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18 Jul 2015
Niger's army killed at least 30 suspected Boko Haram fighters as it searched for militants in villages just over the border with Nigeria, security sources said. The army launched the operation on Thursday, a day after gunmen thought to be from Boko Haram crossed over from Nigeria and killed at least a dozen villagers on…
13 Jul 2015
SOME of Libya’s warring factions have agreed on a framework for a peace deal following months of talks in Morocco, the United Nations (UN) have said.
13 Jul 2015
AS presidential elections experience a week-long delay, residents of some townships in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, complain of increased surveillance and intimidation from government forces.
10 Jul 2015
Boko Haram militants slit the throats of five civilians in southeast Niger during a targeted attack by the Islamist group wreaking havoc in the region, according to local authorities. "Five employees of a Nigerien company had their throats slit yesterday (Thursday) evening in Dagaya, a village near Bosso," Mayor of Bosso Bako Mamadou told AFP.…
10 Jul 2015
South African experts have urged government to strengthen standardisation of circumcision procedures as the act claimed a total of 24 lives since June. According to local custom, circumcisions are normally viewed as traditional passage for young boys to enter manhood. Dr Van Merwe, a Surgeon who had perfumed successful operation on some boys said on…
7 Jul 2015
Two women have gone on trial in Morocco on charges of "gross indecency" for wearing skirts. The two were arrested in Inezgane last month, after a market trader drew attention to what they were wearing and a crowd gathered round, reports say. An internet petition calling the arrest an attack on personal freedom has attracted…
7 Jul 2015
BURUNDI’S embattled president skipped key regional talks yesterday, staying at home to campaign for a controversial third term as a rebel general threatened to step up attacks.
5 Jul 2015
Mr Protogene Nsengumuremyi, the Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, has restated Rwanda’s commitment in the prevention and fight against genocide and other mass atrocities.
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4 Jul 2015
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has described the ECOWAS Court of Justice as a landmark achievement in the history of the sub-regional body. Okorocha made the remark in Owerri on Friday when a delegation of ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, led by its President, Justice Maria Do Ceu Sylva Monteiro, paid him a visit. He…
3 Jul 2015
Two rockets fired from Egypt's violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula exploded inside Israeli territory on Friday without causing casualties, a military spokesman said.
2 Jul 2015
Tanzania High Court on Thursday sentenced four men, including a witchdoctor, to death after being found guilty of abducting, killing and dismembering a 17-year-old albino boy.
2 Jul 2015
African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Zuma, has appointed outgoing Secretary General of the commission, Amb. Jean Mfasoni, Special Advisor in her Office as from 1 July 2015.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea endorsed the recommendation of setting up an African Standby Force on Terrorism.
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Sen. Aliyu Wamakko on Saturday secured the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest election into the Sokoto Central senatorial district for the third term.
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The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his giant strides in repositioning the country.