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Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds seven: officials

Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds seven: officials

A bomb placed under a sofa killed an Afghan election candidate on Wednesday, officials said, as deadly violence escalates ahead of the October 20 parliamentary ballot.

30 killed over two months in fighting in C Africa diamond hub: UN

30 killed over two months in fighting in C Africa diamond hub: UN

At least 30 civilians were killed in August and September by armed groups in and around Bria, the diamond hub of the restive Central African Republic, the UN said ...

Somalia executes perpetrator on anniversary of deadliest attack

Somalia executes perpetrator on anniversary of deadliest attack

Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said.

Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

The Taliban on Monday vowed to target government security forces in upcoming parliamentary elections, as US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end the 17-year war.

US peace envoy arrives in Kabul as Taliban ramp up attacks

US peace envoy arrives in Kabul as Taliban ramp up attacks

Senior US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Kabul for talks with Afghan leaders, an official said Sunday, in his first trip to the Afghan capital since being appointed to lead peace efforts with the Taliban.

14 civilians die in DR Congo machete attack: official

14 civilians die in DR Congo machete attack: official

Machete-wielding attackers killed at least 14 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive North Kivu province, a local official said Sunday, in a wave of violence plaguing the mineral-rich region.

Candidates queue up to run Boko Haram-hit Nigerian state

Candidates queue up to run Boko Haram-hit Nigerian state

Borno state in northeast Nigeria has been devastated by Boko Haram's insurgency but candidates are lining up to become governor at elections next year.

Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in Mali bomb blast

Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in Mali bomb blast

Seven soldiers and a civilian driver were killed in central Mali when their vehicle hit explosives in the latest attack in an area riven by militant violence, the defence ministry said Thursday.

Libyan government announces Tripoli ceasefire deal

Libyan government announces Tripoli ceasefire deal

Libya's internationally recognised government Wednesday announced a new ceasefire deal to end a month of fighting between rival militias south of Tripoli that has left more than 100 dead.

Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21

Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21

The death toll from a weekend attack in DR Congo's restive east rose to 21 on Monday, with the violence prompting aid groups to suspend their Ebola work in the area.

Three police killed in Burkina after foreigners kidnapped

Three police killed in Burkina after foreigners kidnapped

Three police officers were killed in a northern region of Burkina Faso where they were hunting for a trio of kidnapped mineworkers, a security official told AFP on Monday.

Two army rangers shot dead in Thailand's restive south

Two army rangers shot dead in Thailand's restive south

Two army rangers were gunned down and four more wounded in a night-time ambush by suspected militants in Thailand's south, officials said Wednesday.