Africa

HRW demands probe into Kenya police killings

More than 1,200 people have allegedly been shot dead in Kenya by police since 2009, monitoring group says. Kenyan police have been accused of more than 1,200 shooting deaths over the past five years amid calls for the government to

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Clashes in Cape Town as students demand free tuition

South African police fire stun grenades, water canon and tear gas at student protesters in southern port city. Students in the South African city of Cape Town have clashed with police during protest demanding free education across the country. Police

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Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court

African nation says ICC persecuting “people of colour” but ex-prosecutor says continent’s leaders covering up crimes. Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the Hague-based tribunal of “persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans”.

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Al-Shabab suicide bomber hits AU base in Beledweyne

Suicide bombing of “Djiboutian military base” in central Beledweyne region is latest in a campaign of deadly attacks. A suicide bomber has driven a vehicle loaded with explosives into an African Union military base in central Somalia, according to a

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Kenya attack: 12 killed in Mandera ‘by al-Shabab’

Raid targeting non-Muslims leaves 12 people dead in guest house in restive Mandera county near Somalia border. Kenyan police say 12 people have been killed in an attack targeting non-Muslims in Mandera county near the Somalia border. Mohamed Saleh, Mandera’s

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Twelve killed in attack in northeast Kenya – media

Twelve people were killed in an attack in Mandera in northeast Kenya on Tuesday by suspected Islamist militants from the Somalia’s al Shabaab group, Kenyan media quoted police as saying, the latest strike in an area by the militants. Privately-owned

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