The United Nations, the African Union, the European Union and the International Organization of La Francophonie have urged restraint and calm in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the government steps up its crackdown on opposition.
DR Congo urged to practice restraint amid violent crackdown
Militants of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on an oil pipeline in the south of Nigeria, declaring an end to a ceasefire with the government agreed upon a month ago.
Niger Delta Avengers declare end to truce with pipeline blast
Morocco made an official request to return to the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest at its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member.
Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after 32 years
Boko Haram Takfiri militants have killed at least eight people outside a church in northeast Nigeria.
Eight killed in Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria
Forces loyal to Libya’s powerful general, Khalifa Haftar, who is opposed to the country’s UN-backed government, have seized control of two key oil terminals in the north.
Forces loyal to Libyan general capture oil terminals
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale has jolted northwest Tanzania, with early reports saying that at least 11 people have been killed.
5.7-magnitude quake jolts Tanzania
A plane crash has left one Polish national dead and five others injured in Kenya's Rift Valley.
Plane crash leaves one dead, five injured in Kenya
The African Union plans to send a delegation to help resolve a crisis in Gabon where two opposing candidates claim to have won a presidential election last month, a spokesman for the pan-African body said on Tuesday.
AU to mediate in Gabon election crisis
Libyan politicians have started UN-brokered talks in Tunisia to discuss the power struggle between warring political parties and the threat posed by Takfiri militants who are undermining stability in the North African country.
UN-brokered Libya talks kicks off in Tunisia
Displaced civilians and religious leaders in war-torn South Sudan appealed to the UN Security Council to urgently deploy extra foreign troops as government ministers questioned whether more peacekeepers were needed in the capital, Juba.
Displaced S. Sudanese appeal to UN for more troops

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