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The United Nations said the peacekeepers were killed, and 25 others wounded, while repelling an attack.
The airstrike comes days after the Shabab claimed responsibility for an assault on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed at least 14 people.
The court backed an electoral commission’s result showing that the opposition candidate Félix Tshisekedi was the winner, rejecting a challenge from the runner-up.
The scale of the catastrophe became clear after three survivors who were rescued by the Italian Navy told aid workers 117 migrants had died in a wreck of an inflatable dinghy.
Rock music fans have emerged from the digital underground in Nigeria.
The organization called for the results to be postponed because of “serious doubts” over the conduct of the presidential vote.
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The assault which was claimed by the Shabab, an affiliate of Al Qaeda, killed at least 21 people, including a police officer.
Demonstrators clashed with security forces on the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, as they marched to the presidential palace to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. Some protesters and eyewitnesses reported that security forces had fired live rounds at them.
Demonstrators clashed with security forces on the streets of the capital in the latest demonstration against President Omar al-Bashir.
The dead now number at least 21, with six more bodies retrieved and a police officer succumbing to injuries. The victims include an American and a British national.
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday. The number of fatalities rose to 21 on Wednesday night, authorities said.
With its focus on black cultural contributions across the world, a museum opens amid a heated debate about reclaiming plundered art.
The Shabab group, which has ties to Al Qaeda, struck a luxury hotel and an office complex in Kenya’s capital.
Mr. Gbagbo is the first former head of state to be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
In the absence of intense international pressure or a public uprising, neither of which seems imminent, the outgoing president may be outgoing in name only.
The competition to build an oil refinery in Uganda is a case study in what America faces as it challenges China’s infrastructure lending program.
Martin Fayulu is demanding a manual recount, accusing the declared winner, Felix Tshisekedi, of a back-room deal with President Joseph Kabila.
An overturned oil tanker exploded in Cross River State while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, the police and witnesses said.