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At least 18 people killed and 57 wounded in blast at educational centre in an area home to many from the Shia community.

Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul educational centre

At least 18 people killed and 57 wounded in blast at educational centre in an area home to many from the Shia community.
Paul Rusesabagina, the man who was hailed a hero in a Hollywood movie about the country's 1994 genocide is detained and paraded in front of media in handcuffs at the headquarters of Rwanda Investigation Bureau in Kigali, Rwanda August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana/File Photo

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ admits forming armed group behind attacks

Paul Rusesabagina, the polarising hero of the "Hotel Rwanda" film, admitted to a Kigali court on Friday that he had formed an armed group but denied any role in their crimes.

Congo army says Islamist militia kills 20 in east

Islamist militants killed at least 20 people during attacks on three villages in eastern Congo, the army and a local administrator said.
The Gendarmerie patrols with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in PK5, the predominantly Muslim shopping district of Bangui, on January 7, 2020. Florent Vergnes-AFP

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic attack

Militiamen killed a United Nations peacekeeper from Rwanda and injured two others in an ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic on Monday, the UN said.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed smiles during an African Union (AU) summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia accused by Amnesty of illegal killings, mass arrests

Ethiopian security forces used extrajudicial killings, mass arrests and torture in efforts to suppress an armed group, the Oromo Liberation Army, in 2019, Amnesty International says.
An armed group attacked a police post in northern Benin near the frontier with Burkina Faso, where several jihadist groups operate, leaving at one officer wounded, police and residents said on Sunday.

Gunmen attack Benin police post near Burkina border

An armed group attacked a police post in northern Benin near the frontier with Burkina Faso, where several jihadist groups operate, leaving at one officer wounded, police and residents said on Sunday.

Deadly blasts rock Somali capital near presidential palace

Two explosions have hit Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing at least six people, local media reported.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Armed group blocks key oil field in Libya

An armed group has seized one of Libya's largest oilfields in the country's southwest, the state-owned National Oil Corporation said on Monday.

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