Africa

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  • US says drone strike in Somalia kills 3 al Shabab extremists

    Date: 2018-02-21 21:52:04 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:79 - ID:7258438

    MOGADISHU, Feb 21 (MENA) - The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against al Shabab extremists in Somalia, killing three "terrorists,” ABC News reported on Wednesday. The US Africa Command statement says the airstrike ....

  • Nigeria says 111 schoolgirls missing following Boko Haram attack

    Date: 2018-02-21 20:28:46 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:73 - ID:7258705

    ABUJA, Feb 21 (MENA) - As many as 111 Nigerian schoolgirls are thought missing following an attack by Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, according to police. Yobe State Commissioner of Police Abdulmaliki Sumonu told journalists 111 girls ....

  • French president to visit Mauritania in June

    Date: 2018-02-19 06:39:16 GMT - Mauritania - Africa - SN:8 - ID:7253144

    NOUAKCHOTT, Feb 19 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron will pay a working visit to Mauritania ahead of the African summit, due on June 30, according to Mauritanian newspapers out Monday. Macron will visit one of the Mauritanian regions ....

  • Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

    Date: 2018-02-18 18:13:34 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:91 - ID:7252727

    ABUJA, Feb 18 (MENA) - A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said, as the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continued, The ....

  • Egypt begins establishing joint farm in Eritrea

    Date: 2018-02-18 09:01:48 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:13 - ID:7251554

    CAIRO, Feb 18 (MENA) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation unveiled that work has started in the establishment of a joint Egyptian-Eritrean farm in Eritrea, the seventh such kind of farming projects to be built by Egypt in ....

  • 18 killed, 50 injured in Nigeria bomb blast

    Date: 2018-02-17 15:00:13 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:55 - ID:7250801

    ABUJA, Feb 17 (MENA) - Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people, the BBC News reported Saturday. At least, 50 more were injured in the bomb blast. Two attacked a fish market and a ....

  • Society continues to suffer from inequality - S. Africa president

    Date: 2018-02-16 21:07:18 GMT - South Africa - Africa - SN:65 - ID:7249519

    PRETORIA, Feb 16 (MENA) - New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday pledged to tackle inequality in his country in the first major speech of his presidency. Delivering the State of the Nation Address in Cape Town, Ramaphosa invoked ....

  • Ethiopian authorities declare state of emergency

    Date: 2018-02-16 18:39:55 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:57 - ID:7249499

    ADDIS ABABA, Feb 16 (MENA) - Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand detained, the ....

  • Three teachers killed in extremist attack in Kenya

    Date: 2018-02-16 11:42:00 GMT - Kenya - Africa - SN:25 - ID:7248786

    NAIROBI, Feb 16 (MENA) - A Kenyan official said that suspected extremists of the Somali al-Shabab movement have killed three teachers in an overnight attack in the northeastern county of Wajir. North Eastern Regional Coordinator Mohamud Saleh ....

  • Kenyan forces kill 3 Al Shabaab militants

    Date: 2018-02-15 18:19:32 GMT - Kenya - Africa - SN:82 - ID:7248021

    NAIROBI, Feb 15 (MENA) - Kenyan army said on Thursday that three Al Shabaab terrorists were killed during a security operation in the vast Boni forest in the coastal Lamu region, Somali Shabelle network reported. Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) ....

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