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Amnesty: Nigeria's slum demolitions leave 30,000 homeless
Amnesty International says as many as 30,000 people in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos are homeless after their community was set ablaze and demolished this week.
Local lawmakers in northeast Nigeria are investigating fresh allegations that officials have diverted food aid intended for people who have fled from Boko Haram.
South African parliament defeats motion to remove president
South Africa's parliament on Thursday defeated an opposition motion to remove President Jacob Zuma because of a series of scandals, including possible government corruption linked to the president and his associates.
Egyptian authorities have frozen the assets of a prominent human rights group that works with torture victims, the head of the organisation said on Thursday.
One killed, 32 injured in DR Congo blast
A seven-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 32 Indian U.N. peacekeepers were wounded Tuesday in an explosion in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world body said.
Gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers have killed 36 miners in northern Nigeria, the government and residents said Tuesday, the latest in a long-running series of such raids.
Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa, according to a report released Tuesday at U.N. climate talks in Marrakesh.
A young girl was killed and 31 Indian peacekeepers were injured Tuesday in a grenade explosion in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. said.
A peacekeeper from Togo and two Malian civilians were killed in an attack on a military convoy in Mali, rounding off a bloody week for foreign forces stationed there, a U.N. statement said.
In S. Africa's slums, this heat detector saves lives
On Jan. 1, 2013, a devastating fire swept in the New Year for people living in Khayelitsha, about 30 kilometers outside of Cape Town. Three separate fires engulfed nearly 1,000 shacks as strong winds spread flames faster than members of the community could react.
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