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Al-Shabaab claims twin car blasts near Somali presidency

Abdulahi Ahmed, a security official said one vehicle loaded with explosives rammed into a security barrier, while another detonated near a separate checkpoint close to the main entrance of the presidential palace.

At least 23 Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram attack

Twenty-three Nigerian soldiers are missing after Boko Haram jihadists ambushed a convoy in the remote northeast of the country, said military and civilian vigilante sources on Saturday.
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Amnesty: ‘Credible evidence’ of killings by Cameroon soldiers

Rights group Amnesty International said Thursday it had "credible evidence" that Cameroonian soldiers carried out the extrajudicial killings of two women and two children, demanding the servicemen be brought to justice.

UN: South Sudan govt forces, allies kill 232, raped 120 women, girls

The UN has accused South Sudan government forces and allies of killing 232 civilians and raping 120 women and girls in opposition-held villages.

Cameroon to hold presidential election on October 7

Elected in 1982, the 85-year-old is Africa’s oldest and longest-serving president, but has yet to say whether he will bid for another term, although his supporters are already urging him to put his name forward.
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Sixteen fishermen missing after clashes on Uganda-Congo lake

Sixteen Congolese fishermen are missing on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, after deadly clashes between the Ugandan navy and DRC armed forces, a Congolese official said on Monday.

Military provides free medicare to 784 patients in Taraba

The 23 Brigade, Nigeria Army, Yola, on Saturday treated more than 784 patients in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba under its Medical Outreach Programme.
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 21, 2018, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Competing claims of troops violating the country’s latest cease-fire seem to indicate a shaky start to the latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s devastating five-year civil war. (Mulugeta Ayene, FILE/Associated Press)

South Sudan foes agree to withdraw forces from ‘urban areas’

South Sudan's government and rebels agreed on Friday to withdraw troops from urban areas, a Sudanese official said, as they signed a security deal aimed at ending a four-and-a-half year war.

Boko Haram: We are in post-conflict stability phase – President Buhari

Nigeria’s remote northeast is in a “post-conflict stabilisation phase”, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday, despite persistent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

US commits $5.1 billion to HIV/AIDs in Nigeria

The United States says it has committed more than $5.1 billion to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Four killed in another attack in Plateau

Unidentified gunmen have once again defied security operatives to attack defenseless civilians in Plateau State, security forces confirmed Monday.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills four in Borno displaced persons camp

Boko Haram jihadists killed four people during a raid on a camp for civilians displaced by the Islamist group's violent insurgency in Nigeria's troubled northeast, security sources said on Saturday.
Adama Barrow of The Gambia

Five police charged with activists’ murders

Gambian prosecutors have charged five police officers with murder over the deaths of three young protesters at an anti-pollution rally.

Wole Soyinka: President Buhari treating killer herdsmen with kid gloves

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of treating killer herdsmen with kid gloves.
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Swede jailed for life over Rwanda genocide

A Stockholm court on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish man of Rwandan origin to life in prison for participating in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Adama Barrow of The Gambia

Gambia leader meets victims’ families after deadly protest

Gambian president Adama Barrow paid tribute on Friday to three young protesters killed by police in an anti-pollution rally, urging witnesses to come forward to a commission of inquiry set up by his government.
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Police chief quits after protesters’ deaths

The Gambia’s police chief resigned on Thursday over the deaths of three young men after police fired on marchers at an anti-pollution protest.

UNHCR: 68.5m people displaced globally

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, said the number of people forced to flee their homes in 2017 rose to 68.5 million, warning that the world’s displacement hotspots “are becoming hotter”.

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Don: Nigeria can generate $1 billion from biotechnology

A United States-based Nigerian Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Prof. Diuto Esiobu, has urged Nigerians to embrace biotechnology certification, saying it will boost the economy and generate at least $1bn in the near future.

Ekiti Assembly rejects governorship election result, adjourns till October

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has adjourned legislative business until October 8, citing issues of harassment and insecurity.

NYCN protests alleged government official’s interference in Gombe

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Gombe State chapter, has protested against an alleged interference in its affairs by an official of the state government.

Osun guber: 17 APC aspirants jostle to succeed Governor Aregbesola

About 17 aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress are currently jostling to succeed Osun State governor Rauf Aregbesola in office.

Federal government to unveil logo, name of new national airline Wednesday

The Nigerian government will unveil the name and logo of the new national airline on Wednesday.