71 dead in week of violence in Nigeria’s Benue state

January 8, 2018 1:53 am
71 dead in week of violence in Nigeria’s Benue state

This picture taken on February 24, 2017, shows a damaged house and a car in the village of Bakin Kogi, in Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria, which was attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen. (Photo by AFP) A government spokesman in Nigeria says a total of 71 people have lost their lives […]

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Nigeria evacuating citizens from Libya amid reports of abuses against refugees

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Nigeria evacuating citizens from Libya amid reports of abuses against refugees

Refugees wait at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, January 7, 2018, after being rescued off the coast of Garabulli. (Photo by AFP) Nigeria has started evacuating thousands of its citizens trapped in Libya amid reports of rampant abuses against Europe-bound refugees in the North African state. Nigerian […]

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Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

January 7, 2018 1:10 am
Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

This file photo taken on August 11, 2016 in northern Nigerian city of Kano shows protesters from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) marching in the rain through the streets to press for the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. (Photos by AFP) Nigerian government forces have attacked protesters calling […]

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Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

January 6, 2018 12:37 am
Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel at the al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, December 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Clashes have erupted between dozens of protesters and police in the Egyptian capital of Cairo […]

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At least 17 people killed in shooting attack on Nigerian church

January 2, 2018 4:20 am
At least 17 people killed in shooting attack on Nigerian church

A worker and paramilitary officials carry the remains of a victim of a bomb attack that left 13 people dead in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, October 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 17 people have been killed after a group of armed assailants stormed a church in southern Nigeria and […]

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Chadian President Idriss Deby sets postponed elections for 2018

January 1, 2018 4:35 pm
Chadian President Idriss Deby sets postponed elections for 2018

Chadian President Idriss Deby (Photo by AFP) The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, on Sunday said general elections, scheduled for 2015 but much postponed, would be held in 2018. “I am happy to announce, on the cusp of the New Year, that legislative elections will be organized in 2018,” Deby […]

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Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita names new government after ex-PM Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga’s resignation

December 31, 2017 4:18 pm
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita names new government after ex-PM Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga’s resignation

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks during a press conference as part of a conference to support the fight against militants in the African Sahel region at the Chateau of the La Celle Saint-Cloud, west of Paris on December 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Mali’s president has appointed the government […]

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5,247 killed in Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria’s Adamawa since 2013: Report

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5,247 killed in Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria’s Adamawa since 2013: Report

The photo taken on October 23, 2017 shows a man standing with his back to the scene of three bomb blasts that left 13 people dead in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria. (Photo by AFP) At least 5,247 Muslims have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency across the northeastern Adamawa state of […]

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announces six-month state of emergency in two states

December 30, 2017 2:46 am
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announces six-month state of emergency in two states

This file photo taken on September 22, 2017 shows Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir delivering a speech during a visit to the village of Bilel in South Darfur, near the Kalma camp for displaced people. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has announced a six-month state of emergency in two of the country’s […]

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu orders military to help tackle cholera

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu orders military to help tackle cholera

A Doctors without Borders staff member performs patient consultations at a center in Lusaka, Zambia, January 22, 2009. Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has killed 41 people in the nation’s capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since […]

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Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga, cabinet resign to allow government reshuffle

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Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga, cabinet resign to allow government reshuffle

Malian Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga (Photo by AFP) Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls. Authorities gave no reason for Maiga, who had been in his post since April, stepping down seven months before President […]

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