Africa

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  • Death toll of army headquarters attack in Burkina Faso reaches 28

    Date: 2018-03-02 17:42:06 GMT - Burkina Faso - Africa - SN:59 - ID:7274326

    OUAGADOUGOU, March 2 (MENA) - The death toll of a terrorist attack on army headquarters in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou reached 28 people, Russia Today reported on Friday. Police had previously confirmed that four shooters were neutralized ....

  • 26 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso's army headquarters

    Date: 2018-03-02 15:30:41 GMT - Burkina Faso - Africa - SN:47 - ID:7274057

    OUAGADOUGOU, March 2 (MENA) - Twenty-six soldiers were killed in Burkina Faso's army headquarters in Ouagadougou in an attack by extremists, Al Arabiya channel reported Friday. Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso’s capital in what the ....

  • Nigeria expands search for abducted schoolgirls

    Date: 2018-03-02 14:01:33 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:38 - ID:7273896

    ABUJA, March 2 (MENA) - Nigeria’s information ministry said Friday that the government started expanding the search for 110 schoolgirls abducted in February to neighbouring countries, Euro news reported. The girls were abducted from their school ....

  • Suicide bomber rams car into military base in Somalia

    Date: 2018-03-02 11:10:02 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:23 - ID:7273572

    MOGADISHU, March 2 (MENA) - A suicide bomber rammed on Friday a car into a military base in Somalia, Alhurra news channel reported, giving no further details. On Thursday, eight persons were killed in a booby-trapped car blast in Mogadishu, ....

  • One child killed in Mogadishu mortar shells

    Date: 2018-03-01 17:18:42 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:84 - ID:7272795

    MOGADISHU, March 1 (MENA) – At least eight mortar shells were fired in different areas in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing one child, Radio Dalsan reported. Several people were also injured, including five children. A resident ....

  • 4 UN peacekeepers killed in central Mali

    Date: 2018-02-28 21:17:30 GMT - Mali - Africa - SN:112 - ID:7271282

    BAMAKO, Feb 28 (MENA) - The UN mission in Mali said four of its peacekeepers have been killed after their vehicle hit an explosive device in the central Mopti region, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Mali mission chief Mahamat Saleh ....

  • US says 2 extremists killed in latest Somalia airstrike

    Date: 2018-02-27 22:31:33 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:120 - ID:7269212

    MOGADISHU, Feb 27 (MENA) - The US military says it has killed two extremists and wounded another in an airstrike against al-Shabab fighters in Somalia. A statement from US Africa Command on Tuesday said the airstrike was carried out Monday near ....

  • 11 Congolese refugees killed in Rwanda protests, UN says

    Date: 2018-02-26 20:40:40 GMT - Rwanda - Africa - SN:105 - ID:7267212

    KIGALI, Feb 26 (MENA) - A United Nations official said 11 Congolese refugees were killed last week as Rwandan police tried to put down a protest over reduced food rations, ABC News reported on Monday. Daniela Ionita with the UN refugee agency ....

  • 110 Nigerian girls missed amid Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

    Date: 2018-02-25 22:41:28 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:101 - ID:7265175

    ABUJA, Feb 25 (MENA) - More than 100 girls are still missing after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked their school in northeastern Nigeria on Monday night, CNN reported on Sunday. The country's Ministry for Information said that 110 girls ....

  • DR Congo bans anti-Kabila protest

    Date: 2018-02-24 21:06:19 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:78 - ID:7263398

    KINSHASA, Feb 24 (MENA) - The authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo banned Sunday's march, which is planned to be against Congolese President Joseph Kabila, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. This came after previous protests on New Year’s ....

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