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Amnesty International says satellite footage and witness accounts offer damning new evidence that Nigeria's military killed hundreds of minority Shiite Muslims late last year.
NAIROBI, July 25 - Reuters
Obama has addressed a Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the start of the first presidential visit to Kenya, his father's homeland and the biggest economy in east Africa.
KAMPALA - Agence France-Presse
Ugandan police on July 9 arrested two top opposition leaders and presidential candidates hoping to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni in elections next year, police said.
DAKAR - Agence France-Presse
Chadian dictator Hissene Habre went on trial July 20 in Senegal, a quarter of a century after his bloodsoaked reign came to an end, in a trial seen as a test case for African justice
ALGIERS - Agence France-Presse
At least 22 people have died in fighting between Berbers and Arabs in southern Algeria, the bloodiest toll in two years of frequent clashes between the communities, national news agency APS reported on July 8
KANO - Agence France-Presse
At least 13 people were killed July 17 in triple blasts in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu as residents prepared to celebrate the Eid festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
JUBA – Agence France-Presse
The number of South Sudanese civilians sheltering in United Nations bases has risen above 150,000 for the first time in 18 months of civil war, the U.N. said on July 7.
Police released two Ugandan presidential challengers late July 9 after they were arrested for planning campaign rallies without permission.
JOS, Nigeria - The Associated Press
Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said July 6
GUERARA, Algeria - Agence France-Presse
Algeria was mobilising the army on July 9 after 22 people were killed in the worst ethnic clashes between Berbers and Arabs in years, as more details emerged of the violence.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on July 4 inside a church in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, killing five worshippers, a police officer and witness told AFP.
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