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Boko Haram violence forces a million children from school

Attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria and neighbouring countries have forced more than one million children out of school, heightening...

Car bomb blast outside shopping centre kills two in Mogadishu

Two people have died in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Police officer Ahmed Hassan said the parked car exploded outside a...

African troops free 900 hostages held by Boko Haram terror group

Troops have freed 900 hostages held by Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists, killed more than 100 fighters and arrested 100 others, Cameroon’s government said. Issa Tchiroma...

Boko Haram claims bombing of Shiite procession in Nigeria

Boko Haram extremists have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing of a procession of hundreds of Shiite Muslims and threatened more attacks on opponents...

Pope pays tribute to Christian martyrs at Ugandan shrine

Pope Francis has paid his respects to Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renouncing their faith, the latest group of martyrs from...

Two arrested over Mali hotel attack

Malian special forces have arrested two men over an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako which killed 19 people. An army statement...

We will not rest until the law of God governs in Tunis, says ‘IS’ statement

The so-called 'Islamic State' group has claimed responsibility for a bus attack in Tunisia which killed at least 13 people. In a statement posted online...

Troops drive Boko Haram out of school building

Nigerian troops have driven Boko Haram extremists out of an abandoned north-eastern primary school in a shootout that killed four militants. Insurgents were using the...

Nigeria hit by deadly suicide bombings

Suicide bombers killed at least 18 people in three dawn attacks including in a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, officials and...

Facebook satellite to bring internet to remote parts of Africa

Facebook is planning to launch a satellite to provide internet access to remote parts of Africa, the social network’s founder has said. Mark Zuckerberg announced...

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WWE star Road Warrior Animal has died at the age of 60. The wrester, real name Joseph Laurinaitis, was one half of the Road Warriors...
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