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Attacker ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ wounds two Danes in Gabon

Two Danish nationals were wounded on Saturday in a knife attack in Gabon's capital apparently committed in retribution for "US attacks against Muslims", a rare assault in a Central African nation that has escaped Islamist violence.

US writer Patrice Nganang detained in Cameroon accused of insulting president Paul Biya

A Cameroonian-American writer detained as he tried to leave the Central African nation is facing charges over writings critical of its government.

Pressure on Cameroon to release activist Patrice Nganang

Pressure is mounting on Cameroonian authorities to set free an author and activist, Dr Patrice Nganang, who was arrested on alighting from a fight in Douala.

Hugo Broos unsure of future as Cameroon head coach

Hugo Broos admitted that he is uncertain about his future with the Central African country after seeing a leaked statement about his sack from the Cameroonian Football Federation.

UN peacekeepers killed in Congo attack

Fourteen United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and more than 40 wounded in attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. officials said on Friday

UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to Central Africa

The UN Security Council unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers.

Around 20 concertgoers injured in Central Africa grenade attack

A grenade attack on a concert in Bangui, the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, injured around 20 people, the UN peacekeeping force and witnesses said.

Cameroon’s President Biya clocks 35 years in office

Monday marked 35 years since Cameroon's President Paul Biya took office. His supporters are marking the anniversary with celebrations. His opponents are calling for him to stand aside when the country holds a presidential election next year.

Ethiopian increases flights to Cameroon, Gabon with the Boeing 787

Ethiopian airlines have announced an increase in its weekly flights to two Central African cities. Cameroon’s Yaounde and the Gabonese capital, Libreville.

Police officer killed in violent clash in East Congo

Authorities say one police officer was killed on Monday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding the departure of President Joseph Kabila.

Congo must hold long-delayed election by end of 2018 – US envoy Nikki Haley

Democratic Republic of Congo must hold a long-delayed election to replace President Joseph Kabila by the end of 2018 or the vote will lose international support, the U.S. ambassador to the UN said on Friday.

26 killed in latest Central Africa clashes – UN

At least 26 people were killed during clashes in a southeast region of the Central African Republic where the government has struggled to assert its authority, the UN's peacekeeping force in the country said on Friday.

Fed govt confirms three cases of Monkeypox

The federal government says three suspected samples of the deadly Monkeypox virus sent to Senegal for testing, have been confirmed.

No confirmed case of monkeypox in Nigeria yet – Isaac Adewole

The federal government has said that it is yet to confirm if the ailment spreading across some states is monkeypox.

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Islamic State claims attack on spy agency center in Afghan capital

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack near a training facility of Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Monday as gunmen exchanged fire with security forces.

VVF sufferers in Kaduna community appeal for help

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