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Three killed in Ivory Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police

Three people were killed when police clashed with former rebels who had blocked the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, to demand government compensation payments, according to a media report.

South Sudan president announces unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release

The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold.

1‚000% increase in terrorism activity in Africa since 2006

High rates of youth unemployment and a lack of formal basic education could be a possible link to growing terrorism on the African continent‚ a new report has found.
A mutinous soldier is seen in Bouake

Gunfire in Ivory Coast barracks after rebels 'apologise' for mutiny

Sporadic gunfire rang out overnight in a military barracks in Ivory Coast's second city of Bouake, where a mutiny erupted in January, according to a report.

Zimbabwe's 'odd couple' seeking to oust Mugabe

One is a female former teenage guerrilla fighter who became President Robert Mugabe's closest ally, the other is a battle-hardened opposition leader often dismissed as a busted flush.