Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

Media captionIraqi federal police advance towards disputed city of Kirkuk Iraqi government forces have entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters. Thousands of people fled the city ahead of the Iraqi advance. The Iraqi military moved into Kirkuk three weeks after the Kurdistan Region held a controversial independence […]

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. […]

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu At least 276 people are now known to have died in a massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane is meeting victims, tweets Somali ambulance service Aamin Ambulance. Officials say some […]

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Image copyright Jacklyn Reierson, MAF Image caption The family lives in a remote village in western Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then flown to the […]

Liberia election: Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off

Liberia election: Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off

Image copyright Reuters/ EPA Image caption George Weah (L) and Joseph Boakai will go head-to-head in a presidential run-off Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia’s presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday’s poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first […]

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

Media captionThe death toll continues to rise after the deadly blast A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. […]

Somalia: At least 137 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 137 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe death toll continues to rise after the deadly blast A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 137 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. […]

Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second […]

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rescuers used a cable to pull the wreck towards the shore A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, close to Abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. The wreckage of the turboprop plane, which was carrying ten people, was swept toward a beach where rescuers […]

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to dormitories at the school in Lokichogio on […]

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