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Jihadist threat haunts northern Mozambique

Mtwara - What's left of the Nanduadua mosque lies deep within a labyrinth of alleyways in Mocimboa da Praia, a port town in Mozambique's far north.A handful of veiled women hurry past the one-time place of worship, which is now reduced to rubble.

Nigeria's Buhari vows to free the last captive Dapchi girl

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Friday to free the remaining Christian schoolgirl still held by Boko Haram, as he prepared to meet the other Dapchi students released by the Islamist militants.

At least 14 killed in Mogadishu car bombing

Mugadishu - At least 14 people were killed and several others wounded on Thursday when a car bomb blew up outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Freed Boko Haram girls in Abuja for debrief and president meeting

Abuja - More than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were in Nigeria's capital on Thursday, a day after their surprise release that fuelled rumours about how their freedom was won.

Maldives lifts state of emergency

Male - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday, a day after senior political opponents were charged with trying to topple him last month.

IS suicide bomber kills dozens as Kabul marks Persian New Year

Kabul - A suicide bomber on Wednesday killed dozens of people, many of them teenagers, after detonating a device among a crowd in Kabul who were celebrating the Persian New Year holiday, officials said.

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

Lagos - Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have so far returned 101 of the students to the town, the government said on Wednesday.

Suicide bomber kills eight in Kabul attack: officials

Kabul - A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Kabul University on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, officials said, as Afghans celebrate the Persian new year holiday.

May 1968, France in revolt

Paris - Fifty years ago France was rocked by a violent student revolt that drew in factory workers in an outpouring of emotion that still marks the country.

Nigeria was warned before Boko Haram abduction: Amnesty

Lagos - Nigeria's military was on Tuesday accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country's restive northeast.

Four killed in bomb attack near Afghan political rally

Jalalabad - A bomb on a motorcycle exploded near a political rally in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least four people and wounding 10 others, officials said.

S.Sudanese flee only to find unrest across the border​

Obo - Refugees seeking safety from the atrocities of South Sudan's unending conflict cross the border only to find themselves in one of Africa's most war-torn and poorest countries.

Rohingya in 'no man's land' reject return on Myanmar terms: camp chief

Cox's Bazar - Rohingya holed up in a border "no man's land" after fleeing Myanmar will only accept repatriation to their home villages, a local leader said Sunday, rejecting any move to transit camps for fear of long-term confinement.

Rohingya returnees won't be kept in camps 'forever': Myanmar official

Cox's Bazar - A Myanmar official in Rakhine state said Saturday that Rohingya refugees who return will not be held in newly-built camps "forever," as concerns mount over a vexed repatriation process and efforts to reshape communities in the crisis-hit state.

Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

Kabul - A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul on Saturday killed at least two civilians, as the militants maintain pressure on the capital amid growing calls for peace talks.

Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban suicide attacker blew up a bomb-laden car in Kabul during rush hour on Saturday, killing at least two civilians, as militants dial up pressure in the capital amid calls for peace talks.

Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali: official

Ottawa - Canadian peacekeepers backed by helicopters will join UN Blue Helmets in the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source said on Friday.

57,000 flee DR Congo province to Uganda: UN

Geneva - More than 57,000 refugees have crossed into Uganda this year after fleeing ethnic strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

UN launches $1 billion Rohingya refugee appeal

Geneva - The United Nations on Friday launched an appeal for nearly $1 billion to care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, while underscoring that efforts must remain focused on securing the safe return to Myanmar of those displaced.

With Rohingya gone, Myanmar's ethnic Rakhine seek Muslim-free 'buffer zone'

Pyay - Buddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a "model" village for ethnic Rakhine migrants shuttled north to repopulate an area once dominated by Rohingya Muslims.

Afghan hostage shoots Taliban captors, killing seven

Kabul - An Afghan man taken hostage by the Taliban made a dramatic escape by stealing a gun while his captors were praying and shooting dead seven of them and wounding 18 others, officials said Thursday.

Nigeria promises return of kidnapped schoolgirls

Damaturu - Nigeria's president, in a visit to the country's troubled northeast, on Monday predicted success in what he described as relentless efforts to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Top US general in Afghanistan urges 'tired' Taliban to talk peace

Bagram - Now is the best time for the Taliban to negotiate for peace, the top US general in Afghanistan said Wednesday, warning that an increased air and ground campaign against the insurgents would only get worse.

More troops sent to west Afghanistan as Taliban step up attacks

Farah - Afghanistan has deployed more troops to a restive western province where a multi-billion-dollar pipeline is planned after the Taliban launched multiple attacks against security forces, causing heavy casualties, officials said Wednesday.

Taliban stops short of rejecting Afghan president's peace plan

Kabul - The Taliban's muted response to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's offer of peace talks last month reflects an internal debate over the merits of engaging with a government that the group has long viewed as illegitimate, analysts say.

Dozens killed in troubled eastern DR Congo province

Bunia - Dozens of people were killed overnight in fresh clashes in DR Congo's volatile northeastern Ituri province, sharpening an ethnic conflict that has already forced tens of thousands to flee, officials said Tuesday.

'Bring Back Our Girls' blames govt failures for Dapchi kidnap

Lagos - The Bring Back Our Girls group on Tuesday accused the Nigerian government of "incompetence and carelessness" for the seizure of 110 girls by Boko Haram from their hostel in the restive northeast.

Bomb targets Palestinian PM's convoy in rare Gaza visit

Gaza - A bomb blast targeted Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy during a rare visit to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, leaving him unhurt but provoking outrage over what officials called an assassination attempt.

Myanmar events 'bear hallmarks of genocide': UN expert

Geneva - A top UN rights expert warned Monday that the crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority bears "the hallmarks of genocide" and insisted the government should be held accountable.

Myanmar erects security posts on burned Rohingya land: Amnesty

Yangon - Myanmar is building security installations on top of razed Rohingya villages, Amnesty International said Monday, casting doubt on plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees.
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