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Chad military claims victory against rebels that supposedly killed President Idriss Deby

Chad’s military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield. However, the rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) said it was not aware of an end to the fighting. The group “will comment when it has […]

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Woman who was expecting 7 babies gives birth to 9 after medics missed two on scans

A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies after medics missed two on her scans and told her she would have seven. Halima Cisse, 25, and all five girls and four boys are ‘doing fine’ after a cesarean section was carried out successfully in Morocco. Ms Cisse was flown from the north of the poor […]

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Somali president cancels extension of his term in office following backlash

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said he won’t extend his term in office by two years, following domestic, international pressure and clashes in the capital, Mogadishu. Mohamed’s term expired in February, but the country failed to hold elections as planned. Earlier this month, the lower house of parliament voted to extend his four-year term by […]

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2 Spanish, 1 Irish national abducted and killed in Burkina Faso ambush

Three Europeans abducted near a nature reserve in eastern Burkina Faso have been killed. Two Spanish journalists and an Irish national were a part of an anti-poaching patrol that was ambushed by gunmen near Pama Reserve on Monday. Burkina Faso government officials confirmed their deaths on Tuesday. A local soldier was also abducted, but his […]

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Total suspends LPG project in Mozambique over Islamist insurgency

French giant Total has decided to suspend its operations on a multi-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern Mozambique because of ongoing violence in the area caused by Islamist insurgency. “Considering the evolution of the security situation in the north of the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, Total confirms the withdrawal of all Mozambique LNG […]

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Rocket attacks target United Nations peacekeepers at military base in Mali

Three United Nations peacekeepers were seriously injured in a rocket attack on a military base in northern Mali, UN and local officials said. Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country, MINUSMA, said Sunday’s attack took place on a base in Tessalit, which houses Malian soldiers, UN peacekeepers and […]

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Three Greenfield University students kidnapped by armed bandits in Nigeria killed

Three students kidnapped from Greenfield University in northern Nigeria on Tuesday have been killed, officials said on Friday. “The armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students,” said Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in a statement posted on Facebook. […]

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Kenya: Nine endangered giraffes rescued from sinking island using makeshift boat

Rising water levels have forced relocation of critically endangered giraffes to Kenya’s mainland from a sinking island. Nine giraffes were floated on a specially designed barge separately over Lake Baringo, a video of the complex operation showed. Sixty empty drums were used to build the barge and its sides were reinforced to prevent the lanky […]

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Kalahari desert asteroid travelled through space for 22 million years before crash landing

The six-tonne asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere and flared through the skies in Botswana, turning into meteorites across the Kalahari desert on June 2, 2018, now has its journey traced back to its origins The study was published in the Meteoritics and Planetary Science. In their study, the group of astronomers reconstructed the journey of […]

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Rebel fighters take over Ethiopian county home to 25,000 residents: EHRC

A rebel group has taken control of a country in western Ethiopia that is home to about 25,000 people, reportedly killing civilians and abducting public servants, according to the country’s Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The state-appointed body said in a statement that it received reports that Sedal Woreda, in the Kamashi zone of the […]

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Chad parties dub appointment of president’s son as leader an ‘institutional coup’

The opposition parties in Chad called the army’s appointment of President Idriss Déby’s son as the nation’s new leader an “institutional coup”. Chad’s 68-year-old President, Idriss Déby Itno succumbed to injuries following clashes with rebels in the north of the country. Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, also known as “General Kaka”, was made in charge of […]

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Table Mountain Wildfire: More than 400 hectares burnt, hundreds evacuate; Man who started fire arrested

Residents from Cape Town neighbourhoods were evacuated on Monday as wildfires swept across the city’s Table Mountain. Officials said residents of suburbs on the mountain slopes were now being evacuated as a “precautionary” measure. The blaze had been largely contained but firefighters were still battling to control it. Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato said efforts […]