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EU funds African force to combat Islamist militants

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The European Union committed 50 million euros to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a multinational force to combat Islamist militant groups.

More than 60,000 migrants reach European shores in 2017

The organization has also recorded at least 1,530 deaths on the Mediterranean in 2017.

Militants attack Coptic Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt’s capital, killing at least 28 people, including two little children.

EU joins African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in climate deal push

The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) made the call at a UN climate change conference taking place in Bonn.

Ivory Coast on the brink of civil after nationwide army mutiny

Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast's two largest cities of Abidjan and Bouake as the military said it pressed an operation to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments.

EU urges Africans to demand more accountability from their leaders

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The European Parliament has appealed for strengthening of Africa's legislative organs like the Pan African Parliament (PAP).

School bus plunges into a roadside ravine in Tanzania

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Thirty-two school children, two teachers and a school bus driver were killed.

Boko Haram releases dozens of kidnapped Chibok girls

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The kidnapping 3 years ago was one of the high-profile incidents of Boko Haram's insurgency.

Growing African repression causes migrant exodus

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African countries are becoming increasingly repressive and causing more people to leave their homes.

Unofficial world record for Eliud Kipchoge, 25 seconds short of 2 hour challenge

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Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge was 25 seconds short of running the first marathon in under two hours on Saturday.

Millions at risk as famine grips parts of South Sudan

Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three UN agencies.

Only death will force power addict Mugabe to give it up

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was quoted as saying on Sunday that his ZANU-PF party and the people saw no viable successor to him for general elections in 2018.



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