Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a report that Kenyan security forces raped, beat and assaulted civilians during the recent election turmoil across the East African country.
Kenyan forces raped, killed, maimed, looted civilians: Rights group
A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 13 police officers, officials said.
Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in police academy attack in Somali capital
South Africa's High Court has rebuked President Jacob Zuma for challenging the recommendations of the country's corruption-fighting Public Protector for a graft probe against him, ordering the president to appoint a judicial inquiry into state influence-peddling within 30 days.
South Africa's top court rebukes Zuma over graft probe
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution that could extend his rule over the landlocked East African country until 2034.
Burundi's president launches campaign to extend rule until 2034
Russia has reportedly asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for authorization to supply light arms and ammunition to the embattled armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR).
Moscow seeks UNSC’s nod to supply arms to Central African Republic
At least four people have been killed and several others injured in an explosion at a camp for people displaced by militancy in northeastern Nigeria.
Blast kills four people in northeastern Nigeria, MSF says
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that at least 400,000 children could starve to death in the conflict-wracked Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) within months without emergency intervention.
400,000 children in DR Congo could starve to death within months: UNICEF
The United Nations on Tuesday warned that more than 400,000 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are severely malnourished and could die within months without emergency intervention.
UNICEF: 400,000 children in Congo could die from hunger
The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Monday it would refer Jordan to the UN Security Council for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited Amman in March.
ICC reports Jordan to UN Security Council for not arresting Sudan’s Bashir
A wave of anger against a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has spread from Asia, through the Middle East, to North Africa, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to denounce the controversial move.
US Jerusalem move: Fury spreads from Jakarta to Rabat

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