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Terrified civilians hide, send farewells, during Nairobi siege

When an explosion and gunfire rang out at an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, people hid under desks, cowered in bathrooms or hunkered down in their cars, some of them all through the 20-hour siege.
This image taken from an AFP TV footage shows people in a street as a gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood on January 15, 2019. – A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard from AFP’s offices some five kilometres (three miles) away. (Photo by Raphael AMBASU / AFP)

Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel and office complex

A gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood Tuesday, an AFP reporter and a witness said.

Sudan police fire tear gas as protests erupt in Khartoum, Darfur

Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at crowds of anti-government protesters in several cities including Khartoum, as organisers pushed for more nationwide rallies against President Omar al-Bashir this week.

Strike call, protests in DR Congo after new election delay

A DR Congo opposition bloc called Thursday for a nationwide stoppage and police clashed with demonstrators in two eastern cities after upcoming elections were placed on hold in their region.

Police, Army, DSS, NSCDC free kidnap victims in Ondo

A combined team of security operatives: the police and soldiers have rescued kidnap victims in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
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How suspected armed robbers killed Alex Badeh in Nasarawa

The former Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was in his Toyota Tundra truck with registration number MUB 396 AA when he was shot by some unknown gunmen at a location in Gitata community on Keffi-Bade road, Nasarawa State.

Police nab 6 suspected cultists, armed robbers in Anambra

The police command in Anambra says it has arrested six suspected cultists and armed robbers after a gun battle that left one of the suspects injured at Ogidi near Onitsha.
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Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri village

Hundreds of residents, mostly women and children, are currently fleeing into Maiduguri, Borno state capital, as suspected Boko Haram gunmen attack Judumri, a village on the outskirt of the city.

Nigerian Army advises Zaria residents not to panic, as students begin military training

Nigeria’s military authorities have urged Zaria residents not to panic as the Senior Secondary School (SSS) 2 and 3 students of the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, on Friday began a two-day field training exercise.
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Lagos APC Primaries: Dayo Bush-Alebiosu thanks constituents, calls for calm

Dayo Bush-Alebiosu, the former lawmaker who represented Kosofe federal constituency, has appealed to people of the constituency to continue to tow the line of peace, remain calm and stay focused.
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Police summon Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce over protest

Nigeria Police Force has summoned Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ben bruce for leading protest to the headquarter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
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Suspected gunmen attack University of Jos

The crisis in Jos, Plateau state capital, took a new dimension on Sunday when suspected gunmen reportedly invaded the University of Jos (UNIJOS).

ADC rejects Osun election result

The African Democratic Congress, ADC, has rejected the result of the Thursday rerun election in Osun State, describing the supplementary governorship poll as a sham.

Soldier, two others killed by gunmen in Rivers

A soldier, a policeman and one civilian have been killed by a group of gunmen who attacked an oil exploration site in Ogbemakoku/Iyak community, Abua-Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Gunshots fired at US embassy in Turkey

Several gunshots were fired early Monday morning from a vehicle at the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, causing no casualties, police and the embassy spokesperson said.
A Syrian amputee practices walking in artificial limbs at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent facility, in the capital Damascus on July 15, 2018.At the Syrian Arab Red Crescent facility, patients of all ages try on their new prosthetics for size, as staff members carry in brand new artificial legs or arms from an nearby room. / AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.
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Report: 23 corpses found in Zamfara forest

Bodies of 23 unidentified persons were reportedly found inside a forest in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state on Friday.

IYC chair survives death as hoodlums attack gathering

The Chairman, Ijaw Youth Council, Central Zone, Mr. Tare Porri, has survived death by a whisker after a reported attempt on his life by his deputy, Amiebi Turner.

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CDD cautions IGP Adamu against redeployment of CPs few days to election

The Centre for Democracy and Development has cautioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, against re-deployment of state Commissioners of Police few days to election.

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Elections: VP Osinbajo canvasses votes for APC in Ilorin

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday urged Nigerians not to be discouraged by the earlier postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has warned that the February 23 National Assembly elections might be repeated in the state if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fails to relist its candidates on the ballot.