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Over 100 people killed in attack in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region

Gunmen killed more than 100 people in a dawn attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on Wednesday, the human rights commission said, as residents described fleeing the latest deadly assault in an area bedevilled by ethnic violence.The...

Israel and Sudan reach deal to normalize ties

ReutersIsrael and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two...

Court convicts 2 men for roles in 2013 Kenya shopping mall attack

AFPA Kenyan court found two men guilty on Wednesday for their part in aiding Al-Shabaab gunmen who attacked the Westgate mall in Nairobi in 2013, killing 67 people.After a trial that began in January 2014, Magistrate Francis Andayi found...

Police clash with protesters as Mali post-coup transition talk begins

Police fired tear gas to disperse campaigners for civilian rule before substantive talks over Mali’s political future began in Bamako on Thursday.This was a sign of a deepening rift over who should lead the post-coup transitional government.About 100 supporters...

Libyan forces aligned with Tripoli gov’t capture key air base

Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised government took control of an air base south-west of Tripoli on Monday after a sustained assault, in what could be their most significant advance for nearly a year.Watiya air base, 125 km (80...

Tanzania opposition MPs to boycott sitting after 3 MPs deaths

Tanzania's leading opposition party has called for a suspension of Parliament after three legislators died of unknown causes in the past 11 days.Freeman Mbowe, chairperson of the opposition Chadema party, has repeatedly accused the government of covering up the...

Fmr Liberian security forces commander under Charles Taylor deported from US

A member of former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s security forces has been deported from the United States back to Liberia, US immigration enforcement officials said.Alexander Mentol Zinnah, 56, had been living in Minnesota. Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs...

China willing to study African debt relief with intl community

China said on Monday it is aware of calls for a debt relief program for African countries, and is willing to study the possibility with the international community.China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the comments via a fax sent...

Chad makes a U-turn say committed to regional anti-Islamist fight

Chad's government says its army will continue to participate in joint military operations against militant jihadist groups across the region, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.A statement from the foreign ministry came two days after Chad's President, Idriss...

Quarantined S/African woman takes her life in Kenya

A 27-year-old South African woman, who had been placed on a 14-day mandatory quarantine was on Friday morning found dead in her room in apparent suicide reports Daily NationHealth workers found her dead at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute...
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Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...
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