Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state’s governor said Tuesday.
Nigerian governor: 279 kidnapped schoolgirls freed
Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the northern state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state.
Kidnappers release Nigerian schoolboys as search for abducted girls continue
Eritrean soldiers fighting across the border in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people in a massacre last year in a likely crime against humanity, Amnesty International said Friday.
Eritrean troops killed hundreds of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray: Amnesty
Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a number of schoolgirls, estimated to be more than 300, from the town of Jangebe in northwest Nigeria early on Friday, the second such kidnapping in little over a week.
Kidnappers abduct hundreds of schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria
At least 7,000 people who fled escalating ethnic violence in western Ethiopia have sought asylum in neighboring Sudan, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, amid heightened tensions between the two Eastern African nations.
UN: Thousands flee Ethiopia violence, seek asylum in Sudan
Thousands of demonstrators defied a heavy police presence in Algiers on Monday for a march to mark the second anniversary of a mass protest movement that convulsed Algeria before the COVID-19 pandemic forced it off the streets.
Thousands rally in Algiers on second anniversary of protest movement
Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and two other people were killed on Monday in an attack on a United Nations convoy in eastern Congo, Italy's Foreign Ministry and park authorities said.
Italian ambassador among three killed in attack on UN convoy in DR Congo
Nigeriens went to the polls on Sunday in the second round of a presidential election that is expected to usher in the first democratic transition of power since the West African nation gained independence from France in 1960.
Niger votes in presidential runoff to usher in first democratic transition
Africa surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 as the continent praised for its early response to the pandemic now struggles with a dangerous resurgence and medical oxygen often runs desperately short.
Africa reaches 100,000 known COVID-19 deaths as danger grows
A Democratic Republic of Congo official said more than 200 people are missing after the boat they were on sank on the Congo River, claiming the lives of at least 60 people in the country’s western Equateur province.
At least 60 dead, over 200 missing in Congo River accident

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