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US warns of possible Terrorist Attack in South Africa

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A South African traffic police car parked in front of the United States embassy in Pretoria. The United States has warned its citizens in South Africa of a possible attack by “extremists” against American government and business interests. The US embassy in Pretoria said in a statement on its website Tuesday that US facilities or interests are potential targets of extremist groups, a rare... 

African Union base stormed in Somalia

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Al-Shabab militants in Somalia. Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants have attacked an African Union (AU) base in Janale district, near Mogadishu. The militants reportedly rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the base before storming the compound on Tuesday. The AU says its forces managed to fend off the attack. The AU force in Somalia, known as AMISOM, said AU troops were in control of... 

Mali hotel hostage crisis ends with 13 dead

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Malian armed forces have put an end to a hostage-taking drama at a hotel in the center of the country that left 13 people dead. The military operation at the Hotel Byblos in the town of Sevare “has ended and the hotel has been cleared,” a military source said on Saturday of the standoff that started a day earlier. Lt. Col. Diarran Kone, Mali’s Defense Ministry adviser, said that... 

UN OKs anti-wildlife trafficking resolution

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The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution that tackles smuggling of endangered wildlife. The resolution was approved unanimously by the 193-member world body on Thursday. Although the resolution is not legally binding, its universal support reflects growing global opposition to the escalating poaching and trafficking, especially in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns. Gabon and... 

AU launches offensive on Shabab militants

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Somali army soldiers stand around the body of a killed al-Shabab militant on July 10, 2015 following an attack on a hotel in Mogadishu. African Union (AU) forces have launched a fresh offensive against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, vowing to flush out the terrorists. AU’s mission in Somalia, AMISOM, announced in a statement that “Operation Jubba Corridor” begun... 

Cholera outbreak kills at least 18 in South Sudan

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South Sudan’s Health Ministry says at least 18 people have died of cholera in the strife-torn country, which has declared an outbreak of the highly contagious disease. Minster of Health Riek Gai Kok told reporters on Tuesday that the outbreak began in crowded UN bases in the capital, Juba, where tens of thousands have been sheltering due to the war in the poverty-stricken country. Other cases have... 

Gambian president threatens to kill homosexuals

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The president of the tiny African nation of The Gambia has reportedly threatened to kill any homosexuals in his country, adding to his long-time record of cracking down on homosexuality. “If you do it [in The Gambia] I will slit your throat,” President Yahya Jammeh said in a public speech in the Wolof language, cited by VICE News. “If you are a man and want to marry another man in... 

12 injured in Boko Haram attack on Nigeria school

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Witnesses and security officials say at least 12 people have been critically injured when a gunman opened fire outside a school in Nigeria’s violence-plagued northeastern state of Yobe. Multiple students at the College of Administrative and Business Studies (CABS) in the city of Potiskum, situated about 575 kilometers (350 miles) northeast of the capital, Abuja, said the gunman arrived at around... 

214 Nigerian girls rescued from Boko Haram pregnant

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Takfiri terrorist group Boko Haram, showing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The United Nations (UN) says at least 214 young women and girls recently rescued from the the camps of the Jihadist Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria are pregnant. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA)’s executive director, Babatunde... 

Nigerian Army Rescues Hundreds of Women and Girls from Boko Haram Captivity

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The Nigerian army on Tuesday rescued 200 girls and 93 women who had been kidnapped and taken hostage by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The women were rescued during the Nigerian army’s offensive to take back the Sambisa Forest from Boko Haram, the army announced on Twitter. “Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa Forest. We cannot confirm if the Chibok girls... 

Vandalism of apartheid-era statues sparks fevered debate in South Africa

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How South Africa confronts symbols of its difficult past are being discussed in newspaper columns, television talkshows and mainstream politics. A 112-year-old statue of Queen Victoria has become the latest colonial or apartheid-era monument to be vandalised in South Africa, raising fears that a racially charged debate over the country’s heritage could spiral out of control. Splashes of green paint... 

Mystery Disease claims 18 lives in southeast Nigeria

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At least 18 people have been killed in a southeastern Nigerian town due to a “mysterious” disease which kills in less than 24 hours, government says. “Twenty-three people (were affected) and 18 deaths were recorded,” AFP quoted the Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju, as saying on Saturday. Earlier in the day a government spokesman, Kayode Akinmade, had put the number... 

'I don't want to see a white face' Zimbabwe president tells SA journalist

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Racist “president” Robert Mugabe’s apparent disgust at seeing a “white face” has elicited mixed reactions from people on social networking site Twitter. Mugabe was in Soweto on Thursday visiting the Hector Pieterson Memorial. Exiting the museum, he was cheered by locals. In a video clip taken by the SABC, Mugabe is seen walking past the crowds when the national broadcaster’s television... 

71 Chadian soldiers killed fighting Boko Haram terrorists

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Members of the Boko Haram terrorist group at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. The Chadian army says 71 soldiers from the Central African country’s units of government forces have been killed and 416 others injured during the two-and-a-half months of fighting with Nigeria-based Boko Haram Takfiri militants. Chad’s army chief, General Brahim Seid, told reporters in the capital, N’Djamena,... 

France declassifies Rwandan genocide documents

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Preserved human skulls exhibited at the Genocide memorial in Nyamata, inside a Catholic church where thousands were slaughtered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. France has declassified documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. A decision to declassify documents concerning Rwanda and the genocide, which claimed at least 800,000 lives, was made on Tuesday, said a source in President Francois... 
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