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  • Boko Haram use Lake Chad island area as hideout
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:05

    Boko Haram use Lake Chad island area as hideout

    Boko Haram militants attacked an island on Niger?s side of Lake Chad but the army repelled them after heavy fighting, residents and security sources said on Saturday.

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  • Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:59

    Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organisation funding appeal: TRFN

    ROME - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday.

  • Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:57

    Guinea bets on mining for post-Ebola economic recovery

    CONAKRY - Guinea's economy is likely to take a $2 billion hit from a regional Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 10,000 people, and the country is relying on mining to drive growth once the virus is contained, the finance minister said.

  • Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:56

    Final results of Lesotho polls reveal no clear winner

    MASERU - The final results of Lesotho's general elections revealed no outright winner as the ruling party narrowly edged out its nearest rivals, data on the website of country's electoral commission showed on Wednesday.

  • Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:55

    U.N. Security Council sets up South Sudan sanctions regime

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday established a sanctions regime for South Sudan but stopped short of imposing worldwide travel bans and asset freezes on officials in the conflict-torn country or an arms embargo.

  • Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:54

    Ten migrants die in Mediterranean, hundreds rescued

    ROME - At least 10 migrants trying to reach Italy died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean, the coast guard said on Wednesday.

  • Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:53

    Tunisian army kills two Islamist militants near Algerian border

    TUNIS - Tunisian police killed two Islamist militants during clashes near the Algerian border, where the military has been targeted previously in ambushes, the army said on Wednesday.

  • Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:52

    Former allies sue Mugabe and ZANU-PF party for breaching rules

    HARARE - Two former allies of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe whom he fired last year are suing the 91-year-old leader and his ZANU-PF party for unfair dismissal and for breaching the party's constitution, court papers seen by Reuters showed.

  • Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:51

    Abandoned villa now a symbol of Boko Haram losses in former stronghold

    DIKWA, Nigeria - A black and white Boko Haram flag still flutters on top of a deserted villa in the Nigerian town of Dikwa, overlooking a courtyard filled with dirty mattresses and charred vehicles.