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Pope Francis heads to Cairo for peace mission after spate of church bombings, as Isis proclaims Christians its favourite prey Rami Yasser Labib was at home when he heard gunshots in the street. His friend Wael Youssef, the owner of the downstairs grocery store, had been targeted by Islamic State militants. Three bullets killed him […]

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(CNN)He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo’s protected wildlife “are held responsible for their actions.” “Even if I or others are not able to (make this happen),” […]

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Attackers loyal to faction headed by Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, son of Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in north-east Nigeria, residents and vigilantes said. In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided the village of Pulka near the border with Cameroon where […]

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The ambush took place in Kasai Central where the UN is searching for missing US and Swedish investigators A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in an increasingly violent region where the United Nations is searching for missing American and Swedish investigators, according to a local official. Members of the Kamwina […]

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Twenty million people face starvation without an immediate injection of funds in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria, warns Stephen OBrien The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, a senior United Nations official has […]

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Adviser to new president claims exiled ruler plundered state coffers and shipped out luxury vehicles by cargo plane in the weeks before he left office Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser […]

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UK Foreign Office warns against all but essential travel to the Gambia after Senegal says it will act if president refuses to accept election defeat Tourists and Gambians have scrambled to leave the west African country after the Senegalese army said its forces would cross the border if long-time president Yahya Jammeh did not stand […]

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Agreement follows gunfire at barracks across country as rebels demanded large bonus payments Ivory Coasts government and rebel troops have reached a final deal at talks in Bouake, government sources said late on Friday at the close of a tense day which saw outbreaks of gunfire at barracks across the country. Soldiers in Bouake mutinied […]

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