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Tribal Clashes Kill More Than 50 in Sudan’s West Darfur State

Authorities in Sudan say at least 50 people are dead and more than 100 others injured after three days of clashes between ethnic groups in West Darfur. Sudan’s military has vowed to restore peace to the region. The clashes between Arab and Masalit tribes began a few days ago in El Geneina, the capital of […]

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South Sudan Archbishop Dies; Remembered as Promoter of Peace

The retired Catholic archbishop of South Sudan, Paulino Lukudu Loro, died Monday in Nairobi at the age of 80. The archbishop served for 30 years and was hailed by many in South Sudan for his efforts to promote peace during the country’s long civil war. The Reverend Father Samuel Abe, spokesperson for the Catholic Archdiocese […]

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Officials: Clashes in Disputed Zone Kill Dozens of Ethiopian Herders

Dozens of herders have been gunned down along the border of two regions in northeast Ethiopia, officials said Tuesday, a fresh flare-up in a long-running dispute over contested land. The bloodshed in territory claimed by both the Somali and Afar regions highlights security woes facing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that extend well beyond the ongoing […]

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‘Significant’ Number of Rebels Killed in Retaking of Mozambican City, Military Says

A “significant” number of rebels were shot dead by Mozambican forces in operations to retake the northeastern city of Palma, which fell into the hands of jihadi groups after a bloody attack March 24, the military said Sunday. “It is not yet over … but a significant number of terrorists have been shot,” the commander […]

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Medics: Tribal Clashes in Sudan’s Darfur Kill 18

Tribal clashes in Sudan’s restive Darfur region have killed at least 18 people and wounded 54, a local doctors’ committee said Monday. “The committee recorded 18 fatalities and 54 wounded, who are receiving medical care at Al-Jeneina Teaching Hospital,” the West Darfur Doctors’ Committee said in a statement, citing clashes on Saturday and Sunday. “On […]

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More Than 1,800 Prisoners Escape After Nigeria Prison Attack

More than 1,800 inmates have escaped after a heavily armed gang attacked a prison in southern Nigeria using explosives, correctional authorities said Monday. It is one of the West African country’s largest prison breaks. The attackers blasted their way into the Owerri prison in Imo state, engaging guards in a gun battle and freeing inmates, […]