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Sunday 26 October  
  • Bashir agrees to Friday summit with S. Sudan: media

    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has agreed to attend a summit on Friday with his South Sudanese counterpart to push stalled economic and security deals, official media said.

    The meeting, which the SUNA news agency said is slated for the ...

  • Ivory Coast mourns after 60 dead in New Year stampede

    The Ivory Coast on Wednesday began three days of national mourning after a stampede among crowds gathered for celebratory New Year's Eve fireworks in Abidjan left at least 60 dead and dozens injured.

    An AFP journalist saw many injured chi...

  • Ten dead in Angola New Year stampede

    Ten people, including four children, died and 120 were hurt in a stampede at an evangelical vigil in the Angolan capital Luanda on New Year's Eve, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

    It quoted civil protection spokesman Faustino Sebastiao...

  • Fires leave 4,000 homeless in Cape Town

    Several unrelated fires ripped through informal settlements in Cape Town killing at least three people and leaving at least 4,000 homeless on New Year's Day, officials said.

    "The cause of these fires has not been established, however it i...

  • 14 killed as Nigerian troops clash with Islamists: army

    Nigerian troops clashed with militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Tuesday, in an incident that left one soldier and 13 insurgents dead, the army said.

    "At about 1600 hours (1500 GMT) today, tr...

  • Region sends troops to help embattled C. African army

    The countries of central Africa began sending reinforcements Tuesday to protect the Central African Republic's capital from rebels who control much of the country and are demanding the departure of President Francois Bozize.

    Gabon, Congo-...

  • DRC's Kabila pledges national unity talks for early 2013

    Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila made a New Year's pledge to jumpstart national unity talks, calling them a "condition of our survival" amid a conflict involving several rebel groups in the east.

    He spoke after the UN ...

  • UN Security Council sanctions DR Congo rebels

    The United Nations Security Council has placed sanctions on M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and their alleged Rwandan allies the FDLR, diplomats said Monday.

    The move freezes the assets of entities or individuals linked...

  • Attackers kill 15 at Nigerian church service: official

    Attackers have stormed a church service in a town in Nigeria's volatile northeast and killed 15 people in the latest such violence targeting Christians in recent days, an official said Monday.

    "We received information from our personnel i...

  • 60 dead in I. Coast New Year's celebrations

    At least 60 people died and dozens were injured in Abidjan as crowds stampeded overnight during celebratory New Year's fireworks, Ivory Coast rescue workers said Tuesday.

    The head of military rescue workers, Lieutenant Colonel Issa Sako, ...

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