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US military says 52 Somali Islamists killed in airstrike

Nairobi - United States military forces carried out an airstrike Saturday against Islamist group Al-Shabaab, killing 52 militants, according to a statement from US Africa Command.

Mourners protest after deaths in Sudan demos

Khartoum - Hundreds of mourners leaving the funeral of a protester launched one of several spontaneous anti-government rallies in Sudan on Friday, as police said "only two" people had died in violence the day before.

Victims tell of brutal Zimbabwe crackdown

Harare - The men wearing police and military uniforms came in the middle of night, forcing their way into the home where Brighton, 35, lives with his young family outside Harare.

Mourners rally after Sudanese protester's funeral: witnesses

Khartoum - Hundreds of mourners launched a spontaneous anti-government demonstration Friday as they returned from the funeral of a protester killed in a rally a day earlier in Sudan's capital, witnesses said.

EU slams 'disproportionate' use of force in Zimbabwe

Apo - The EU on Thursday decried the disproportionate use of force by Zimbabwe authorities during protests in which doctors say 68 people suffered gunshot wounds.

Doctor and child killed in Sudan demos: protest organisers

Khartoum - A doctor and a child were killed in protests on Thursday in Sudan's capital Khartoum, a doctors' committee and relatives said.

Sudan at UN hears calls to respect demonstrators' rights

New York - Sudan faced calls from Western powers at the UN Security Council on Thursday to respect the rights of anti-government demonstrators and investigate violence that has left at least 24 dead.

Sudan's Bashir stands firm even as protests mount

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, long wanted on genocide and war crimes charges, has rejected calls to step down in the face of mounting anti-regime demonstrations that have challenged his iron-fisted three-decade rule.

Doctor and child killed in Sudan protests as police break up march

Khartoum - A doctor and a child were killed Thursday during protests in Sudan's capital, organisers of the anti-government demonstrations said, as police dispersed a crowd of hundreds marching towards the presidential palace.

'White man' found shot dead in Burkina's jihadist-hit north

Ouagadougou - The body of a "white man with gunshot wounds" has been found in a northern region of Burkina Faso where jihadists have carried out attacks, a security official told AFP Thursday.

Sudan reinforces Khartoum ahead of march

Khartoum - Sudanese security forces deployed in numbers in Khartoum on Thursday as demonstrators threatened to march on President Omar al-Bashir's palace to demand his resignation after a month of escalating protests.

ICC halts release of I.Coast's Gbagbo after new appeal

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday halted the release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following a fresh appeal by prosecutors, a day after he was acquitted of crimes against humanity.

Libya strongman's forces launch operation to 'purge' south

Benghazi - The forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday announced a military operation to "purge" jihadists and criminal gangs from the south of the conflict-hit nation.

Clashes in Libyan capital leave 5 dead: health ministry

Tripoli - A new round of clashes between rival militias in Libya's capital left at least five people dead Wednesday, the health ministry said, four months after fighting killed over 100.

ICC orders release of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday ordered the release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, a day after his shock acquittal over post-electoral violence in which 3,000 people died.

UN warns against new clashes in Libya capital

Tripoli - The UN's Libya mission warned against clashes in the country's capital on Wednesday as tensions rose between rival militias, four months after clashes that left over 100 people dead.

Suspected anglophone separatists 'kidnap 30' in Cameroon

Yaound - At least 30 people have been abducted by suspected separatists in a troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon, local sources said on Wednesday.

Kenya police scour rubble as hotel attack toll jumps to 21

Nairobi - Kenyan police scoured the rubble of a Nairobi hotel complex for more victims Wednesday as the death toll from a jihadist attack jumped to 21 and mourners began to bury the dead.

Sudan police tear gas anti-government protest in Kassala: witnesses

Khartoum - Sudanese police Wednesday fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Kassala, witnesses said, in the first such demonstration held in the eastern town bordering Eritrea.

14 dead, aid affected after jihadist raid in Nigeria: MSF

Lagos - Fourteen people were killed and thousands fled when Boko Haram attacked a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday.

Top Zimbabwe activist arrested in protest crackdown

Harare - Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was arrested by armed police at his home in Harare on Wednesday in a widening security crackdown after violent anti-government protests.

Pressure mounts on war crimes court after Gbagbo blow

Den Haag - As prosecutors failed to land the scalp of yet another former national leader accused of crimes against humanity, the question echoed in the hallways of the International Criminal Court: is it fit for purpose?

15 killed in ongoing Islamist attack on Kenya hotel complex

Nairobi - Fifteen people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday, as fresh explosions and gunfire rang out in the siege which stretched into its second day.

War crimes court acquits Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday over a wave of post-electoral violence, in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former strongman

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, acquitted on Tuesday of crimes against humanity, once battled for democracy, but his inability to let go of power was his downfall.

Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo in shock ICC acquittal

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over a wave of post-electoral violence, in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief's visit

New York - Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said Monday.

Four killed, more than 90 wounded in Kabul car bomb attack

Kabul - A car packed with explosives blew up near a heavily fortified foreign compound in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people and wounding more than 90, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the Afghan capital.

Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

Khartoum - As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say.

Number of 'yellow vest' protesters surges but violence down

Paris - The number of protesters in the latest "yellow vest" rallies across France surged on Saturday, but there was a marked decline in violence despite hundreds of arrests and clashes with police in Paris and other cities.
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