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Car bomb kills at least 15 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

Egyptian soldiers regularly come under attack in the Sinai Peninsuala, where jihadists linked to the Islamic State group are waging a bloody insurgency.  By  (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - A car bomb killed at least 15 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula in one of several attacks Wednesday against the army in the violence-plagued region, a security official said. T ...

Cash crunch looms over Tutankhamun's 'new home'

Egyptian archaeologists move statues of pharaohs at the new Grand Egyptian Museum near the Giza pyramids in Cairo on June 4, 2015.  By Khaled Desouki (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - Egyptian curator Medhat Abdallah laughs when reminded of the "curse of Tutankhamun" as he cleans an ancient gilded bed found in the boy king's burial chamber nearly a century ago. The ...

Water point 'bank machines' boost Kenya slums

Local residents wait to fill their jerry cans with water at a distribution site in the Kibera slum of Nairobi.  By Tony Karumba (AFP) Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nairobi (AFP) - Around the world people use bank machines to access cash but in the Kenyan capital's crowded slums, people now use similar machines to access an even more basic requirement -- clean wa ...

Two French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry says.  By Kenzo Tribouillard (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Paris (AFP) - France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry ...

Nigeria's Buhari puts oil sector under the scanner

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives for a reception on the sidelines of a G7-summit in Munich, Germany on June 7, 2015.  By Armin Weigel (DPA/AFP/File) Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed to streamline the country's oil and gas sector to boost revenues and get Africa's biggest crude producer on a firmer financial footi ...

Votes counted in controversial Burundi polls as ruling party eyes win

Electoral officials gather in the courtyard of the administrative building of the Bwiza district of Bujumbura, where ballots are counted on June 29, 2015.  By Marco Longari (AFP/File) Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi election officials finished vote-counting on Tuesday, a day after internationally condemned polls boycotted by the opposition, with the ruling party expected to win ...

Statement by Minister Flanagan on terrorist attack in Cairo

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., has condemned the terrorist attack in Cairo which killed Egypt ...

The African Union strongly condemns the assassination of the Public Prosecutor of Egypt

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has learnt with shock of the terroris ...

Didier Reynders condemns attack in Cairo on Egypt's public prosecutor Hisham Barakat

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his condolences to the family and frien ...

'Boko Haram' attacks kill over 40 in Nigeria

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has led the Islamist militant group since 2009.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have shot dead at least 42 pe ...

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Burundi opposition to boycott elections

A man receives treatment at a hospital after being wounded along with seven other people in a grenade attack in Bujumbura on June 25, 2015.  By Marco Longari (AFP) Friday, June 26, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi's opposition parties announced plans Friday ...

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Ebola-hit Sierra Leone quarantines 31 health workers

The number of health workers infected with Ebola stands at 872, of whom 507 have died, since the epidemic broke out in southern Guinea in December 2013.  By Evan Schneider (UN/AFP/File) Thursday, June 25, 2015

Freetown (AFP) - Authorities in Sierra Leone quarantined three doctors and 28 nu ...

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Three killed in Burundi clashes ahead of polls: witnesses

People stand around a cluster of empty cartridges lying on the ground in the Jabe distirct of Bujumbura on June 28, 2015 after a night of intense shooting that saw a young man allegedly killed by police.  By Landry Nshimye (AFP) Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - At least three people were killed in Burundi overnig ...

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Dozens killed in multiple jihadist attacks

A member of Tunisian security staff is seen next to a swimming pool at the resort town of Sousse, on June 26, 2015, following a mass shooting attack.  By Fethi Belaid (AFP) Saturday, June 27, 2015

Paris (AFP) - A gunman shot dozens at a Tunisian beach resort, a suicide bomber ...

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Nigeria's president sacks board of state-run oil company

President Muhammadu Buhari gives an interview to Agence France-Presse at his hotel during the 25th African Summit in Johannesburg on June 14, 2015.  By Mujahid Safodien (AFP/File) Friday, June 26, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's president on Friday sacked the entire board of the corru ...

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