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  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:14

    Nigeria rejects UN report on violence

    Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria on Friday rejected the findings of a UN report on violence in the country accusing it of simply blaming the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:14

    Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down

    CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.

  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:14

    Ailing Iranian held by Somali pirates is released

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A humanitarian group working to free people taken hostage by Somali pirates in recent years says an Iranian man held for four-and-a-half years has been released and is on his way home.

  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:14

    Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me

    CAIRO (AP) — The U.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo.

  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:14

    US says airstrike against IS in Libya kills 8

    CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against the Islamic State group in Libya. It's the first U.S. airstrike in the North African country in over a year.

  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:28

    Oil theft cost Nigeria $1.35 bln, group urges legal task force

    ABUJA- Nigeria lost $1.35 billion to oil theft in the first six months of this year and needs a legal task force with special courts to tackle it, a government committee said on Thursday.

  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:26

    At least 28 displaced people killed in northern Congo

    KINSHASA - At least 28 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two days, the UN stabilizing mission in the country (MONUSCO) said on Thursday.

  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:24

    On guard: the Senegal jail teaching teenagers to use swords

    THIES, Senegal - Teaching inmates how to handle swords may seem an unlikely approach to prison rehabilitation, but advocates believe the discipline it brings can help improve Senegal’s overloaded youth penal system.

  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:20

    Libyan Coast Guard picks up nearly 500 migrants in region surrounding Tripoli

    Tripoli - Libya’s Coast Guard said late on Thursday it had picked up 493 migrants on six inflatable boats in six operations in a week in areas northeast and northwest of Tripoli, the capital.