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25 Apr
At least 80 people have died in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in southeastern Nigeria, emergency officials say. The disaster highlights the country's problems with oil theft amid high levels of poverty.
25 Apr
Burnt cars and vans were strewn across the site of a blast on Sunday which occurred at an illegal oil refinery depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states.
20 Mar
Officials said the theater's bomb shelter, where hundreds of civilians had been hiding when an airstrike hit, withstood the attack. Survivors are believed to be trapped underneath.
27 Feb
A blast tore through a busy restaurant in the Somali town of Beledweyne, killing at least 14 people. Jihadist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
8 Feb
US probe concludes that a lone bomber was responsible for the 2021 Kabul airport blast that killed 183, as thousands tried to flee Afghanistan when the Taliban seized power.
26 Jan
On 27 January 2002, Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, witnessed one of the biggest disasters that have ever hit the state and country. 20 years after, the memory is still fresh. A continued blast at the military cantonment in Ikeja left many dead. The bulk of the victims did not die under the exploding shells. Most were hauled from canals into which they jumped or were driven - some still in their cars - by the huge crowds fleeing the shrapnel descending from the sky.
25 Jan
The bulk of the victims did not die under the exploding shells. Most were hauled from canals into which they jumped or were driven - some still in their cars - by the huge crowds fleeing the shrapnel descending from the sky. Full video: January 27
22 Jan
Authorities have sent aid to Apiate, the town that was devastated by a massive blast on Thursday. At least 13 people were killed in that explosion, which happened when a truck carrying dynamite for a nearby mine blew up after a collision with a motorcycle. We also head to Bamako, where former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was laid to rest... and to Senegal, where we take a closer look on what's at stake in upcoming local elections.
22 Oct 2021
Blast and fire kill 16 at Russian chemicals plant
15 Oct 2021
Heavy fighting claimed at least six lives and left dozens wounded in Lebanon's capital as an escalation of tensions around last year's massive portside explosion turned parts of Beirut into a war-zone. The army deployed tanks and troops to quell street battles that sparked memories of the 1975-1990 civil war for a city already traumatised by last year's blast disaster and Lebanon's worst-ever economic crisis.
12 Oct 2021
At least four were killed in the attack on the governor's convoy. Both he and the environment minister, who was also in the vehicle, survived.
8 Oct 2021
Dozens of people are believed to have been killed in an apparent suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.

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