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17 August 2018 12:57 PM PICS: South Sudan's child soldiers hope for life after war

By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed. "I shot people. We all did," said Baba John. "I received a gun and was told how to shoot and point the gun. I don't remember how many I shot but there were many." A murderous time for Baba John began with a life-or-death 18

15 August 2018 9:28 AM Zim: Mnangagwa files opposing papers to MDC's election challenge

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly filed his opposing papers to the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's petition challenging his victory in the just ended elections. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mnangagwa's lead defence counsel, Advocate Lewis Uriri confirmed on Monday that the opposing 25

06 August 2018 7:26 PM Three Burundi soldiers killed in ambush: police

At least three Burundian soldiers were killed and five others injured in an attack outside of the capital Bujumbura at the weekend, police and media sources said on Monday. According to SOS Medias Burundi, a collective of independent journalists, an army truck was ambushed on Sunday night in the town of Gihanga, 15km from the capital. "A truck with about 63

06 August 2018 10:19 AM Brazil's right-wing candidate picks general as running mate

Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro picked an army reserve general on Sunday to be his running mate for Brazil's October elections. Bolsonaro, who is the candidate of the Social Liberal Party, announced his choice of reserve Gen. Hamilton Mourao, who belongs to the right-wing Brazilian Labuor Renewal Party. Brazilian political parties are small 76

31 July 2018 7:34 PM Nigeria Shiite cleric supporters acquitted of protest charges

A Nigerian judge on Tuesday cleared over 80 Shiite supporters of a pro-Iranian cleric of criminal charges linked to a violent protest in 2015, defence and prosecution lawyers said. Justice David Shiri Wyom at the Kaduna State High Court ruled in favour of the defence's no case submission, saying that the state did not present enough evidence to go ahead 38

30 July 2018 1:15 PM Nigeria army kills at least 16 Boko Haram militants in north

Nigeria's military says soldiers have killed at least 16 Boko Haram extremists after an attack in the country's northern Borno state. Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, said on Sunday that insurgents in three vehicles, including gun trucks, on Friday attacked the Mairari area village of Monguno. He said that soldiers and the air force 26

25 July 2018 12:05 PM Egypt says 13 jihadists killed in Sinai shootout

Egyptian police killed 13 jihadists in a shootout in North Sinai, an interior ministry source said on Tuesday, as Cairo conducts an operation against the Islamic State group in the region. The Egyptian army in February launched a sweeping push to rid the Sinai Peninsula of Islamic militants who have been waging a bloody insurgency. The deadly exchange 24

22 July 2018 12:46 PM Niger army says ten Boko Haram 'terrorists' killed

Niger's army said on Saturday it killed "10 terrorists" after one of its military positions in the southwest of the country was attacked by fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group. "In the night from Thursday to Friday, the military station of Baroua was attacked by the terrorist group Boko Haram," Niger's defence ministry said in a statement 50

21 July 2018 5:12 AM Fijian soldier of fortune shines for France at World Sevens

San Francisco - After a decade in the French Foreign Legion following his enlistment as a teenager, the pressures of professional rugby hold little fear for France sevens player Tavite Veredamu. The 28-year-old Fiji-born wing is one of France's main attacking threats at this weekend's World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, a tournament appearance which caps a meteoric 46

20 July 2018 12:20 PM Burkina Faso captures 60 extremists near Mali, Niger border

Burkina Faso's army says its counter-terror forces have captured at least 60 extremists along the border with Mali and Niger during operations conducted since July 8. The military said on Thursday its forces also dismantled several extremist bases and seized explosives. The border with Mali and Niger is home to jihadists who kidnap and kill officials 25