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Boko Haram has killed four women in a remote village in Nigeria's northeast in the latest attack by the Islamist group, local vigilantes assisting the military said on Saturday.
 
S.Africa's ex-apartheid conscripts help to mark Soweto uprising
Hundreds of South Africans, including former apartheid white conscripts, gathered at a stadium in Soweto on Saturday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising, a turning point in the anti-apartheid struggle.
 
The legal team for Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre has appealed the verdict handed down by a special tribunal that found him guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his time in power, one of his lawyers said Saturday.
 
'Starving to death': Boko Haram displaced facing food crisis
At least 10 people are "starving to death" every day in a camp in northeast Nigeria for people displaced by Boko Haram violence, highlighting warnings about a food crisis in the Lake Chad region.
 
Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people "enslaved", and should face international justice, the U.N. said Wednesday.
 
Floating hopes collapse
Residents work to dismantle the Makoko floating school after it collapsed in the Makoko fishing community on the Lagos lagoon, Nigeria June 8, 2016. No casualties were recorded in the incident.
 
Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an "unprecedented wave of brutal attacks," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that blames police for failing to tackle a scourge fueled by ritual practices.
 
NAIROBI - One man died and six were injured as Kenyan police opened fire on an anti-government rally on Monday in the western city of Kisumu, witnesses said.
 
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a female journalist in Somalia's capital Sunday, a radio producer at state-run Radio Mogadishu said.
 
A Burundian journalist was arrested over the weekend and handed over to the dreaded secret service, witnesses and his colleagues said Monday, expressing fears over his well-being.
 
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