Conflict/Tragedy

By IndepthAfrica
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 27th, 2012
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has suspended an upcoming summit with South Sudan following a series of fresh clashes between the two countries on Monday. President Bashir had been set to travel to Juba on April 3 to discuss disputes about oil revenues and border issues with his South Sudanese coun...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2012
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Mogadishu – Gunmen shot dead a Somali radio reporter in the northern Galkayo region, the latest in a string of attacks on journalists in the war-torn country, colleagues and witnesses said on Monday. “He was heading home on Sunday evening when gunmen stopped him, before shooting him bruta...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 5th, 2012
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Brazzaville – Stunned residents of Congo’s capital surveyed damage caused by deadly blasts at a weapons depot on Sunday that levelled homes, destroyed military barracks and blew out windows in a neighbouring city. “I experienced the apocalypse,” said Jeanette Nuongui, the sole...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2012
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Witnesses in the Republic of Congo’s capital say at least three explosions rattled Brazzaville early Sunday. There has been no confirmation of casualties. Diplomatic and government officials say the blasts came from a munitions depot just outside Brazzaville. Witnesses say a plume of smoke coul...
By IndepthAfrica
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 2nd, 2012
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At least 10,000 people have fled northern Nigeria for neighbouring Niger and Chad to escape a military sweep targeting members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, officials said on Thursday. Niger’s government said that at least 10,000 of its citizens had returned from northern Nigeria over ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2012
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Yenagoa – Gunmen on Thursday opened fire and killed four marine policemen on patrol on waterways in Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s Bayelsa home state, state police spokesperson said. “We lost four of our officers today in an attack launched by unknown gunmen. The policemen w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Feb 13th, 2012
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s chief adviser was killed and his finance minister injured in an airplane crash near the eastern town of Bukavu on Sunday, government officials said. The accident, the latest in a country with one of the world’s worst air safety record...
By benim
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Feb 8th, 2012
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MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber killed at least 11 people Wednesday in the war-torn Somali capital Mogadishu when he detonated an explosive-laden vehicle near the presidential palace, officials said. “There was a heavy explosion, a car full of explosives was detonated. At least 11 people were kille...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 5th, 2012
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Egyptian protesters have clashed with police in the capital Cairo for a fourth straight day. The protesters are demanding an accelerated presidential election and early handover of power from the ruling military council to a civilian government. Hundreds of riot police guarding Egypt’s interior...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 4th, 2012
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The number of people killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces in the wake of a deadly soccer riot rose to 11 on Saturday, according to a field doctor and a security official, as demonstrators in Cairo kept up their calls for an end to military rule and retribution for those killed in the socce...