At least 8 killed in Burundi capital, residents say police behind killings

NAIROBI - At least eight people died in shootings in Burundi's capital Bujumbura overnight, an administrator said, and explosions rang out in several districts, the latest in a series of attacks to hit the city since a disputed presidential election.

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Two blasts on outskirts of Nigerian capital Abuja, official says 02 Oct 2015

ABUJA - Two bombs went off on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja late on Friday, an official said, the first such incident in over a year.


Nigeria's ex-oil minister Alison-Madueke arrested in London - sources 02 Oct 2015

LAGOS/ABUJA - Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on Friday, a source from Nigeria's presidency circle and another with links to her family said.


Somalia hopes to redirect more military in anti-militant fight - PM 02 Oct 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Somalia must bolster its police presence in towns retaken from the al Shabaab militant group in order to free its overstretched military to focus on offensive action, the prime minister said in an interview on Friday.

Boko Haram fighters kill two Niger soldiers, wound four in ambush 02 Oct 2015

NIAMEY - Boko Haram Islamist fighters killed at least two Niger soldiers and wounded four others in an attack on a village near the Nigerian border, army officers said on Friday.

Belgium slashes aid to Burundi government, EU sanctions hit 02 Oct 2015

BRUSSELS - Former colonial power Belgium said on Friday it would halt some aid to the government of Burundi in protest at President Pierre Nkurunziza's disputed third term as leader of the central African country.