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Nigeria: military says it destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps

(Reuters) - Nigeria's military destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps in the country's remote northeast on Sunday as it pressed on with an offensive against militant Islamist fighters now confined to a final hideout there,...

Uhuru Kenyatta asks Burundian president, Nkurunziza, to postpone poll

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has told Burundi leader Pierre Nkurunziza he should postpone a presidential election due next month after last week's failed military coup, Kenyatta's spokesman said on Monday. Manoah Esipisu said the two...

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother condemns Pistorius’ possible release

Johannesburg (AFP) - The mother of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend told a newspaper on Sunday it would be too soon to release the fallen Paralympian from prison as early as August for good conduct. The...

Egypt Executes 6 Militants with Links to Islamic State

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo last year, their lawyer said on Sunday.  The group, Sinai...

Sudan, Egypt Officially Inaugurate Border Crossing

Sudan and Egypt officially inaugurated Qastal-Ashkeet border crossing linking the two countries after a trial period of six months. Sudanese First Vice-President Bakry Hassan Salih and Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab cut the ribbon marking...

Islamic State recruits as Tunisia grapples with freedoms

(Reuters) Tunisian militants have fought in foreign wars for decades, from Afghanistan to Somalia to Iraq. But after the 2011 revolt against President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, hundreds of hard-liners were released from prisons,...

Milestone as 250 Girls Escape FGM

Some 250 young Maasai girls were yesterday attained womanhood in a traditional rite of passage that was conducted at Saunyi Village, in Tanzania, without undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The ceremony, which was held as...

Burundi President Appears in Capital, Warns of Islamist Threat

(Reuters)Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday made his first public appearance in the capital Bujumbura since an attempted coup last week failed to oust him from power, saying he was monitoring a threat posed...

IGAD Accuses S. Sudan of Waging War against Rebels

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has accused the South Sudanese government of launching a "full scale" war against the rebels, led by former vice-president Riek Machar, Sudan Tribune reported on Saturday. In a statement...

Burundi Takes 18 Suspects in Failed Coup to Court

Burundi took 18 people suspected of involvement in a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza to the high court on Saturday, relatives of some of the accused said. Earlier, about a hundred demonstrators took to...