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Human remains, wreckage f-rom EgyptAir flight MS804 found off coast of Alexandria, Egyptian military reports

Human remains, wreckage f-rom EgyptAir...

EGYPT’S civil aviation minister has told relatives of the passengers of the EgyptAir crash there are...

Kenyan police launch inquiry over attack on man during protest

Kenyan police launch inquiry over attack...

Video appears to shows three officers taking turns to hit and kick apparently unconscious man who...

Body part and seats f-rom EgyptAir flight MS804 found, says Greece

Body part and seats f-rom EgyptAir...

Greek defence minister says debris also including suitcases discovered, but that cause of crash...

How South African women are reclaiming the headscarf

How South African women are reclaiming...

African women have worn headscarves for many years for religious, cultural reasons and even as a...

EgyptAir 804 Black Boxes Remain Unrecovered: What We Know About the Hunt for Answers

EgyptAir 804 Black Boxes Remain...

The crucial black boxes f-rom EgyptAir Flight 804 have yet to be recovered after the plane...

Oscar Pistorius legal team pushes for leniency during his sentencing hearing in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius legal team pushes for...

REEVA Steenkamp’s father broke down in court as he told a dramatic sentencing hearing that Oscar...

Europe migrant crisis: Heartbreaking photo of dead baby should shock the world

Europe migrant crisis: Heartbreaking...

WARNING: Graphic and distressing image A HEARTBREAKING photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the...

U.S. Special Forces in Somalia firefight

U.S. Special Forces in Somalia firefight

No U.S. troops were wounded in what quickly turned into a firefight. Ugandan troops

Nigeria’s Buhari Travels to London for Ear Treatment

Nigeria’s Buhari Travels to London for...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is traveling to London on Monday to receive treatment for an ear...

Sebastien Rieussec, AFP file picture| The resort, near Bamako, is popular with foreigners living in Mali

Resort outside Bamako frequented by foreigners under attack

  •   18/06/2017 08:12:00 PM
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A luxury resort popular with expatriates outside Mali’s capital Bamako came under attack by gunmen on Sunday, leaving at least three dead. According to government sources, "suspected jihadists" are behind the attack.

© Pascal Guyot, AFP | French soldiers from Operation Barkhane, near Timbuktu, Nigeria on March 9, 2013. Text by Alexander HURST , Françoise MARMOUYET

France seeks support for African anti-terror force despite US veto threat

  •   18/06/2017 07:57:00 PM
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Will the UN Security Council succeed in passing a resolution to create a joint counter-terrorism force by five countries in Africa’s Sahel region? The project, in large part conceived and supported by France, faces steep resistance from Washington.

FILE - People walk past the Federal High Court building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 1, 2011. Observers say Ethiopian courts frequently use the country's anti-terrorism laws to restrict activities of government critics.

Ethiopia’s Civil Society Getting Squeezed

  •   13/06/2017 09:40:00 PM
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Two laws in particular, the Charities and Societies Proclamation and the Anti-terrorism Proclamation, both passed in 2009, have given the government wide latitude to imprison opposition members and journalists and shut down groups advocating for human rights, Carnegie found.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 44, was released after he was captured and imprisoned in 2011 by fighters in Zintan [File: EPA]

Who is Saif al-Islam Gaddafi?

  •   11/06/2017 08:53:00 PM
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Slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son has been released following nearly six-years of detention.


DR Congo: 11 dead and 900 escape in jail attack

  •   11/06/2017 08:32:00 PM
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Eight guards among the dead when armed men attack the central prison of Kangbayi in DR Congo's restive east.

Seif al-Islam is seen after his capture in the custody of revolutionary fighters. Picture: AP

Son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Seif al-Islam, released after five years detention

  •   11/06/2017 03:38:00 PM
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SEIF al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been released after more than five years in detention.

© Mike Stone / Reuters

Former Premier League footballer Cheick Tiote, 30, collapses & dies in training

  •   05/06/2017 04:16:00 PM
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Tributes were paid to the midfielder

A South African man has been left severely traumatised after he was allegedly raped by three women. Picture: AFP

South African man ‘drugged’ and ‘raped’ by women during three day ordeal

  •   29/05/2017 07:29:00 PM
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A SOUTH African man has been left severely traumatised after he was allegedly drugged, kidnapped and raped by a trio of women over a three day rape ordeal.

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Gunmen attack bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo in Egypt

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Gunmen opened fire Friday on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo in Egypt killing 26 people and wounding 25, according to officials.

Surviving refugees asking for assistance. Pic: Getty

At least 34 migrants drown in the Mediterranean

  •   24/05/2017 08:35:00 PM
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THE bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, have been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast.

METROPOLITAN POLICE James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

  •   23/05/2017 12:57:00 PM
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Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.

An empty street in Bouake, Ivory Coast's second-largest city, on Sunday [Reuters]

Ivory Coast: Gunfire erupts in Abidjan, Bouake amid mutiny

  •   15/05/2017 07:21:00 PM
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Fresh unrest erupts as army press operation aimed at ending a mutiny by soldiers demanding bonus payments.

Chibok schoolgirls recently freed from Islamic extremist captivity are seen during a meeting with Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, Nigeria, in October 2016.

What it’s like to be kidnapped — and saved — from Boko Haram

  •   08/05/2017 06:48:00 AM
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IT’S the night of April 14, 2014.

The abduction of the "Chibok girls" triggered a global outcry

Nigeria Chibok girls: At least 80 freed by Boko Haram

  •   06/05/2017 07:52:00 PM
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Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released at least 80 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, officials say.

REUTERS Image caption President Jacob Zuma has repeatedly rejected calls to to step down

South Africa's Jacob Zuma abandons rally after being booed

  •   01/05/2017 10:20:00 AM
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South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation.

France has deployed about 4,000 soldiers in the region

French forces kill militants in Mali forest

  •   30/04/2017 07:49:00 PM
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France says its forces in West Africa have killed or captured more than 20 militants in a forest near Mali's border with Burkina Faso.

© AFP Archive | Hissène Habré ruled Chad from 1982-1990

Senegal court upholds war crimes ruling against Habré

  •   27/04/2017 01:16:00 PM
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A special court in Senegal on Thursday upheld former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré's life sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, but acquitted him of rape.


French Voters in Africa Back Macron, Reject Le Pen

  •   24/04/2017 08:30:00 AM
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Six of the seven countries are former French colonies; Rwanda was colonized by Belgium and was mainly French-speaking before the current Rwandan Patriotic Front took power following the 1994 genocide.


Trump should revoke the visas of corrupt Nigerian rulers

  •   24/04/2017 08:25:00 AM
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Allen Grane and I have recently written a Council Special Report urging the Trump administration to make support of anti-corruption efforts by the Nigerian and South African governments a priority.

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