Seven UN peacekeepers killed in fight against DRC rebels

The United Nations says seven of its peacekeepers have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in a military operation with government forces against rebels in the country’s Ebola-hit northeast. Several DRC soldiers were also killed or wounded in Wednesday’s joint operation targeting Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the Beni region, North Kivu, according[…]

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Latest CAR clashes leave 13 people dead

Thirteen people have been killed in a town in Central African Republic, a local doctor said on Sunday, as the toll from sectarian violence that has sparked fears of genocide continued to rise. The clashes took place in Bria, in the centre of the country 450 kilometres from the capital[…]

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Missing woman found buried under house

The decaying remains of a Khayelitsha woman who disappeared while celebrating her 21st have been found buried under a half-built house. Anelisa Dulaze went missing on January 31, after going out with friends to a tavern in Town Two to celebrate her birthday. Last month community members led a march[…]

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Bail postponed after woman is beaten to death

A man accused of beating the mother of his four-month-old child to death will spend Christmas behind bars. The bail application of Andrew Makeleni, who appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, was postponed to January 8. The State has indicated they would oppose his release. The decision was[…]

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2 Palestinians killed in Gaza demonstrations

Two Palestinians were killed and at least 100 others injured as Israeli forces opened fire at demonstrators in the Gaza Strip on Friday, medical sources said. Ashraf al-Qidra, Gaza’s Ministry of Health spokesperson, said that Yahiya Abd al-Qader Farhat, 24, was killed after being shot in the head by Israeli[…]

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Senior Nusra Front commander killed in Syria

An air strike by Syrian government forces has killed a senior commander of al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, the group and state media have said. The SANA state news agency said Abu Hammam al-Shami, also known as al-Farouq al-Suri, was killed in a special army operation in Idlib[…]

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At least 60 journalists killed in 2014

At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, and 44 percent of them were targeted for murder, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. An “unusually high proportion,” or about one-fourth, of those killed were international journalists, though the overwhelming[…]

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ANC councillor killed in Philippi

An ANC ward councillor and SA National Civics Organisation member has been killed in Philippi, Cape Town police said on Tuesday. “Last night at about 9.15pm a 53-year-old man who was a member of Sanco, Mr Charles Thembisile Kanku, and a woman were shot at on the driveway of Bongolethu[…]

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