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Congolese forces kill 25 Islamist rebels in eastern offensive

Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region also struggling with an Ebola outbreak.Seven soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo had also...

UN experts say Libya airstrike likely tied to Haftar allies

UN experts say it is “highly probable” that a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya was carried out by a fighter jet operated by a government supporting Khalifa Haftar, who launched an offensive in April seeking...

Ecowas forces newly appointed Guinea-Bissau PM to resign

Guinea-Bissau’s newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation on Friday after an ultimatum was given by West African regional bloc ECOWAS, the president said.President Jose Mario Vaz named Imbali prime minister last week but his...

Burkina Faso mining convoy ambush survivor describes ordeal, say death toll over 100

Survivors of a deadly attack on a mining company convoy in Burkina Faso have spoken to Reuters news agency about the ordeal.Five buses carrying staff of Canadian firm Semafo were ambushed on Wednesday about 40km (24 miles) from the eastern...

Zimbabwe government sacks 211 striking public sector doctors

Zimbabwe on Friday fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.The doctors were dismissed after disciplinary hearings held in their absence,...

USA president Donald Trump offers ‘to open Ethiopia’s controversial dam’

US President Donald Trump has told ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that he would "cut the ribbon" at the inauguration of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when it is completed, an Ethiopian minister says.Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister...

US ‘disappointed’ in postponement of South Sudan peace government

The US has said it is disappointed at the failure of South Sudan's leaders to agree to form a power-sharing government.The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, questioned whether President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek...

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30-year jail term

The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.Ntaganda, 46, was found guilty in July on 18 charges of war crimes...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan commit to resolving Nile dam dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have said they will continue trying to resolve a conflict over plans for a massive Ethiopian-run dam along the river Nile, a project that has raised concerns about shortages of drinking water in Sudan and...

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda set for sentencing at ICC

International Criminal Court Judges will on Thursday sentence Congolese rebel chief Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda after he was convicted earlier this year of war crimes and sexual slavery.Ntaganda faces life in prison for a litany of crimes including directing massacres...
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Amnesty international says counted 70 killed in Guinea protests

At least 70 people have been killed at protests in Guinea in the last four years, according to a...
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BRICS nations to consider adding countries to development bank

Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase...

Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished...

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend...