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Saturday, January 9, 2016
2 Austrians, 1 Swede wounded in attack in Egyptian resort
CAIRO -- Two suspected militants stabbed and wounded three foreign tourists -- two Austrians and a Swede -- at a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada on Friday, the Interior Ministry said.
Fifteen people died in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight when Hutu rebels from Rwanda attacked civilians in the latest ethnic killings in the region, authorities and the military said Thursday.
At least 140 people have been killed in Ethiopia over the past two months in a crackdown on anti-government protests sparked by plans to expand the capital into farmland, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Fourteen people were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight by suspected Rwandan rebels accused of repeated attacks in the area, local authorities and the military said Thursday.
At least 161 people, including nearly a dozen soldiers, were killed in cattle-rustling violence in Madagascar last year, authorities announced on Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
University in Kenya reopens after extremists murdered 148 people
A university where Islamic extremists killed 148 people nine months ago reopened on Monday, an event welcomed by many Kenyans as a victory against the jihadis.
Ivory Coast's justice minister on Monday gave details of President Alassane Ouattara's pledge to show leniency to 3,100 inmates, saying only a small portion of those selected were behind bars for deadly post-election unrest.
Monday, January 4, 2016
2 ex-premiers running neck-and-neck in CAR vote
Two former prime ministers are running neck-and-neck in presidential elections to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic, with nearly two-thirds of votes counted Saturday.
The United States hit out Saturday at Rwandan President Paul Kagame's intention to run for a third term, saying it was "deeply disappointed" and concerned by the move.
Twenty-five candidates out of 28 have been cleared to run in the first round of next month's presidential elections in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, the Constitutional Court confirmed in a ruling on Saturday.
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