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    ICC hands Ugandan LRA commander ‘White Ant’ 25-year jail term

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 11:53pm on May 06, 2021

    The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, to 25...

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    Mali woman gives birth to nine babies

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 11:13pm on May 05, 2021

    A Malian woman gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco on Tuesday and all nine babies are ‘doing well’, her government said, although Moroccan authorities had...

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    35, including 20 soldiers, killed in Nigeria ISWAP attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 11:23am on May 05, 2021

    Jihadists have killed 35 people, including five troops and 15 militiamen, in two attacks in Nigeria’s troubled northern Borno state, sources told AFP Tuesday...

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    16 Niger soldiers killed, one missing near Mali: official

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 11:18am on May 03, 2021

    Sixteen Niger soldiers have been killed and another is missing after an ambush against a patrol in the Tahoua region near the Mali border, local...

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    Niger army kills 24 suspected terrorists: government

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 10:57am on May 03, 2021

    Niger troops killed 24 ‘suspected terrorists’ after they sought to escape after being captured in the west of the country, the government said on Sunday.

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    Over 600 Europe-bound migrants returned to Libya: navy

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:15am on May 03, 2021

    More than 600 migrants hoping to reach Europe from Libya have been stopped since Friday, the navy said, as the International Organization for Migration warned...

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    Rivals kill Nigeria kidnap kingpin

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 02:24pm on May 01, 2021

    A Nigerian bandit chief who led the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren has been killed in armed clashes with a rival gang, days after reneging...

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    Three foreign journalists killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Updated at 05:42pm on April 28, 2021

    Three European journalists — two Spanish and one Irish — have been killed in an attack on an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso, officials said...

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    Thieves kill nine cops in NW Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 11:40am on April 27, 2021

    A gang of cattle thieves have killed nine policemen in a shootout in Nigeria’s north-western Kebbi state, police told AFP Monday.

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    11 killed in jihadists attack in northeast Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 11:20am on April 25, 2021

    At least 11 civilians were killed when IS-aligned jihadists invaded a town in northeast Nigerian Yobe state, an official and residents told AFP on Saturday...

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