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07 January 2019 7:45 AM We've seized control of govt 'to restore democracy', says Gabon army

Soldiers in Gabon have appeared on state television saying they have launched a coup in the west African country. Early Monday an army soldier, flanked by two others holding guns, read out a statement saying the military has seized control of the government "to restore democracy" to the country. Residents of the capital, Libreville, report that military 94

03 January 2019 4:30 PM US airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabaab extremists

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 10 members of the al-Shaabab extremist group. The US Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Wednesday near Dheerow Sanle to "diminish al-Shabab's freedom of movement and to increase pressure on the terrorist network." This is the first reported US airstrike of the year in Somalia 99

03 January 2019 10:19 AM 'Uncompromising freedom fighter' who brokered taxi peace

Former Gauteng transport MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu has been remembered as a dedicated man, who committed his life to the provision of basic services. Mosunkutu was honoured during a special official provincial funeral at the Zoe Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto, on Thursday. The former MEC died on Christmas Eve, aged 69. His family said he had been ill for a number 95

28 December 2018 5:43 PM Militia chief in DRC blamed for multiple rapes arrested

A notorious Democratic Republic of Congo militia chief whose men have been accused of systematic rapes has been arrested, the army said on Friday. Isaac Chirambiza was seized on Tuesday with three of his men in a military operation in South Kivu province, regional spokesperson Captain Dieudonne Kasereka told AFP. One soldier died in the operation, which 83

24 December 2018 8:08 PM Christmas festivities begin in West Bank town of Bethlehem

Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace 106

24 December 2018 4:30 PM Egypt says its security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

Egypt says its security forces have killed 14 militants in separate shootouts in the city of el-Arish in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula. A Sunday statement said eight militants were killed when security forces stormed the hideout of a "terrorist cell" in a remote part of el-Arish. The forces later gave chase to six more militants who fled the scene 123

21 December 2018 5:13 PM 27 000 Eritreans 'seeking refugee status' in Ethiopia

More than 27 500 Eritreans have filed for refugee status in Ethiopia since the two countries reopened their joint border in September, according to EU documents seen by AFP on Friday. More than 24 000 people from northern Eritrea have applied for refugee status at Endabaguna, in the Ethiopian border region of Tigray, and another 3 500 have done so in Afar region 85

20 December 2018 1:27 PM Egypt says it killed 8 militants who planned holiday attacks

Egypt says security forces have killed eight militants and detained four more who planned attacks on minority Christians during the upcoming holiday season. In a Thursday statement, the Interior Ministry says the 12 belonged to "Hasm," which it says is an armed faction of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group removed from power in 2013. It said two of the eight 92

19 December 2018 8:07 AM Nigerian soldier killed in latest Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram jihadists killed one soldier and injured another in an attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, the latest attack in the region, military sources said on Tuesday. Jihadists in four trucks fitted with anti-aircraft guns stormed the base in Mairari village close to the garrison town of Monguno on Monday briefly seizing it, said the sources 63

17 December 2018 2:00 PM US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

The US military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabaab extremist rebels. In a statement issued on Monday, the US military's Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on December 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on December 16 which killed 28. All the air attacks 58