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  • 42 IS fighters killed near Lake Chad

    West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters in a battle in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the heaviest death toll suffered by the

  • Ethiopia army chief, regional chief killed amid ‘coup’ bid

    Ethiopia’s army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in northern

  • Bangladeshi First female pilots Nayma Haque and Tamanna-E-Lutfi

    Bangladeshi female pilots role models for Congolese women

    Two Bangladeshi female pilots have become the role models for Congolese women and girls while serving the United Nations peacekeeping mission and overcoming challenges boldly.

  • Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda

    A grandmother in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials said yesterday, the second fatality in the country since a major outbreak in

  • Sudan strike ends

    Shops began to reopen in Sudan’s capital yesterday after demonstrators called off a nationwide civil disobedience campaign and agreed to new talks, though many residents remained indoors following last week’s deadly crackdown.

  • Businesses shut, internet blocked

    A protest strike kept businesses shut and residents indoors in the Sudanese capital yesterday as a top US diplomat prepared a visit to press the ruling generals to halt a bloody crackdown.

  • Sudan releases 3 detained rebels

    Sudanese authorities yesterday released three prominent rebels who were detained after a brutal crackdown on protesters last week that

  • Sudan in ‘state of terror’

    Ethiopia’s prime minister arrived in Khartoum yesterday seeking to revive talks between Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders as heavily armed paramilitaries remained deployed after a deadly crackdown, leaving residents in ‘terror’.

  • S.Africa slashes cabinet size, appoints 50% women

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday cut the number of cabinet ministers from 36 to 28, in a move he said would tackle the country’s “bloated” government and improve efficiency.

  • Clashes in four Brazil jails kill 40

    At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday over an apparent gang dispute, authorities said, in the latest

  • Ramaphosa sworn in as president of South Africa

    Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president yesterday, vowing to create jobs and

  • Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17injured

    An explosion struck a tourist bus yesterday near Egypt’s famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security sources said.

  • Sudan talks to resume today

    Talks between Sudan’s army rulers and protesters are set to resume, army rulers announced yesterday, as Islamic movements planned to rally for the inclusion of sharia in the country’s roadmap.

  • First black African woman makes Everest summit

    A South African business executive reached the top of Mount Everest yesterday in what is believed to be the first summit of the world’s highest mountain by a black African woman. S

  • Military suspend talks for 72 hours

    At least nine people were wounded on Wednesday when Sudanese forces used live ammunition to clear demonstrators from central Khartoum, a protest group said, and talks on forming a body to lead Sudan to democracy have been suspended for 72 hours.

  • Sudan parties agree on 3-yr transition period

    Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders yesterday agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian

  • 4 killed in Somalia suicide bombing

    A suicide bomber killed at least four people and injured several others yesterday after detonating a car packed with explosives in

  • ANC set for win but support ebbs

    The African National Congress was headed for victory in South Africa’s election yesterday, although the party was on course for its worst performance since it took power 25 years ago.

  • French special forces free 4 hostages in Burkina Faso

    French special forces have freed two French hostages, an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in an overnight military raid that cost the lives of two soldiers, the French presidency says.

  • South Africa ANC takes early lead in polls results

    Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) surged into the lead in early official results yesterday with 55 percent of the vote in

  • South Africans vote in test for ruling ANC

    South Africans began voting yesterday in national elections which the ruling ANC, in power since 1994, is favourite to win despite corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth and record unemployment.

  • Strong 7.2 quake rocks Papua New Guinea

    A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea yesterday, officials said, cutting power and knocking items off

  • ‘55 killed in Niger tanker truck explosion’

    Fifty-five people die when a tanker truck explodes near the international airport of Niger's capital Niamey overnight, an interior ministry spokesman says.

  • 1,008 killed in DR Congo

    More than 1,000 people have now died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said, as aid workers warned that the highly contagious virus combined with insecurity in the restive region was creating a “deeply worrying situation”.

  • South Sudan rivals meet in bid to salvage stalled peace deal

    South Sudan's warring parties will hold talks in Addis Ababa, in a bid to salvage a stalled peace deal, with just days to go until a unity government is meant to be formed.

  • 6 killed in attack on church in Burkina Faso

    Six people, including a pastor, are killed in an attack on a Christian church in Burkina Faso, a government spokesman says.

  • Military, opposition agree in principle to joint council

    Sudan’s military rulers and opposition agreed in principle on Saturday to the formation of a joint body to lead a transition from 30 years of autocratic rule by Omar al-Bashir, but not on the new council’s make-up, two sources said.

  • 4 dead, 20 injured in Tripoli air raids

    Air raids by the self-styled Libyan National Army against the capital on Saturday night killed four people and wounded 20 others, Libya’s internationally recognised unity government said.

  • Algeria’s ex-top cop to face graft probe

    A former Algerian police chief, General Abdelghani Hamel, once considered a pillar of the regime of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been

  • 157 children rescued from trafficking ring

    More than 150 children -- some as young as 11 -- were among 220 people rescued from sex and labor trafficking rings in West Africa, Interpol