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Refugees fleeing Central Africa double in a week to 60,000: UN

Refugees fleeing Central Africa double in a week to 60,000: UN

The number of refugees fleeing violence following last month's contested presidential election in the Central African Republic has doubled in a week to 60,000, the United Nations said Friday.

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Militant group Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of school students in northwest Nigeria.

Seven dead in Uganda protests after arrest of presidential candidate

Seven dead in Uganda protests after arrest of presidential candidate

Seven people died in violent protests that erupted in Kampala on Wednesday after Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested, police said.

Ethiopia MPs back state of emergency in Tigray amid military campaign

Ethiopia MPs back state of emergency in Tigray amid military campaign

Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday endorsed a six-month state of emergency in the northern region of Tigray, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered military operations there in an escalation of a long-running feud.

Teachers kidnapped in troubled Cameroon region

Teachers kidnapped in troubled Cameroon region

Between six and 11 teachers have been kidnapped from a school in a western Cameroon region gripped by a three-year-old armed campaign by anglophone separatists, local sources said.

Nigeria police says 22 officers killed in protests

Nigeria police says 22 officers killed in protests

Nigeria police said Friday that 22 officers were killed and 205 police stations destroyed during nationwide protests this month and denied reports it had shot at peaceful demonstrators.

NGOs attacked in South Sudan, aid workers evacuated: UN

NGOs attacked in South Sudan, aid workers evacuated: UN

The United Nations said Friday that nearly 30 aid workers in a remote and troubled part of South Sudan had been evacuated to a peacekeeping base ‘for their safety’ following a rise in threats and attacks.

Thai PM revokes emergency decree despite protests

Thai PM revokes emergency decree despite protests

Thailand's premier on Thursday revoked an emergency decree that had been intended to quell pro-democracy rallies despite it failing to stamp out daily protests ...

African Union 'strongly condemns' violence in Nigeria

African Union 'strongly condemns' violence in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairman on Thursday strongly condemned deadly violence in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos and called on all parties to ‘privilege dialogue’.

Belarus withdraws accreditation of several foreign journalists

Belarus withdraws accreditation of several foreign journalists

Belarusian authorities on Saturday withdrew the accreditation of several foreign media journalists, including AFP, ahead of the latest demonstration challenging the results of the presidential election.

Police shoot Black man in the back in Wisconsin city, sparking unrest

Police shoot Black man in the back in Wisconsin city, sparking unrest

Police shot a Black man in the back multiple times in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as his three sons watched on Sunday, his family's lawyer said, sparking a night of unrest ...

Rare daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

Rare daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

A rare daytime rocket attack hit Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, security sources said, as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met top Iraqi officials.