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  • 700 Boko Haram captives have escaped -- Nigerian army

    Date: 2018-01-01 18:02:20 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:53 - ID:7169813

    ABUJA, Jan 1 (MENA) - More than 700 people held by Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country have escaped captivity, the Nigerian army was quoted as saying by the BBC News on Monday. An army spokesperson said they had fled several ....

  • 2 killed in clashes in DRC

    Date: 2017-12-31 22:13:30 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:81 - ID:7168401

    KINSHASA, Dec 31 (MENA) - At least two civilians have been killed as violence erupted ahead of protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Voice of America reported on Sunday. Police fired shots and tear gas to break up a Catholic mass ....

  • Nigeria north state says 5,247 Muslims dead from Boko Haram

    Date: 2017-12-31 15:17:19 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:52 - ID:7168098

    ABUJA, Dec 31 (MENA) - The Adamawa State chapter of Nigeria's Muslim Council says at least 5,247 Muslims have been killed in the past four years in the northern state because of Boko Haram, ABC news reported. A report presented Sunday adds that ....

  • Mali's prime minister, cabinet resign

    Date: 2017-12-29 20:27:15 GMT - Mali - Africa - SN:91 - ID:7165731

    BAMAKO, Dec 29 (MENA) - Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls, France 24 reported. Authorities gave no reason for Maiga, who had been in his ....

  • Italy to send 470 troops to Niger to stem migrant flow: PM

    Date: 2017-12-28 16:11:02 GMT - Italy - Africa - SN:67 - ID:7163876

    ROME, Dec 28 (MENA) – Italy will be sending 470 soldiers to Niger to help the west African nation stem the flow of Europe-bound migrants, The Local quoted Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni as saying on Thursday. Agadez, the main city in central ....

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