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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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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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