Africa

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  • Burundi approves extending presidential term limit

    Date: 2018-05-21 18:33:45 GMT - Burundi - Africa - SN:85 - ID:7411014

    BUJUMBURA, May 21 (MENA) - Burundians overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza's powers and giving him the option to stay in office until 2034, official results showed. Up to 73 percent of voters had ....

  • 12 civilians killed in Mali market attack

    Date: 2018-05-21 07:29:59 GMT - Mali - Africa - SN:14 - ID:7409877

    BAMAKO, May 21 (MENA) - At least 12 civilians were killed in northern Mali in an attack on a market that also involved the shooting of a Malian soldier, Daily Nation reported. The attack took place Saturday in the town of Boulekessi near the ....

  • Tensions rise in Cameroon ahead of National Day

    Date: 2018-05-19 20:22:44 GMT - Cameroon - Africa - SN:61 - ID:7408283

    YAOUNDE, May 19 (MENA) - Cameroon has again imposed a curfew on its English-speaking regions, where armed separatists vow the country's national day will not be celebrated May 20, Voice of America reported on Saturday. Hundreds of troops deployed ....

  • Gunmen shoot dead Somali soldiers in Mogadishu

    Date: 2018-05-19 15:26:41 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:41 - ID:7408003

    MOGADISHU, May 19 (MENA) - At least two Somali government soldiers were shot dead in separate overnight attacks in Mogadishu, the latest in a string of such assassinations in the capital over the past years. Assailants armed with pistols have ....

  • Thousands flee Central African violence into remote region of northern DRC

    Date: 2018-05-19 14:00:27 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:35 - ID:7407910

    GENEVA, May 19 (MENA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at new displacement in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 7,000 Central African Republic refugees have arrived in under a week into a situation of little help and ....

  • 210 child soldiers released in S.Sudan

    Date: 2018-05-19 10:17:55 GMT - United Nations - Africa - SN:17 - ID:7407482

    NEW YORK, May 19 (MENA) - The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said that more than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Friday. It was the third such ceremony this year, bringing the total number of children ....

  • UN peacekeeper killed in ambush in CAF

    Date: 2018-05-17 19:52:05 GMT - Central African Republic - Africa - SN:71 - ID:7406002

    BANGUI, May 17 (MENA) - The United Nations said a peacekeeper from Mauritania has been killed in Central African Republic, Fox News reported. A statement released on Thursday said the peacekeeper was killed in an ambush south of Alindao town in ....

  • 2 UN peacekeepers freed in Congo's southeast

    Date: 2018-05-17 16:15:02 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:56 - ID:7405669

    KINSHASA, May 17 (MENA) - An official in Congo says two United Nations peacekeepers have been released after being held by rebels in the country's southeast, ABC News reported. Tanganyika province vice-governor Ali Omar Simukinje said that the ....

  • UNSC extends AU mission mandate in Somalia to July 31

    Date: 2018-05-16 12:16:57 GMT - United Nations - Africa - SN:47 - ID:7403789

    NEW YORK, May 16 (MENA) - The Security Council has adopted a resolution to approve a "technical rollover" for the mandate of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia to give time for consideration of an assessment report before a ....

  • UNSC extends UNISFA mandate until mid-November

    Date: 2018-05-16 12:01:09 GMT - United Nations - Africa - SN:45 - ID:7403782

    NEW YORK, May 16 (MENA) - The United Nations Security Council warned the lack of progress in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan was a grave threat to international security. The Security Council issued the warning in a ....

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