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Toll in Nigerian clashes now put at over 600
Nairobi/Abuja, Aug 2 (DPA) The death toll in recent bloody clashes in the town of Maiduguri and other northern Nigerian districts was stated by police and military sources Sunday to have been more than 600, well above earlier estimates of between 300 and 400.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 10:50:12 PM

37 killed in Zimbabwe road accident
Harare, Aug 2 (Xinhua) Thirty-seven people were killed Sunday when a passenger bus and a truck collided head on in northern Zimbabwe, police said.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 10:22:32 PM

37 killed in Zimbabwe road accident
Harare, Aug 2 (Xinhua) Thirty-seven people were killed Sunday when the passenger bus in which they were traveling collided head-on with a truck in northern Zimbabwe, officials said.

Sunday, August 02, 2009 8:47:13 PM

Guard commits suicide at Mandela's residence
Johannesburg, Aug 1 (DPA) A police guard committed suicide Saturday at the Johannesburg residence of former South African president Nelson Mandela, police said.

Saturday, August 01, 2009 10:44:18 PM

Nigerian police kill Islamist leader, face criticism
Nairobi/Abuja, July 31 (DPA) Nigerian police Friday hailed the killing of the leader of an Islamist sect as a victory over extremism, but human rights workers called for an investigation into his death.

Friday, July 31, 2009 9:40:53 PM

600 killed in Nigeria violence
Lagos (Nigeria), July 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 600 people were killed in clashes this week between the security forces and Islamist militants in Nigeria, the police said.

Friday, July 31, 2009 8:41:12 PM

Hillary Clinton to visit Africa next week
Pretoria, July 31 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit South Africa next week as part of her seven-nation tour of Africa, BuaNews Reported.

Friday, July 31, 2009 7:00:29 PM

Nigerian Islamists flee army onslaught: Report
Nairobi/Abuja, July 30 (DPA) Nigerian Islamists have fled an army onslaught after four days of fighting that killed over 200 people, media reports said Thursday.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:45:44 AM

Nigerian police lay siege to Islamist base
Nairobi/Abuja, July 29 (DPA) Nigerian security forces Wednesday laid siege to the compound of an Islamist leader whose followers have been battling police for four days.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 6:56:10 PM

Sudanese woman faces 40 lashes for wearing trousers
Nairobi, July 29 (DPA) A woman Sudanese journalist and United Nations worker could face up to 40 lashes Wednesday for wearing trousers.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 12:16:08 PM

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