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  • Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:35

    Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic

    BRAZZAVILLE - More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said.

  • Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:35

    UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly Congo region

    GENEVA — The United Nations' main human rights body has voted to send international experts to look into abuses and killings in central Congo, where thousands of deaths and mutilations have been reported in recent months.

  • Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:35

    US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization.

  • Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:35

    Mali relaunches beleaguered peace process

    Bamako - Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays, they told AFP Saturday.

  • Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:35

    Nigeria sends in troops, police after ethnic clashes

    Lagos - Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered troops in to keep the peace in the restive state of Taraba after deadly clashes between herders and farmers.

  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:33

    Three killed in gun attack on bank in northeast Kenya: police

    NAIROBI - Attackers shot and killed three people in a raid on a commercial bank in northeast Kenya on Friday, police said, while Kenya Red Cross said an improvised explosive device had also been detonated on a road in the same town but no injuries had been reported.

  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:30

    Tanzanian leader reaffirms ban on pregnant girls attending state schools

    NAIROBI - Tanzanian President John Magufuli has rejected activists' calls for the government to allow pregnant students to attend state schools, saying it was immoral for young girls to be sexually active.

  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:26

    Egypt's Sisi pardons 502 prisoners including well-known tycoon

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 502 prisoners before the Eid al-Fitr holiday including prominent businessman Hesham Talaat Moustafa, according to a presidential decree issued on Friday.

  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:11

    Botswana ex-president who helped steady democracy dies

    GABORONE - Botswana's former president Ketumile Masire, an instrumental figure in establishing the southern African country's image as a stable African democracy, has died, his aide said on Friday. He was 91.