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Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre

Bamako - Mali's government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of an ethnic militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Fulani villagers, including women and children.

UN chief urges C.Africa to speed-up peace deal implementation

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged the signatories of a peace accord in the Central African Republic to "expedite its implementation," a day after the formation of a new government that includes representatives of armed groups.

Media attacks in Balkans harming EU accession hopes

Belgrade - Last weekend Serbian protesters stormed their state-run TV station demanding fair coverage while Montenegrins were chucking rolls of toilet paper at theirs, as public anger at the media erupts in the Balkan states.

Burundi schoolgirls jailed for doodling on president's photo

Nairobi - Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks, activists said Thursday.

French sugar giant faces complaint over alleged Syria sorbitol supply

Paris - Business partners of French sugar giant Tereos have filed a complaint against the firm for allegedly supplying an artificial sweetener to Syria, where it is being used to make weapons, the plaintiffs' lawyer said Tuesday.

At least 8 dead as gunmen storm Mali army camp

Bamako - At least eight people were killed on Sunday in a raid by suspected jihadists on an army camp in central Mali, military and security sources said, warning the toll could rise.

Violence in DRC after president's party crushing senate defeat

Apo - A police officer was killed in DR Congo on Saturday as violence broke out after the crushing defeat of new President Felix Tshisekedi's party in the previous day's senate election.

Deposed Boko Haram leader detained not killed: sources

Kano - The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, three well-informed sources have told AFP.

Uprisings, protests in the Arab world since 2011

Paris - From Syria's devastating conflict to unprecedented mass protests in Algeria, the Arab world has seen eight years of turmoil. Only Tunisia pursues democratisation, while other countries are marred by war, repression and chaos.

Sudan parliament cuts state of emergency to six months

Khartoum - Sudan's parliament on Monday approved a nationwide state of emergency of six months instead of one year as ordered by President Omar al-Bashir to quell protests against his iron-fisted rule.

US sanctions Russia-based bank over Venezuela dealings

Washington - The US Treasury slapped sanctions Monday on a Russia-based bank partly owned by Venezuela for its support for the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro and the sanctioned state oil company PDVSA.

'Key conspirator' of Kashmir attack shot dead: Indian police

Srinagar - Indian police said Monday that one of the "key conspirators" behind a suicide attack that killed at least 40 troops in Kashmir had died in a shootout with government forces.

Nicaragua opposition says no new talks until political prisoners freed

Managua - Negotiations aimed at resolving a months-long crisis in Nicaragua stalled Sunday when the opposition called on President Daniel Ortega's government to release all political prisoners before any new talks.

Sudan opposition leader jailed for protest

Khartoum - A Sudanese emergency court Sunday sentenced an opposition leader to a week in jail, as police detained several people intent on marching on parliament to protest a state of emergency.

Dozens of police injured after clashes ahead of Ukraine poll

Kiev - Ukraine's police said Sunday that 25 officers were injured in clashes with ultra-nationalists who tried to attack a presidential motorcade ahead of elections at the end of this month.

Three Indonesian soldiers killed in fresh Papua violence

Jakarta - Three Indonesian soldiers were killed in a gun battle with armed separatist rebels in restive Papua province, where over a dozen construction workers were massacred last year, the military said Thursday.

One police officer hurt, seven militants killed in Cairo: govt

Apo - An Egyptian police officer was wounded and seven suspected militants were killed Thursday in a firefight and raid in the capital Cairo, the interior ministry said.

Grenade attack in India's Jammu injures 18: police

Jammu - Eighteen people were injured on Thursday when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the Indian city of Jammu, in the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Grenade attack in India's Jammu injures 18: police

Jammu - Eighteen people were injured on Thursday when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the Indian city of Jammu, in the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Trump ends requirement that CIA report drone strike casualties

Washington - US President Donald Trump revoked a policy Wednesday that required the Central Intelligence Agency to account for civilian deaths from drone strikes.

IS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief: sources

Kano - The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate -- and the group's future direction.

Burundi shutters UN rights office: Bachelet

Geneva - Burundi has closed a UN human rights office that has been operating in the country since 1995, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday, vowing that the UN would continue monitoring violations there.

Sudan opposition leader held in protest crackdown freed: party

Khartoum - Sudanese authorities have released a senior opposition leader who had been detained since December in connection with demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir's rule, his party said on Tuesday.

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist freed from jail

Apo - Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests.

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist freed from jail

Apo - Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests, his lawyer said.

Modi and Imran bask after 'good' Kashmir crisis

New Delhi - As tempers cool after an alarming confrontation between India and Pakistan, analysts say their leaders have emerged stronger -- with Narendra Modi burnishing his nationalist credentials and Imran Khan cast as a peacemaker.

India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire

New Delhi - Tensions between India and Pakistan raged Saturday as heavy firing by their armies killed at least seven people on either side of their fiercely disputed Kashmir border.

Anger over 'forced' video of Indian pilot amid new Kashmir deaths

New Delhi - A furious backlash erupted in India Saturday over a video of an Indian pilot shot down by Pakistan praising his captors, as deadly tensions simmered between the neighbours with fierce shelling across their Kashmir frontier.

At least 19 dead as Somali siege ends

Mugadishu - Security forces on Friday ended a siege by Al-Shabaab insurgents nearly 24 hours after jihadists mounted an attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu that left at least 19 dead.

Sudan's Bashir hands powers as party chief to deputy

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has handed his powers as chief of the country's ruling party to his newly appointed deputy, the party said late Thursday, weeks into protests against Bashir's rule.
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