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Armed militants wage war on Burkina Faso’s schools

A survivor tells of how Islamists carrying AK-47s arrived on motorbikes, forced fleeing children to lie on the ground and beat teachers before setting a building on fire

Juju’s words can hurt

Malema understands well the power of language

Palestinians say truce reached with Israel to end deadly escalation

Israel also lifted restrictions on civilian movements in communities around the Gaza border on Monday morning

Pakistan polio vaccine teams on edge after fatal attacks

Multiple polio vaccination workers in Pakistan have been killed in attacks targeting health workers in the country’s northwest earlier this week

The faceless insurgency in Mozambique that no one can explain

'I have never come across something like this before'

Double standards: Why is there no #Somalia?

Unlike other tragedies such as Las Vegas and Manchester, there has been no outpouring on social media for the deadly blast in Somalia.

Two dead in jihadist attack on tourist resort in Bamako

About 20 hostages freed by special forces

State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44

Two Coptic churches were attacked on Palm Sunday.

Crowd lynches and burns two Hutu women ‘militants’ in east of DR Congo

Interethnic tensions in the region surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians

Bombers’ links to Paris shootings raise intel questions

One of the el-Bakraoui brothers is believed to have provided ammunition and weapons for the Paris attacks.

‘It is all of Europe that is hit’

Belgium's neighbours have rallied in support after this week's 'acts of war' that shook Brussels.

Writers rally around the author who dared to admire Rushdie

"She would not have avoided a conversation. But debate, conversation and engagement are not possible in the face of violence."

South African pastor killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

A South African pastor and his two teenage children are the latest casualties of a spate of attacks by the Taliban across Afghanistan.

South Africans killed in attack on Kabul compound

The South African head of an organisation, his son and daughter, and one Afghan were killed in a Taliban attack on a compound for foreigners in Kabul.

Gazans wish for peace and a strong resistance

People in Gaza want the attacks to be over - but "we should finish with a strong resistance".

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