nkuantoma...

Series of explosions in Bata, Equatorial Guinea claims 20

At least 300 people have been injured and about 20 persons have died in a series of explosions in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, the country's health ministry says.Images on social media showed a huge plume of smoke hanging over the...

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 soldiers on a village where they raped at least 20 women.The raid on Ebam in the Anglophone South-West region, an...

Amnesty int’l say over 14 killed at religious site in CAR

Amnesty int'l report that came out Thursday says at least 14 people have been killed at a religious site in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid clashes between armed groups and security forces.Following the analysis of satellite images, testimonies...

Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capital

Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after intense fighting on outskirts of Bangui, officials said.The rebels are protesting the re-election on Dec. 27 of President Faustin-Archange Touadera. Following...

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...

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...

Gabon MPs approve change to fill void if president incapacitated

Gabon parliament has approved constitutional changes to fill a legal void if the president becomes incapacitated and grant heads of state immunity after they leave office.The question of a constitutional vacuum became a crunch issue in the central African...

Violence shut 800 polling stations in Central Africa Rep

More than 14% of polling stations in the Central African Republic failed to operate during Sunday’s presidential and legislative election due to armed rebels who attacked voters and barred electoral staff, the electoral commission said on Monday.Around 800 out...

Rwanda bolsters force in Central Africa rep. pushing back rebels

Rwanda has deployed what it called a "protection force" to the Central African Republic after its peacekeepers there were attacked by rebels advancing to the capital, Bangui.The Rwandan and CAR governments have accused ex-President François Bozizé of backing the...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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