Burundi’s opposition figure and his bodyguard have been shot dead by gunmen, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.
Ghanaian celebrities lead demonstrations dubbed #DumsorMustStop, drawing thousands to the streets. Dumsor is a popular Ghanaian term used to describe persistent electric power outages currently facing the country.
LIBYA (Next Media) – As the EU struggles to cope with the surge in illegal immigrants arriving from conflict-stricken Libya, EU ministers have approved an operation that will establish a military force to combat human smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.
African migrants living in an Italian asylum centre speak about their experiences and hopes since travelling to Europe.
A Burundi army general says he had sacked Pierre Nkurunziza as president for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office, and was working with civil society groups to form a transitional government.
Hundreds of women take to the streets in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura to protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to run for a third term.
A 19-year-old woman was arrested after an attempt to smuggle an eight-year-old boy inside a suitcase through the border between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclave Ceuta.
Popular anti-authority preacher Jose Kalupeteka is paraded in front of the media in a yellow prison jumpsuit following a raid by Angolan police in Mount Sumi. Human rights activists say that more than 1,000 civilians were killed by the police and military in a siege aimed at crushing a group that has defied the government.
U.N. defends its decision to hand evidence over to French authorities from a 2014 investigation of allegations that French military personnel sexually abused children in the Central African Republic. A spokesman said the U.N. does not interfere with individual states’ legal systems and hopes France will bring any guilty parties to justice.
France investigates alleged child abuse by its troops in Central Africa, will take all necessary measure to make sure truth comes out.