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Nigeria suicide blast leaves fatal casualties

Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency

Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed

The group is found during a joint police and army operation after they were kidnapped on Wednesday. BBC News – Africa

Couple wed week after FB meeting

It was a day before New Year’s Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a wife. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed

Merera Gudina is the first of more than 500 prisoners the government has said it will release. BBC News – Africa

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

The mother of a child model caught up in an H&M racism row says her family has had to move house. BBC News – Africa

Pretoria says it will formally protest US President’s ‘shithole’ remarks

South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” comments, according to its foreign ministry. CNN.com – RSS Channel –

South Africa’s ANC leader Ramaphosa urges unity as Zuma booed

The new head of South Africa’s ruling party Cyril Ramaphosa vows to tackle corruption and the economy. BBC News – Africa

Ethiopia court jails members of outlawed group Ginbot 7

More than 30 people are sentenced to long terms for belonging to a group wanting to overthrow the government. BBC News – Africa

Nigeria’s Benue clashes: Mass burial after farmer-Fulani clashes

More than 70 buried in Nigeria as security forces are deployed to the violence-ravaged region. BBC News – Africa

Egypt using death sentences to ‘settle scores’

The number of civilians sentenced to death in Egypt’s military courts leapt from 60 in 2016 to at least 112 in 2017, according to two independent rights groups. CNN.com –

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