Ethiopia's military is planning to enter the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle and "eliminate" rebellious forces, a top military official said late on Friday amid diplomatic efforts to end conflict in the country's north.
Ethiopia military says planning to 'eliminate' Tigrayan forces
At least 17 people were killed and scores injured when a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine in western Ghana collided with a motorcycle, setting off an explosion that flattened a rural community, the government said on Friday.
At least 17 dead after explosion in Ghana mining region
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The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed alarm at "multiple, deeply disturbing reports" of airstrikes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, saying at least 108 civilians had been killed since the start of January.
UN rights office decries Ethiopia airstrikes, says 108 killed this month
A car bomb exploded on a road leading to the airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, the head of the city's ambulance services said.
Car bomb in Somali capital kills at least eight people
Mali’s military-dominated government has “strongly” condemned “illegal” sanctions imposed on the country by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), adding that it has closed its land borders “with the states concerned”.
Mali ‘strongly condemns’ ECOWAS sanctions
Security forces fired tear gas Sunday as thousands rallied in Sudan's capital Khartoum and a neighbouring city, witnesses said, keeping up pressure on the military following a coup 11 weeks ago.
Sudan forces tear-gas anti-coup protesters
An estimated 200 people were killed and 10,000 displaced in attacks by armed bandits in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara following military air raids on their hideouts last week.
At least 200 dead in bandit attacks in northwest Nigeria
More than 100 people were killed in Nigeria’s troubled northern region, survivors told The Associated Press, as authorities continue to search for bodies and for suspects of the three-day violence.
Survivors: Over 100 killed in attack in Nigeria’s north
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned, six weeks after returning to his post in a deal with military coup leaders he argued could save a transition toward democracy.
Sudan’s PM quits after failing to restore civilian government

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