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Nigeria military warned before major Boko Haram attacks: Amnesty

Screen grab from a video made on January 20, 2015 shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau delivering a message claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on the Nigerian town of Baga in January 2015.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lagos (AFP) - Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that Nigeria's military top brass were warned of brutal Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns of Baga and Monguno this month ut failed to t ...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack on hotel in Tripoli, Libya

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK, January 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General condemns, in the strongest terms, the attack that took place at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on 27 January. He ...

SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS HAILE TILAHUN GEBREMARIAM OF ETHIOPIA AS HEAD OF MISSION FOR ABYEI

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK, January 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Haile Tilahun Gebremariam of Ethiopia as the Head of Mis ...

Amla, Rossouw hit tons as South Africa make 361-5

South Africa's batsman Hashim Amla plays a shot during the 5th One Day International cricket match South Africa vs West Indies on January 28, 2015 in Centurion, South Africa.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Centurion (South Africa) (AFP) - Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw both hit centuries for the second time in the series as South Africa punished a lacklustre West Indian bowling attack in the fifth and fi ...

Crisis talks to save endangered rhino

Northern White Rhinos, Fatu and Nabiro, pictured at a zoo in Dvur Kralove, Prague, on  December 16, 2009.  By Michal Cizek (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ol Pejeta (Kenya) (AFP) - Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. There are only five norther ...

Tanzanian opposition chief charged with organising protest

Tanzanian opposition leader Ibrahim Lipumba waves supporters on October 28, 2010 at a rally of his Civic United Front (CUF) party in the capital Dar Es Salaam.  By Yasuyoshi Chiba (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dar es Salaam (AFP) - A top Tanzanian opposition party leader was charged Wednesday with holding political rallies without a permit, prompting fellow lawmakers to storm out of parliament in protest. ...

African Union vows Ebola fund as Oxfam calls for 'Marshall Plan'

Medical workers spray their protective gear at an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia on December 19, 2014.  By Evan Schneider (UN/AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Addis Ababa (AFP) - The African Union plans to launch an Ebola fund and disease control centre, officials said Wednesday, as aid agency Oxfam warned leaders needed to keep their promises to boost heal ...

Experts in crisis talks to save rare rhino from extinction

Northern White Rhinos, Fatu and Nabiro, pictured at a zoo in Dvur Kralove, Prague, on  December 16, 2009.  By Michal Cizek (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ol Pejeta (Kenya) (AFP) - Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. There are only five norther ...

Nigeria's Jonathan takes election campaign to key oil region

Taxi tricycles drive past campaign billboards and banners in Otuoke, the home town of Nigerian President and People's Democratic Party (PDP) election candidate Goodluck Jonathan in the Niger Delta region, on January 27, 2015.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Port Harcourt (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday took his re-election campaign to the Niger Delta, knowing that victory in the key region will help determine the winn ...

Somalia's Shebab urge more jihadi attacks in Europe

Four suspected Shebab fighters are detained by Somalian national soldiers following a gun battle in Mogadishu on December 26, 2014.  By Mohamed Abdiwahab (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia's Shebab militants, Al-Qaeda's main affiliate in Afric ...

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Nigeria military warned before major Boko Haram attacks: Amnesty

Screen grab from a video made on January 20, 2015 shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau delivering a message claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on the Nigerian town of Baga in January 2015.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lagos (AFP) - Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that Nigeria's military ...

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Boko Haram leader threatens Nigeria's neighbours, claims Baga attack

Boko Haram fighters parade with a tank at an unidentified location in this a screengrab taken from a video released by the Islamist extremist group on November 9, 2014.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the ...

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South Africa beat West Indies to win series

South African batsman Hashim Amla dives back to his crease during the third One Day International between South Africa and The West Indies at the East London cricket ground in East London, South Africa on January 21, 2015.  By  (AFP) Wednesday, January 21, 2015

East London (South Africa) (AFP) - South Africa beat the West Indies by nine wic ...

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Nigeria's Jonathan takes election campaign to key oil region

Taxi tricycles drive past campaign billboards and banners in Otuoke, the home town of Nigerian President and People's Democratic Party (PDP) election candidate Goodluck Jonathan in the Niger Delta region, on January 27, 2015.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Port Harcourt (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesd ...

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Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram in Maiduguri: military

.  By  (Illustration/AFP) Sunday, January 25, 2015

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigerian troops on Sunday engaged Boko Haram fighter ...

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