Archive for August 10th, 2020

Seven Killed as Al-Shabab Inmates Fire at Somali Prison Guards

Somali security forces have shot dead four armed inmates after a fierce gun battle in Mogadishu’s central prison, security officials told VOA Somali. Three prison guards were also killed in Monday’s incident, officials confirmed. The inmates, all members of Islamist militant group al-Shabab, had obtained...
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6 French Aid Workers Among 8 Killed by Gunmen in Niger

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron condemned an attack Sunday by gunmen in Niger that killed at least eight people, including several French aid workers. The attack took place in Koure, only 40 miles from Niger’s capital Niamey. The French aid group ACTED said several...
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Army Says East Congo Militia Killed 16 Villagers

BENI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – A militia killed 16 people during a raid on villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said on Monday, in more ethnic violence that the United Nations has warned may constitute crimes against humanity. Attacks by various...
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Algerian Reporter Sentenced for Protest Reporting

A court in Algeria Monday sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to three years in prison after finding him guilty of inciting unauthorized demonstrations and endangering national unity. Drareni reported on many of the pro-democracy protests that took place in the country over the last two years....
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