1129 GMT March 20, 2018
Four Egyptian soldiers, 10 gunmen killed in Sinai
Egypt's military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 Daesh members were killed in a military operation in Sinai against the terror group.
Gunmen attack army headquarters, French embassy in Burkina Faso
Nearly 30 people, including civilians and soldiers, have been killed when gunmen launched a coordinated attack in Burkina Faso's capital, targeting the army headquarters and the French embassy.
Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists kill two soldiers in northeastern Nigeria
At least two Nigerian soldiers have been killed and four injured in an ambush by Takfiri militants from the Boko Haram terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria.
Nigeria admits missing girls have been ‘abducted’
More than 100 girls missing for a week after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria have been kidnapped, the government says for the first time.
Cameroon official kidnapped in restive northwest
An administrative official was snatched over the weekend from one of Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions in the second such kidnapping in a fortnight, state media reported on Monday.
Strikes shut down Guinean capital
Thousands of young people erected barricades and blocked traffic in the Guinean capital Conakry on Monday with markets and schools shut as mass strikes gripped the city.
Congo police kill protester in church-led march against Kabila
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others during church-led demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila on Sunday.
Egypt presidential race starts with Sisi favorite to win
Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi likely to romp to victory in the absence of a serious challenger in the two-candidate race.
Official: Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45
The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday.
Listeriosis outbreak kills 172 in South Africa
Listeriosis in South Africa has killed 172 people since the start of last year, officials say, as the country struggles to contain the world's largest reported outbreak of the disease.
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