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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Famine in South Sudan war zones, aid blocked
Weeks after U.N.-backed experts warned that thousands are dying of starvation in South Sudan war zones, aid agencies say they cannot access areas to stave off famine because of "spiraling" violence.
Armed groups target elephants in Congo national park
The eight suspected poachers stood under a tree, apparently unaware they were being tracked by 10 rangers from Congo's Garamba National Park. But as the rangers approached, gunfire rang out from the tall grass nearby, where other heavily armed men were hidden. The dragnet swiftly turned into a desperate fight for survival.
Monday, November 9, 2015
9 killed in attack on bar in Burundi: witnesses
At least nine people were killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the latest violence in Burundi's capital, witnesses said Sunday, as security forces went door-to-door to disarm civilians in neighborhoods seen as opposition strongholds.
Russia and UK ramp up efforts to return tourists stuck in Egypt after plane crash
Moscow and London ramped up efforts Sunday to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort following the crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula.
A twin suicide bombing by women attackers in the flashpoint area of Lake Chad on Sunday killed two people and wounded 14 others, a security source in the Chadian capital N'Djamena said.
Niger's ruling party announced Saturday that President Mahamadou Issoufou will run for re-election next year.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Gunmen have shot dead at least seven people in an attack on a bar in the Burundi capital, forcing them lie on the ground before executing them, government officials said Sunday.
'No findings yet' from Russian plane crash probe
Egypt pushed back on Saturday against international suspicions a bomb downed a Russian plane in the Sinai, as intensifying restrictions on air travel threatened to cripple its vital tourism industry.
Morocco King Mohammed VI in a rare visit to disputed Western Sahara
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has vowed that revenues from the mineral-rich Western Sahara will continue to be invested locally, on a rare visit to the disputed territory.
Western countries have not helped over  war on terror: Egyptian foreign minister
Egypt's foreign minister complained on Saturday that Western governments had not sufficiently helped Egypt in its war on terrorism and had not shared relevant intelligence with Cairo regarding the downed Russian airplane that crashed last week in the Sinai, killing 224 people.
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