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Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town, witnesses say. Residents of Damboa town told the Associated Press news agency on Friday morning that Boko Haram fighters attacked the town at dawn, throwing ...

Senegal’s president has sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure, who has only been in power since September, less than a week after her ruling party was beaten in local elections. ...

Striking South African engineering and metals workers have rejected an improved wage offer to end the country’s largest-ever strike, firms say, as the stoppage begins to affect the vital car-manufacturing sector. ...

A suicide car bomb has killed at least five people in an attack at the entrance of the Somali parliament, witnesses told AI Jazeera. The blast yesterday killed at least three soldiers and two civilians, a source at the scene said. A sixth person was shot dead by soldiers as he ...

CAIRO – An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison yesterday, the court’s judge said, for inciting violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year. ...

A massive fire has destroyed more than 400 vehicles carrying fuel and oil for US-led forces near Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, police say. Afghan police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzai said Saturday that the blaze broke out overnight at a truck terminal near the town of ...

Ban Ki-moon Nairobi −The United Nations is determined to help Kenya and other countries in Africa fight “terrorism” following a series of deadly attacks, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday. Speaking in the capital Nairobi, he said he had talked with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ...

Khartoum – Lawyers for a Sudanese Christian woman who has sought refuge at the US embassy will seek dismissal of forgery charges against her so she can then leave Sudan, one of them said yesterday. “Tomorrow (Sunday) we will submit a request to the prosecution to dismiss the ...

KADUNA – An explosion overnight in a brothel in the northeastern Nigerian city of Bauchi killed 11 people and wounded 28, police said yesterday, with suspicion likely to fall on the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The initial statement sent by text message said the cause ...

Bangkok – A Thai prison inmate died after swallowing 20 condoms filled with methamphetamines, a report said yesterday. Investigators suspected that one or more of the condoms burst inside his stomach and caused the death, the Bangkok Post reported. Each of the 20 condoms ...