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Nigerian army opens fire on Muslim protesters.

Nigerian army opens fire on Muslim protesters.

Nigeria’s military has opened fire on hundreds of Muslim protesters calling for the release of imprisoned cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who is still in prison despite a 2016 high court ruling ordering his unconditional freedom. Nigerian soldiers attacked hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as they took part in the march [&hellip

189 Feared Dead in Indonesia Plane Crash, Adding to Country’s Troubling Record.

189 Feared Dead in Indonesia Plane Crash, Adding to Country’s Troubling Record.

Jakarta, Indonesia — A plane carrying 189 people from Jakarta to a smaller Indonesian city crashed into the Java Sea on Monday, prompting hard questions about the safety of the skies over a vast island nation dependent on air travel. Lion Air Flight 610 had been flying north from the capital, Jakarta, to the city [&hellip

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks.

Two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and “several others” wounded in two attacks in northern and central Mali, the UN mission in the west African country has said. MINUSMA said troops “repelled a complex attack” on Saturday at their base in Ber, 60km east of Timbuktu, launched from several trucks armed with “rocket launchers, [&hellip

DRC opposition parties agree to name unity candidate by mid-November.

DRC opposition parties agree to name unity candidate by mid-November.

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition parties agreed on Thursday to name a single unity candidate by mid-November to run against President Joseph Kabila’s choice in December elections. Tensions are running high before the long-delayed December 23 vote to chose a successor to Kabila, who bowed to international pressure this year to step aside after [&hellip

5 killed, hundreds injured in latest Gaza border protests.

5 killed, hundreds injured in latest Gaza border protests.

Five Palestinians died and hundreds more were injured after protests erupted for the 31st Friday in a row along the Gaza border with Israel. According to the Israeli Defense Force, 16,000 people gathered along the fence with Israel. Some threw firebombs and grenades, while the Israelis responded with live ammunition. “IDF troops operated in the [&hellip

Egyptian officials: Roadside bomb kills 3 workers in Sinai.

Egyptian officials: Roadside bomb kills 3 workers in Sinai.

Egyptian security officials say a roadside bombing has killed three workers contracted to build a security wall in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish. The officials say another 10 workers were wounded in the explosion on Thursday. The officials blamed a Daesh affiliate, which is active in that part of the Sinai Peninsula, for the [&hellip

Sudan signs deal to lift partial ban on Egyptian goods.

Sudan signs deal to lift partial ban on Egyptian goods.

Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir on Thursday lifted a 17-month long ban on agricultural imports from Egypt, during an official visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to Khartoum. “I signed today a decision cancelling the ban on imports of Egyptian products,” Bashir told reporters after meeting with Sisi. He also said the two countries had [&hellip

Ethiopia Gets Its 1st Female President.

Ethiopia Gets Its 1st Female President.

Ethiopia’s parliament has made Sahle-Work Zewde the country’s first female president. And while the role is largely ceremonial, her appointment carries power in what it signifies. Sahle-Work, an experienced diplomat, is the first female head of state in Ethiopia’s modern history. In June, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Sahle-Work as special representative to the African [&hellip

Zimbabwe opposition calls for ‘dialogue’ to fix crisis.

Zimbabwe opposition calls for ‘dialogue’ to fix crisis.

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa called Tuesday for a transitional emergency government to resolve the worsening economic and political crisis engulfing the country. A foreign currency shortage in recent weeks has sparked the worst economic crisis with supplies of fuel, food and pharmaceuticals drying up. “The first thing is for this nation to go [&hellip

ICC trial of LRA leader only part of search for justice in Uganda.

ICC trial of LRA leader only part of search for justice in Uganda.

A former senior commander of a Ugandan rebel group is standing trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Dominic Ongwen, a leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, is facing 70 charges, including war crimes and murder. The rebel group he led is linked to the deaths of 100,000 people, and the abduction of 20,000 children [&hellip