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Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Aug. 20.
BRUSSELS – Agence France-Presse
European Union leaders will push their wary African counterparts to help tackle the migration crisis at a summit in Malta this week, offering them billions of euros in aid in exchange for cooperation
A Turkish model has filed a lawsuit against the Moroccan ambassador to Ankara and organizers of a soirée at the Moroccan embassy, claiming that was insulted by the ambassador’s wife and beaten by fashion designers
JUBA - Reuters
A Russian-built cargo plane carrying some passengers crashed on Nov 4 after taking off from the airport in South Sudan's capital, killing at least 41 people who were on board and others on the ground, an official and a witness said
CAIRO - Reuters
Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said they were behind suicide bombings near the Nigerian capital Abuja which killed at least 15 people, a statement on Twitter said on Oct.4.
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
At least 12 people were killed in the Somali capital on Nov. 1 after Shebab gunmen used a vehicle packed with explosives to blast their way inside a hotel, police said.
OUAGADOUGOU - Reuters
The leader of a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, General Gilbert Diendere, was handed over to authorities on Oct.1 after seeking refuge in the Vatican embassy, sources in the transitional government said on Oct.1.
PRETORIA - Reuters
Oscar Pistorius, South Africa's "Blade Runner", was released on parole late on Oct. 19, just short of a year into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013
NIAMEY – Reuters
Islamist Boko Haram militants operating out of Nigeria raided a village across the border in southern Niger and massacred at least 15 civilians, Niger security sources said on Sept.25.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Moroccan Embassy to Turkey in Ankara has refuted claims that a Turkish model was insulted by the ambassador’s wife and beaten by fashion designers at an event organized by the embassy five months ago.
The president of Burkina Faso was back in charge on Sept.23 and said he would resume overseeing a transition to democracy, ending a coup by presidential guard soldiers who took him hostage last week.