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7,000 South Sudanese refugees registered in DR Congo

Some 7,000 refugees arriving from war-torn South Sudan were registered in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, a local official said. "Seven thousand people have crossed the South Sudanese border at Dungu towards the Democratic Republic of Congo,"...

Eastern Africa to face harsh effects of EL NINO rains this year

A report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says 300,000 people have been displaced in the entire eastern Africa region. The report, on the effects of the El Niño phenomena in the Horn of...

Garissa university, Kenya reopens nine months after massacre

A university in northeastern Kenya where at least 148 people were killed in an attack by Islamist gunmen last April, was officially reopened Monday with students due to return next week. The high-profile assault on Garissa University College on...

Suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu leaves 3 persons injured

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring three people, police and witnesses said. The attack targeted the Village Restaurant, an eatery in the south of the city popular with journalists...

Grenade attack kills two in Ethiopia university

On the eve of the new year, a hand grenade attack killed two students and injured six in a university in southern Ethiopia, police said, the second such attack in the country in three weeks. An attacker or attackers hurled...

Joseph Kabila pardons Congo separatists in national unity bid

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has pardoned nine members of a separatist movement as he pursues a policy of national dialogue ahead of elections later this year, according to state television.The nine members of the Bundu Dia...

Kagame tells Rwanda that he will run for a third term in 2017

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday he would run for a third term in line with a constitution amendment which won overwhelming backing in a referendum last month."You have asked me to lead the country after 2017. Given the...

Police say one dead, several injured in Burundi grenade attacks

At least one person was killed and a dozen injured in a series of grenade attacks early Friday in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, police and official sources said. The violence put an end to three weeks of relative calm after December...
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Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the...
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Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...

Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending...