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Thirteen dead in fresh C. Africa clashes

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Thirteen people have been killed in a town in Central African Republic, a local doctor said Sunday, as the toll from sectarian violence that has sparked fears of genocide continued to rise. The clashes took place in Bria, in the centre of the country …

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“LRA rebels” kidnap at least 10 in DR Congo

  Bunia, DR Congo | AFP |  At least 10 people, but possibly as many as 40, have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), local sources said Wednesday. “We condemn the kidnapping of 10 people from the village of …

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ICC issues arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | International judges issued a war crimes arrest warrant Tuesday against a senior Libyan military commander, suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in the war-torn city of Benghazi. “The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant of arrest for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli, …

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Five Kenyan police killed in suspected Islamist ambush

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Five police officers were killed Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed by suspected Shabaab Islamists in eastern Kenya, police said, the latest in a string of similar attacks in the area. The attack occurred in Ijara, in the county of Garissa, and led to a firefight …

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Kenya’s election standoff: Five key questions

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the country’s election, but his rival Raila Odinga insists he is the true winner, and the election was stolen from him. Odinga has said he will outline his strategy to contest the vote on Tuesday. Deadly …

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17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant ‘terrorist attack’

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Seventeen people have been killed and a dozen injured in a “terrorist attack” on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, the government said Monday. Witnesses said three gunmen arrived at a Turkish restaurant in a pickup truck on Sunday evening and opened fire on customers …

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Nigerian forces in ‘unauthorised search’ of UN camp

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian forces conducted an unauthorised dawn raid on the UN’s main base in the country’s conflict-torn northeast on Friday, the UN said, further inflaming tensions between the government and aid groups. A UN source told AFP that the search of the camp in Maiduguri, known as …

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First batch of RPF regional troops arrive in South Sudan

150 troops from Rwanda arrive in South Sudan for the regional protection force (RPF). Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  The head of South Sudan’s UN mission announced on Tuesday the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country. …

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