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Gunmen attack at church kills several worshippers in Nigeria

Gunmen killed several churchgoers in Ondo state, south-west Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari said “only fiends from the nether region” could have done this “dastardly act”. The armed men entered St Francis Catholic church in the town of Owo and fired at the congregation during a service to mark the holiday of Pentecost, witnesses said. Nigeria […]

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Bitcoin becomes legal tender in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) has approved Bitcoin as legal tender. The second country to do so. CAR is one of the world’s poorest countries, but is rich in diamonds, gold and uranium. It has been wracked by conflict for decades and is a close Russian ally, with mercenaries from the Wagner Group helping fight […]

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At least 168 people killed in deadly fighting in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region: Aid Group

At least 168 people have died in fighting between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, a Sudanese aid group said. Adam Regal, spokesman for the General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur, said on Sunday that fighting in the Kreinik area of West Darfur province had also wounded 98 others. He said […]

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Fifteen soldiers and six civilians killed in attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso

Fifteen soldiers and six civilians were killed on Sunday in attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso, military and security officials said. Suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives into three military camps in central Mali before dawn, the military said in a statement. Six were killed and 15 wounded at the Sevare camp, and five […]

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Chinese national in Rwanda sentenced to 20 years in jail for torturing local mine workers

A Chinese national has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for torturing local mineworkers in Rwanda after a video showing him whipping a man tied to a post went viral on social media. Sun Shujun, the manager of a mine in the west of the country, was convicted on Tuesday along with an accomplice […]

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Nigerian military seize more than 500 illegal guns from civilians

The Nigerian military says it has seized more than 500 illegal guns from civilians in the central state of Plateau. The 517 weapons, including AK-47s, pistols and locally made guns, were handed over by a military commander at a ceremony in Jos, the state capital, on Thursday. They were seized over the last two years […]

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Explosion kills three, injuries 19 at crowded market in northeast Nigeria

Three people were killed and 19 injured after an explosion at a crowded market in Nigeria’s Taraba state in the country’s northeast, local police said. Usman Abdullahi, police spokesman for Taraba, said the blast in the rural Iware community occurred on Tuesday at a drinking spot in a section of a busy market, leaving three […]

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At least 35 people presumed dead after boat capsizes off Libya’s coast

At least 35 people are presumed dead after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, the United Nations migration agency said on Saturday. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the boat sank off the western Libyan city of Sabratha, a major launching point for people from Africa who attempt to make the dangerous voyage […]

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Zimbabwe: 35 people killed after bus carrying more than 100 worshippers falls into gorge

Thirty-five people have died after a bus carrying more than 100 members of the Zion Christian Church crashed on Thursday night near the town of Chimanimani, in eastern Zimbabwe, according to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). “The fatal accident occurred at around 10:00pm local time, when the bus carrying 106 members of the church “went […]

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4 killed in stabbing incident at shopping centre in southern Israel

Four people have been killed and several others wounded in an attack in southern Israel, police say. Three were stabbed to death outside the BIG shopping centre in Beersheba, while a fourth was rammed by a vehicle driven by the assailant, they say. The attacker was shot dead by a bus driver. Local media reports […]

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Tanzania opens auction for hunting of aged elephants and lions

Tanzania is allocating wildlife hunting blocks through auction in a bid to raise more revenue. Tourism Minister Damas Ndumbaro said successful hunters would be allowed to kill aged elephants, lions and other big game considered unproductive. The East African country is aiming to raise $30 million through this auction. About 25% of the proceeds will […]

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Hundreds of thousands of condoms, mosquito nets go missing in Kenya scam

Hundreds of thousands of condoms, mosquito nets and tuberculosis drugs worth $100,000 are alleged to have disappeared from a warehouse operated by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa). They are believed to have been stolen and resold on the black market and to private chemists, according to the UN’s Global Fund to fight HIV, TB […]