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  • Militants kill 16; dozens missing

    Boko Haram jihadists have killed at least 16 farmers and left dozens missing in the latest attacks in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno

  • Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo

    The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to more than 200, the health ministry said on Saturday.

  • Death toll Hits 41

    The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said yesterday.

  • Suicide car bombers kill 17 in Somalia

    Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia's Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu yesterday, killing at least 17 people, police said.

  • 79 abducted pupils freed in Cameroon

    Seventy-nine school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country's communications minister told AFP yesterday.

  • Separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon

    Seventy-nine school students were kidnapped yesterday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said.

  • Boko Haram attacks kill 12 in Nigeria

    At least 12 civilians were killed in multiple Boko Haram jihadist attacks targeting two villages and a camp for those displaced by the

  • Brazil to vote in presidential run-off

    Brazil elects its next president today in a run-off that looks all but guaranteed for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, an ex-army captain

  • Communal violence kills 55 in Nigeria

    Communal violence in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna over the last few days has killed 55 people, the local police commissioner said yesterday.

  • Boko Haram kill 12 farmers in Nigeria

    Boko Haram jihadists yesterday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of