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S Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in container

S Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in container

South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said in a report noting the latest atrocities in two years of war.

UN council meets African Union for Burundi crisis talks

UN council meets African Union for Burundi crisis talks

UN Security Council ambassadors and African Union leaders met Saturday for crisis talks on Burundi, after the government refused a proposed AU force to stem violence in the troubled country.

Shebab storm African Union base in Somalia, casualties reported

Shebab storm African Union base in Somalia, casualties reported

Fighters from Somali militant group al Shabaab rammed a suicide car bomb into the gates of an African Union base in Somalia and fought their way inside early on Friday, the group and the Somali army said, and fighting was still going on.

Burundians will fight against any AU peacekeepers -president

Burundians will fight against any AU peacekeepers -president

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Wednesday that Burundians would fight against any peacekeepers sent into the country by the African Union, in his first public response to the AU's plan to deal with an escalating political crisis.