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ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  The International Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence in the West African nation in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Judges ordered the immediate release of the 73-year-old deposed strongman, the first …

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Hundreds injured in months of Algeria football violence

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | More than 300 people were injured in football-related violence during the first four months of Algeria’s football season, with hundreds arrested, police said on Sunday. Algeria has for years seen nearly weekly violence at football stadiums between supporters, while police and players have also been …

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Fighting over gold in Chad leaves dozens dead: sources

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Fighting between Chadian and Sudanese rebels at a remote goldmine in northern Chad has left dozens dead, local and rebel sources said Sunday. The fighting pitting Chadian rebels against a Sudanese group close to the N’Djamena government took place Saturday in the Kouri Bougoudi regions, …

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Sudan rights body condemns fatal shooting of protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s top human rights body on Friday condemned the killing “by bullets” of protesters during a wave of unrest and called on the authorities to bring those responsible to justice. The statement by Sudan’s National Human Rights Commission was the first acknowledgement by a state …

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12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said Friday. The west African country declared a state of emergency in several provinces at the end of …

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Deadly militia attacks in C.Africa ahead of president’s visit

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Militiamen killed two police officers Thursday in the Central African Republic town of Bambari ahead of a scheduled visit by the country’s president, the government said. The attack came a day after President Faustin-Archange Touadera announced a date for African Union-brokered peace talks …

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Sudan says 22 dead since start of protests as new demos called

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan for weeks have left 22 people dead, authorities said on Thursday, as rally organisers called for fresh demonstrations. Angry crowds have staged hundreds of protests against the regime of President Omar al-Bashir after a government decision last month to …

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Three dead after Sudan protest as crowds cheer Bashir at rival rally

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Three protesters died after police broke up an anti-government demonstration in Sudan, police said Thursday, as thousands chanted support for President Omar al-Bashir at a rival rally in Khartoum. Wednesday’s competing rallies in the Sudanese capital followed a month of angry street protests over a …

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