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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Parliamentary polls postponed to June amid unrest: Burundi president
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed parliamentary elections for a week from May 26 until early June, as police on Wednesday battled hundreds of protesters, wounding at least one person, in continuing unrest over the president's bid for a third term in office.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual attacks against detainees since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, using them as a "cynical political strategy" to crush opposition, a rights group charged Tuesday.
Atalanta: Model in fight versus people smugglers
The hulking P-3C Orion aircraft prepares to take off from a military base in the Horn of African nation of Djibouti, on the latest mission hunting pirates off Somalia's coast.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Heavily armed soldiers were deployed in Burundi's capital on Monday to quell persistent street protests against the president's bid for a third term, which sparked a coup attempt that was foiled last week.
Nigeria's military on Sunday claimed it had overrun 10 Boko Haram camps in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold, a day after the Islamists struck at a crowded bus station in the northeast, killing seven.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Egyptian authorities Sunday hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.
A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu, the state medical director said of the latest in a string of attacks this week by Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists.
Dwarfed by warships and giant cargo vessels, the small wooden boats that brave the dangerous crossing between the Horn of Africa and Yemen are a lifeline for the desperate thousands fleeing war.
The United States slammed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for "unconscionable" remarks, after the West African leader reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country.
Africa: 'the next China' for contemporary art
Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art -- a glut of potential buyers.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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