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Two killed in violent protests in eastern DR Congo

Two people were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday in fresh protests at failures to root out a notorious armed group, a military official said.

Seven sentenced to death for Bangladesh cafe attack

Seven Islamist militants were sentenced to death for their roles in an attack in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka more than three years ago, officials said on Wednesday.
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Floods force 23,000 from their homes in Niger

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23 000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2019 Police officers hold the coffins of their fallen colleagues during a ceremony at The Prefecture de Police de Paris (Paris Police Headquarters) in Paris, held to pay respects to the victims of an attack at the prefecture on October 4, 2019. – French police on October 14, 2019 detained five people linked to a radicalised employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack earlier this month, sources said. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP)

French police hold five over deadly knife attack

French police on Monday detained five people linked to a radicalised employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack earlier this month, sources said.
Tunisian presidential candidate and law professor Kais Saied speaks to the reporters and supporters, October 13, 2019 in Tunis. (AP Photo-Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Tunisians vote for new president in runoff election

Tunisians voted for their next president yesterday in the last round of a series of elections that have tested the young democracy, with citizens rejecting established politicians and a major candidate spending weeks behind bars.
Paris prosecutor Jean-François Ricard gives a press conference at the Paris courthouse Saturday. French prosecutors opened an investigation Friday that treats the fatal knife attack that a civilian employee carried out at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The longtime police employee stabbed four colleagues to death Thursday before he was shot and killed. | AP

Paris police attacker had colleague details on USB key

The Paris police employee who killed four colleagues at the force’s headquarters had a USB key with details on dozens of officers, raising fears he intended to pass them to other radicalised Islamists, a French daily reported Tuesday.

Egypt’s opposition destroyed under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Since ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2011, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has moved to crush opponents, whether Islamists or liberals.
Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Dozens arrested in Egypt after rare anti-Sisi protests – security source

Rare small protests were staged overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but authorities quickly dispersed them and arrested dozens, a security source said.

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested

Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported.
Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia’s ousted ex-president dies in exile aged 83

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Egyptian court hands 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders life sentence, drops charges against Mohamed Morsi

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 prominent figures of the currently-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, including the group’s top chief, to life sentence in jail on charges of spying for foreign organisations.
Economist Abdalla Hamdok

PM: Sudan needs $10 billion in foreign aid to rebuild economy

Sudan needs $8 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to cover its import bill and help rebuild its ravaged economy after months of political turmoil, its new prime minister said on Saturday, according to Reuters report.

Two killed in attack on police station near Niger capital

Two policemen were killed late Tuesday when gunmen attacked a police station on the northern edge of the Niger capital Niamey, a security official said.
A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has left for Canada to be reunited with her daughters, Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said Wednesday.

Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has left for Canada to be reunited with her daughters, Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said Wednesday.
EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu said the commission has also recovered more than N251 billion within the three months.

EFCC chief blames corruption for cause of poverty, insecurity in Nigeria

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has blamed mass poverty and insecurity in Nigeria on corruption.
Zahran Hashim

What we know about the Sri Lanka bombers

Sri Lanka’s horrific Easter attacks that killed 253 people were orchestrated by a firebrand cleric who sought out young men from wealthy families and radicalised them into suicide bombers, according to initial evidence gathered by investigators.
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a press conference after the International conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. Etienne Laurent-Pool via Reuters

Libyan premier accuses France of supporting ‘dictator’ Khalifa Haftar

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, accused France on Wednesday of supporting his rival Khalifa Haftar whom he described as a “dictator”.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan’s army says holding talks with all political forces

Sudan's military rulers said on Monday evening that they are communicating with all political forces to name a prime minister and form a civilian government "as soon as possible".

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Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.

Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ojukwu was presiding

Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.

Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.