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German military helicopter crashes in Mali, two peacekeepers killed

A German military helicopter assigned to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali crashed in the West African nation's desert north on Wednesday, killing the two crew members, the German military said. The Tiger helicopter crashed...

Over 850 Kenyans in Rwanda to take part in homeland’s presidential election

About 850 Kenyans living in Rwanda will head to their High Commission in Kacyiru to cast their vote in the Kenyan General Elections slated for August 8, according to the embassy, the New Times...

Ethiopia to open new camp for South Sudanese refugees

Ethiopia is set to open a new camp for South Sudanese refugees in a bid to cope with rising number of people running from a brutal civil war. The new refugee camp to be located...

Somalia government to take control of airspace after 26 years

Engineers are doing last minute system installation at one of Somalia's new airspace control centers - once the initial phase is completed, this will be the country's first modern air traffic control center -...

Somalia army prepares to take over national security from AMISOM

Somali authorities have been meeting in Mogadishu to lay groundwork for Somalia to take control of its own security from the African Union. This comes after Al-Shabaab's most recent attack in Mogadishu where a vehicle...

UK gives green light for travels to most parts of Tunisia

The UK government says it is no longer advising its citizens against travelling to Tunisia. The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said risk to British nationals travelling to Tunisia has changed, and that they can now...

UN names three investigators to probe Kasai killings

The United Nations has named three human rights experts to take charge of an international investigation into the killings and other crimes in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This move is...

UN refugee agency appeals for extra $9.5 million to assist Nigerian returnees from Cameroon

The United Nations refugee agency has appealed for an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in northeast Nigeria, owing to an unexpected surge in self-organized returns of Nigerian refugees mainly from Cameroon...

UN chief condemns Nigeria’s suicide attacks, calls for justice

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned this week's suicide attacks in north-eastern Nigeria. At least eight people were killed in camps for internally displaced persons near Maiduguri. Guterres has urged the Nigerian government...

Oral HIV/Aids pills could be replaced by injectable drug

Scientists have revealed that the daily oral HIV/Aids pills could be replaced with injectable drug that will be given six times a year. If approved the injectable formulation of HIV medicines could offer a highly...