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Burundi rebels announce force to oust president

Burundi faces mounting regional pressure to accept African Union peacekeepers it calls an “invasion force”, diplomats said Wednesday, with the issue a key point of talks due in Uganda next week. The 54-member African Union said last week it would send a 5,000-strong force to halt violence that has sparked fears Burundi is sliding back towards civil war, and has pledged to send troops despite Burundi’s fierc ...

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Blood and terror in Ethiopia as security forces crackdown protesters

Wolenkomi (Ethiopia) - Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce crackdown on protesters. Blood seeped through a sheet covering one of the bodies on the road outside Wolenkomi, a town just 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. "That was my only son," a woman sobbed. "They have killed me. ...

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Fear grips Lamu’s Pandaguo Village as man stumbles on armed Al-Shabaab fighters

Residents of Pandaguo Village in Lamu are living in fear after a 22-year-old man Monday reported to have come into contact with suspected Al-Shabaab militants when he went to harvest honey in Boni Forest. Mr Musa Genje said he found himself in the hands of six heavily armed men who harassed him and even threatened to kidnap him but later released him. “I had left my home in Pandanguo Village to go into the ...

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19 killed in Djibouti as security forces raid religious gathering

A Djibouti opposition group said at least 19 people were killed in clashes with police that began when people were marking a religious celebration, while the government said just nine people were wounded when police fought armed individuals. The rival accounts made it difficult to determine what was precisely the cause or the number of casualties from the clashes early on Monday in the tiny Horn of Africa n ...

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Burundi crisis: African Union plans to deploy peacekeepers

The African Union (AU) has announced a plan to send 5,000 peacekeepers to protect civilians in Burundi, even without the government's consent. The proposal was approved by the AU's Peace and Security Council but will need to get the backing of the UN. On Thursday the AU said it would not allow genocide to take place in Burundi. But Burundi said if the AU sent troops with the government's consent it would co ...

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Protests in Ethiopia leave at least 40 dead

Several people were killed during protests in the Oromia region of Ethiopia on Tuesday, according to media reports. The protests were in response to the government’s plan to develop farmland into a new business zone. The protests are the most recent clash between members of the Oromo ethnic group and the Ethiopian government.  Since November several demonstrations exploded across 30 cities in the country le ...

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Burundi defends security forces, sees no need for peacekeepers

Burundi has dismissed criticism of its security forces, saying they acted professionally after insurgents attacked military bases in the capital, and also said there was no need to send foreign peacekeepers to the African nation. The U.N. Security Council has considered actions that include sending a peacekeeping force to deal with Burundi's crisis, which pits supporters of President Pierre Nkurunziza again ...

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5 policemen wounded by a roadside bomb on Kenya-Somali border

A Kenyan official says a roadside bomb suspected to have been planted by extremist in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, near the Somali border, wounded five policemen, three of them seriously. The attack comes a day after one Kenyan soldier died and two others were wounded in an ambush in Mandera by al-Shabab Islamic extremists from Somalia. The official, who insisted on anonymity because he was not auth ...

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Death toll from day of clashes in Burundi capital rises to nearly 90

Nearly 90 people were killed during Friday's clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said on Saturday, the worst outbreak of violence in Burundi since a failed coup in May. Blasts and gunfire echoed around Bujumbura for most of Friday and residents said officials spent the day collecting bullet-riddled bodies from city streets. There was no fighting overnight and the capital's streets were calm on Saturd ...

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Kenya closes stone quarries in border region amid terror threats

Kenyan authorities on Tuesday ordered all quarries in Mandera County near the Somali border be closed and all workers vacate the places due to terror threats. The police directive comes at a time when the stone miners have become targets of the Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab, with the latest attack in July claiming 14 lives in Mandera county. On December 2, 2014, 36 miners were killed by Al-Shabaab ...

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