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3 policemen injured in suicide bomb attack in eastern Algeria


Three police officers were injured late on Sunday as a suicide bomber blew himself out near a police station in the eastern province of Constantine, local media reported.

Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya, 13 in shipping container


The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.

Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health.

Top news items in major S. African media outlets


The following are news items in South African major media outlets on Wednesday.

Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh leaves power after 22 years, goes into exile


Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out Saturday (Jan 21) from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.

West African military halt Gambia operation, issue Jammeh deadline


West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh to step aside.

Air strike on displaced camp in Nigeria "kills 52"


At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.

Another UN peacekeeper killed by attackers in Central African Republic


A UN peacekeeper from Bangladesh was fatally shot by attackers in Central African Republic, UN spokesman Stephan Dujarric said Friday.

Tunisia confirms returning of 800 terrorists in 5 years: minister


​Tunisian Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub said Tuesday that 800 terrorists including 30 women have returned to the country from the conflict zones, from 2012 to 2016.

Egypt to receive new year with remaining economic, security challenges


​As the countdown is ticking for receiving the new year 2017, Egypt bids farewell to 2016 with remaining economic and security challenges in addition to ups and downs in its foreign relations, particularly with its leading oil-rich Gulf ally Saudi Arabia.