Saturday, March 6, 2021

Somalia: At least 20 people killed by suicide car bomb near restaurant in Mogadishu


At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded by a suicide car bomb just outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu late on Friday, an emergency services official said.

The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, witnesses and state-owned media reported.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels kill at least 10 civilians in east of the country


Fighters believed to be from the notorious Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the army said on Sunday.

At least eight people were decapitated in the village of Boyo in the northeast Ituri province, while two others were shot dead in Kainama village by suspected ADF fighters, army spokesman Lieutenant Jules Ngongo said.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Nigeria: Nigerian official says 279 schoolgirls released 4 days after mass-abduction


Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state’s governor said Tuesday. Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle announced that 279 girls were freed.

Gunmen abducted the girls from the Government Girls Junior Secondary School in Jangebe town on Friday, in the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African nation.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Nigeria: Hundreds of schoolgirls abducted in Jangebe town as gunmen attack nearby military site


Some 317 students were taken, less than two weeks after 42 people, including 27 students, were abducted in a similar incident.

More than 300 girls have been abducted from a boarding school in northern Nigeria in the latest in a series of student kidnappings in the country.

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Mali: Several soldiers killed in an attack near town of Bandiagara


Nine soldiers have been killed in an attack near the central Malian town of Bandiagara, in an area where armed groups are rampant, a military official has said.

Army and local officials had earlier spoken of a death toll of eight in the attack on a gendarmerie post which took place on Thursday night.

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