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  • 11 Cameroonians killed in Boko Haram attack

    Boko Haram fighters torched a village in Cameroon’s troubled Far North Region overnight and killed 11 civilians in their sleep, security sources told AFP yesterday.

  • Move on to unveil civilian ruling body

    Protest leaders yesterday announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from Sudan’s ruling military council as crowds of demonstrators kept up the pressure outside army headquarters and Washington said it will send an envoy to encourage the transition.

  • 50 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

    More than fifty Boko Haram fighters have been killed in an attack on a multi-national force in northeastern Nigeria, a military

  • Bashir moved to prison

    Sudan’s military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said yesterday, as doctors marched through

  • Form civilian ruling council

    The Sudanese group that led protests against deposed President Omar al-Bashir called for the transitional military council that has taken power to be disbanded and for a new interim civilian ruling council to be formed.

  • Sisi to rule Egypt till 2030!

    Egypt’s parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is set to vote on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030.

  • US kills No 2 IS leader in Somalia

    The US military confirmed Monday that it had killed the second-ranking Islamic State leader in Somalia in an air strike.

  • 174 killed in fight for Libya’s Tripoli

    At least 174 people have been killed and 758 wounded in the battle for control over the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Or-ganization said yesterday.

  • Transfer power to civilian govt

    Sudan’s military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government yesterday as activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters.

  • New military council leader promises civilian govt for Sudan

    The new head of Sudan's military council says a civilian government would be formed after consultations with the opposition and the transition period would last for a maximum of two years, as protesters kept up pressure for rapid change.

  • Fighting shakes Libya’s Tripoli

    Gunfire and blasts echoed through Libya’s capital yesterday as eastern forces fought troops of the internationally recognised gov-ernment in southern Tripoli suburbs, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their homes.

  • ‘Not greedy for power’

    Sudan’s ruling military council yesterday promised the country would have a new civilian government, a day after the armed forces overthrew President Omar al-Bashir, but the proposal was immediately rejected by the main protest group.

  • Clashes with bandits kill 50 in Nigeria

    At least 50 people were killed in clashes with bandits in northwest Nigeria, which has been riven by cattle rustling and kidnapping, the

  • Crew followed procedure but unable to control jet

    Ethiopian investigators urged Boeing to review its flight control technology and said pilots of state carrier Ethiopian Airlines had

  • Protests rage on despite Bouteflika's vow to quit

    Hundreds of students hit the streets of the Algerian capital yesterday dismissing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's promise to resign as

  • Algerian president Bouteflika resigns

    Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has submitted his resignation, state news agency APS said yesterday, following weeks of mass protests against his rule.

  • 11 killed as car bomb hits restaurant at lunchtime

    At least 11 people died when a bomb exploded on a busy street and ripped into a nearby restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu yesterday, medics said.

  • 134 herders killed in central Mali's worst violence

    Gunmen kill at least 134 Fulani herders in central Mali, a local mayor says, the deadliest such attack of recent times in a region reeling from worsening ethnic and jihadist violence.

  • At least 15 killed

    Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building yesterday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an assistant minister, killed during the ensuing gun battle.

  • Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417: government

    The death toll in Mozambique has climbed to 417 after a cyclone devastated swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres (miles), the government says.

  • 60 killed in Ghana bus collision: police

    At least 60 people are killed in a head-on collision between two buses in Ghana, police say, in the latest deadly crash on the country's roads.

  • More rescued as death toll mounts

    A cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week has killed at least 400 people, affected more than 1.7 million others and left 15,000 people still stranded by floods, according to estimates yesterday.

  • 200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by cyclone Idai: UN

    The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000, with most of the damage occurring near the Mozambique border, the UN says.

  • Death toll exceeds 300; scores missing

    Aid workers scrambled to save hundreds trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira yesterday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds of people and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.

  • Pak lodges formal complaint to UN

    Pakistan has lodged an official complaint with the United Nations over damage caused to a protected forest reserve during an air strike by India last month, Pakistan's climate change minister Malik Amin Aslam Khan said on Monday.

  • Congo train derailment kills 24

    At least 24 people were killed and 31 injured Sunday when a freight train carrying stowaways derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police and medical services said.

  • Little to bury

    Ethiopians were yesterday holding funerals for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

  • Cyclone Idai kills 24 in Zimbabwe

    At least 24 people have died in south eastern Zimbabwe as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, the country's

  • Floods kill 66 in Mozambique

    At least 66 people have been killed and 141,000 affected after heavy rains deluged central and northern Mozambique, the government has said as it appealed for funds to manage the crisis.

  • 100 school kids feared trapped

    An unknown number of people died and up to 100 children were among those feared trapped after a four-storey building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos yesterday.