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France denies dropping bombs on a Mali wedding party

Reports from Mali say more than 20 people, including children, were killed when an airstrike hit a wedding party in a remote village at the weekend.Residents of Bounti, in the central Mopti region, said a helicopter opened fire on...

Rescue ship with 265 migrants anchors off Italy

A Spanish-flagged rescue ship - the Open Arms vessel with 265 rescued migrants aboard to anchor off Sicily on Monday, after being cleared by Italian port officials.The Open Arms vessel had brought the migrants safely aboard in separate rescues...

Global Igbo leaders wants Ohaneze election postponed, call for caretaker committee

The Global Igbo Leaders held a virtual Emergency meeting via zoom on 3rd January 2021, to review the impact of Covid-19 and coming Ohaneze election and sent a 5-point communique to the following:Ime Obi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo - President General...

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...

Al Qaeda group says behind killing of 3 French soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda North Africa wing has said it was responsible for the killing of three French soldiers in Mali, jihadist monitoring organisation SITE Intel reported on Saturday.The soldiers, who were taking part in France’s Barkhane military operations in Mali...

Suspected Jihadists slaughter over 70 in Niger rep.

At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist Jihadists in Niger, near the border zone with Mali, security sources said on Saturday.About 49 villagers were killed and 17 people wounded in the...

Suicide bombing targeting Turks kills 5 in Mogadishu

An early morning suicide bombing near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, Turkish and Somali officials said.The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a post by its Shahada News...

Ethiopia rights body says over 76 killed by security forces after Haacaaluu death

Ethiopia state-appointed human rights commission said on Friday that security forces killed at least 76 people and wounded nearly 200 during violent unrest in June and July that followed the killing of a popular singer.The commission also detailed brutality...

Obiozor will climax the death of Ohaneze if elected

Sir, as a stakeholder what is your views about the forthcoming election of Ohaneze?My views just like those of the majority of the stakeholders is for Ndigbo to insist on fairness, equity and the right things to be done...

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...
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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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