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Africa

South Sudan cancels independence day events

Today at 11:27 AM, via News24

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation gripped by civil war, has cancelled its official independence day celebrations for the second year running.

Six killed in fresh clashes in eastern DRC

Today at 09:26 AM, via News24

Fresh clashes between government troops and a militia in Nord-Kivu province in the troubled east of DRC have left two soldiers and four fighters dead, says the army.

Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic

Today at 09:25 AM, via Reuters

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) – More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic’s capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said.

Egypt police says foiled church bombing

Today at 07:23 AM, via News24

Egyptian police say they foiled a church bombing by arresting a cell including the would-be attackers, two months after suicide bombers killed dozens of church goers in two attacks.

UN expert calls for DRC forces pullback

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via News24

A special advisor to United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged Congolese authorities to pare back their military presence in the restive Kasai region following an explosion of deadly violence in recent months.

Mourners return to Mali resort hit by jihadists

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via News24

The debris of the jihadist attack is still scattered for all to see: broken tea cups, charred mobile phones and upended chairs strew the once idyllic surrounds of this Malian ecolodge following last Sunday’s violence.

Egypt police foil church bombing

Yesterday at 19:44 PM, via eNCA

The Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the two church bombings in April and one in December that killed more than seventy people.

Africa: Leaders Adopt AU Charter On Maritime Security

Yesterday at 19:41 PM, via allAfrica

[Algerie Presse Service] Lome (Togo) -African heads of State and Government have adopted, Saturday in Lomé, the African Union Charter on the Maritime Security, Safety and Development during the AU Extraordinary Summit.

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