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South Sudan President Salva Kiir signs peace deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir signs peace deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN.He told those gathered for the signing ceremony in the capital,…

Mali hotel siege: Thirteen killed in Sevare, four UN workers saved

Mali hotel siege: Thirteen killed in Sevare, four UN workers saved

At least 13 people are thought to have been killed, including five UN workers, in a hostage siege at a hotel in the central Malian town of Sevare.A further four…

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people

The Nigerian military says it has rescued 178 people from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northern Borno state.In a statement released on Sunday, it said that 101 of…

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Many dead in Gombe bombing

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Many dead in Gombe bombing

Reports from Nigeria say at least two bombs have ripped through two bus stations in the northern city of Gombe.At least 29 people have been killed in the blasts, a…

South Africa criticised over Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir’s exit

South Africa criticised over Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir’s exit

A South African court has criticised the government for letting Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir leave the country despite an International Criminal Court arrest warrant.The court asked the public prosecutor to…

Omar al-Bashir: ICC urges S Africa to arrest Sudan leader

Omar al-Bashir: ICC urges S Africa to arrest Sudan leader

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has called on South Africa to arrest Omar al-Bashir, with the Sudanese president in the country for an African Union (AU) summit.Mr Bashir is wanted…

Africa creates TFTA – Cape to Cairo free-trade zone

Africa creates TFTA – Cape to Cairo free-trade zone

African leaders have agreed to create the continent’s largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo.The deal, signed in Egypt, is intended to ease…

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins presidency

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins presidency

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.Gen Buhari beat incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by more than 2.5 million votes, final…

Tunis museum attack: Footage shows gunmen

Tunis museum attack: Footage shows gunmen

The Tunisian government has released footage showing gunmen walking through the Bardo museum during the attack that killed 25 people on Wednesday.At one point it shows the two attackers bumping…

Nigeria says it has ousted Boko Haram from town of Bama

Nigeria says it has ousted Boko Haram from town of Bama

Nigeria’s military says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Bama from the Islamist military group Boko Haram.A large number of militants were killed and a “mopping up” operation is…

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