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30 killed in triple suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

30 killed in triple suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram militant group.

17 killed in Somalia in car bomb explosion, revenge attack

17 killed in Somalia in car bomb explosion, revenge attack

A car bomb exploded near the Somali parliament Saturday, killing eight people, emergency workers said, hours after militia executed nine civilians from a clan with suspected links to the Islamist Al-Shabaab.

DR Congo transfers 45 prisoners after daring jailbreaks

DR Congo transfers 45 prisoners after daring jailbreaks

Forty-five prisoners, all former militia fighters, have been transferred from a prison in southern DR Congo after a series of spectacular jailbreaks, officials said Saturday.

US says 17 suspected IS members killed in Somalia airstrikes

US says 17 suspected IS members killed in Somalia airstrikes

US forces in Africa have killed 17 suspected Islamic State militants in airstrikes this week in the mountainous northern region of Somalia, a military statement said Friday.

Tunisia security forces kill three suspected militants

Tunisia security forces kill three suspected militants

Tunisian security forces have killed three suspected militants from an Islamic State group affiliate in the centre of the country, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight 'any coup plotter'

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight 'any coup plotter'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday called on the armed forces to oppose ‘any coup plotter’ after a failed military uprising by forces supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Sudan military rulers, protesters to meet in joint panel

Sudan military rulers, protesters to meet in joint panel

A joint committee representing Sudan's military leadership and protesters is to hold its first meeting on Saturday to discuss their demand for civilian rule, the leading protest group said.

Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

Demonstrations were held across the Bangladesh capital Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death.

Two teens held after killing of North Irish journalist

Two teens held after killing of North Irish journalist

Two teenage men have been arrested after the shooting dead of a journalist in Northern Ireland, police said Saturday.

Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

In yet more upheaval for Algeria since the ousting of long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the controversial head of the country's constitutional council quit Tuesday bowing to weeks of anger from protesters.

Sudan activists warn of attempt to clear protest camp

Sudan activists warn of attempt to clear protest camp

Activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters Monday, as Sudan's new military rulers came under rising pressure to hand power to a civilian government.

Suspected militants kill 13 in northern Mozambique

Suspected militants kill 13 in northern Mozambique

At least 13 civilians have died in fresh attacks in Mozambique's volatile northern Cabo Delgado province where militants have terrorised villagers in remote communities for more than a year, local sources said Saturday.