The death toll from a crackdown on New Year's Eve protests in Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 12, protestors said on Tuesday.
Protestors: Death toll from DR Congo violence now 12
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says security forces have shot dead at least eight protesters and injured about 100 others during anti-government demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Congolese forces shoot dead 8 anti-government protesters in Kinshasa: HRW
At least 5,247 Muslims have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency across the northeastern Adamawa state of Nigeria over the past four years, a group says.
5,247 killed in Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria's Adamawa since 2013: Report
Thirty people were killed and 16 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.
30 dead in central Kenya bus crash
Tens of thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets of the Togolese capital on Saturday, the latest in a series of mass protests against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe.
Thousands demonstrate in Togo to demand exit of President Gnassingbe
A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him two million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the Judiciary.
Egypt sentences ex-president Morsi, 19 others to jail
Twelve people died in twin attacks on Coptic Christians in the Helwan area south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, officials said.
A dozen die in Cairo church attack
Zimbabwe's former commander of the army, General Constantino Chiwenga, has been chosen as a vice president of the country.
Zimbabwean general who helped end Mugabe's rule becomes VP
Zimbabwe's ousted president Robert Mugabe will get a residence, a car fleet and private air travel as part of a new government-funded retirement package for former leaders, state media reported Thursday.
Zimbabwe gives ousted president retirement package
Recently retired army chief Constantino Chiwenga, who led a de facto coup last month that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, was installed as Zimbabwe’s vice president in Harare on Thursday.
Former Zimbabwe army boss Chiwenga sworn in as vice president

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