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Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital June 25, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor
BAMAKO - Agence France-Presse
Mali's warring factions on June 18 looked close to signing a landmark peace deal to end years of unrest after pro-government militia leaders agreed to evacuate a flashpoint town and the government dropped arrest warrants for several rebels.
ACCRA - Agence France-Presse
At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said June 4.
JOHANNESBURG - Agence France-Presse
The South African government has a week to explain to judges why it defied a court order barring the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from leaving the country
NOUAKCHOTT - Agence France-Presse
Al-Qaeda's North Africa arm has claimed responsibility for two attacks against the United Nation's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Mali this week, the Mauritanian Al-Akhbar news agency reported May 31.
N'DJAMENA - Agence France-Presse
Twenty-three people were killed and over 100 injured in twin suicide bombings targeting police in the Chadian capital June 15, with the government blaming Boko Haram militants for the bloodshed.
A clash between Chad's army and Boko Haram on a Lake Chad island has killed four soldiers and 33 Islamists, a military spokesman said May 29
JOHANNESBURG – Agence France-Presse
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on June 15, dodging a court order for him to stay as judges weighed up whether he should be arrested over alleged war crimes and genocide.
ABUJA - Reuters
Three decades after he first came to power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on May 29 as elected President of Nigeria, giving him control of an African giant struggling with slowing economic growth and a raging Islamist insurgency.
A South African court issued a temporary ban on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leaving the country on June 14 after the International Criminal Court called for him to be arrested at a summit in Johannesburg.
TUNIS - Reuters
A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on May 25, killing an officer and two others and wounding 15 more before being shot dead himself, Tunisian authorities said
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