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Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela ally, dies

Ahmed Kathrada was one of South Africa’s revered anti-apartheid activists — and among the leaders who began charting a way forward for a post-apartheid nation. – RSS Channel –

Six Aid Workers Are Killed in South Sudan Ambush

The latest in a series of attacks on humanitarian workers is the deadliest since the country’s civil war began in 2013. NYT > Africa

Congolese Militia Beheads Dozens of Police Officers

A police convoy was ambushed by members of the Kamuina Nsapu militia, who then decapitated about 40 of the officers. NYT > Africa

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule

The commission will investigate abuses committed during ex-President Jammeh’s rule, minister says. BBC News – Africa

Mogadishu car bombing leaves 10 dead

Extremist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that police say killed 10 people Tuesday afternoon in Mogadishu, Somalia. – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

Warnings of a ‘Powder Keg’ in Libya as ISIS Regroups

Punishing strikes in December and January hurt the terrorist group, but it is exploiting the chaos and political vacuum gripping the country, American and allied officials say. NYT > Africa

All on board survive ‘miraculous’ South Sudan crash landing

A commercial plane made a crash landing in poor weather at an airport in South Sudan on Monday, causing several injuries — but no deaths. – RSS Channel –

Don’t forget us, says Chibok schoolgirl as third year of captivity approaches

A schoolgirl who escaped abduction by Boko Haram calls for the rescue of classmates still in captivity. BBC News – Africa

Attack on Somali migrant boat ‘kills 31′

It is unclear who was behind a helicopter attack which killed 42 refugees and injured 80. BBC News – Africa

Death toll rises after trash dump landslide in Ethiopia

The death toll has risen to 113, after several days of searching turned up more bodies following a weekend landslide at a massive landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

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