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11 Nov
The new charges levied by Myanmar’s military junta mean that Danny Fenster, who has been detained since May, could now face a life sentence.
29 Sep
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells the United Nations that no country should exploit the turmoil in Afghanistan for its own advantage after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed for nations to work with the Taliban.
25 Sep
With an increase of attacks from Boko Haram, ordinary people in northern Cameroon have banded together to stop the militants from terrorizing their villages. But there are many challenges facing the local vigilante members, who are putting themselves at risk for others.
21 Sep
A Rwandan court finds former hotelier Paul Rusesabagina guilty on charges of terrorism. The 67-year-old is credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, which inspired the Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda". His family say Rusesabagina was kidnapped and dismiss the nine charges against him, including terrorism, as payback by a vengeful government for his outspoken views.
23 Jul
Tanzania's main opposition party says its leader and other members could be charged with terrorism after sweeping arrests that have drawn international concern. Also, Madagascar says it has foiled an attempted assassination plot targeting President Andry Rajoelina. Two French citizens are among those arrested in the probe.
16 Jun
The charges come after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the murders "a terrorist attack motivated by hatred."
13 May
The federal government says it will prosecute 400 Nigerians for allegedly funding terrorism
24 Apr
Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno was a major figure in the battle against Islamist extremists in North Africa. His death this week, officially from wounds on the battlefront, leaves the fight without a key ally.
10 Apr
Mahmoud Ezzat, a top leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, is believed to have incited violence following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
1 Apr
Nigeria, one of Africa’s largest counties as well as economy is battling with insecurity. And for over a decade, it has struggled to address the devastating jihadi insurgencies and terrorism by Boko Haram and the Islamic State.
31 Mar
Authorities say they have opened an investigation into the exiled opposition figure over allegations she plotted to stage explosions in Minsk and other cities. Her spokeswoman dismissed the claims as "absurd."
31 Jan
The main suspect in Germany's most prominent far-right political assassination since World War II has closed his defense in court. He and his alleged accomplice have been linked to the National Socialist Underground.

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Clashes erupted in Nairobi after a Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage on Tuesday (December 7) and then shot and killed himself, a senior police officer and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said. The officer first shot and killed his wife at their home before setting off with his service-issued AK-47 rifle to shoot dead another four people, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on its Twitter account, describing the shooter as a "rogue officer".
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Thousands of Sudanese protest across the country in a show of anger over a government deal that reinstated the prime minister but gave the military majority control. Also, Gambia's president wins re-election, but the opposition is crying foul. One competitor has since accepted the result, but two others are refusing to. Finally, protesters take to South African beaches in opposition to oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say the project endangers marine animals and tourism.
1 day ago
The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Germany's next chancellor, has presented his Cabinet ministers for the new government, to be sworn in on Wednesday. He offered a few surprises.
1 day ago
Austria's ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he is stepping back from politics. His successor, Alexander Schallenberg, has also announced his resignation.
1 day ago
At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire on Tuesday at the main prison in Burundi's capital Gitega, the country's vice president said. Twelve died of asphyxia as they tried to flee the burning buildings and 26 died of severe injuries, Vice President Prosper Bazombanza told reporters at the Gitega Prison after the fire. Video Credit: Sos Médias Burundi
1 day ago
Governments and international organizations have said Myanmar's most prominent pro-democracy figure did not receive a fair trial, and accuse the ruling junta of sacking the rule of law in a bid to hold power.