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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.
KHARTOUM - Agence France-Presse
Sudan summoned the head of the UN-African Mission in Darfur Friday over reports government troops had carried out a mass rape in the war-torn region, a foreign ministry official said.
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
A suicide bombing at a Shiite ceremony killed at least 15 people in northeastern Nigeria on Nov. 3 while 132 inmates were at large after a daring prison break.
A suicide bomb attack killed 47 students and injured 79 others on Nov. 10 as they gathered for morning assembly at their school in northeast Nigeria, a massacre likely carried out by Boko Haram, police told AFP.
OUAGADOUGOU - Agence France-Presse
Burkina Faso prepared for another day of mass protest Nov. 2 as opposition and civil society leaders challenged moves by the military to step into the power vacuum left by the ouster of president Blaise Compaore.
South African prosecutors on Nov. 10 aid that their request to appeal Oscar Pistorius's manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence would be heard on December 9.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Agence France-Presse
Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced on Oct. 31 that he was stepping down following violent protests demanding an end to his 27-year rule.
PRETORIA - Agence France-Presse
South African prosecutors on Tuesday appealed the verdict and sentence of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who was last month handed a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – The Associated Press
Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president's rule during his 27 years in power.
The Turkish government is set to send a motion to Parliament on the deployment of troops to the Central African Republic as part of an EU peacekeeping force
TUNIS - Reuters
Tunisia's main secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament in Sunday's election, while the Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Oct. 30.
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