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Easter blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill at least 207

The attacks were the worst act of violence to hit the country in the decade since the end of a bloody civil war that killed up to 100 000 people

At least 50 killed in Nigeria mosque suicide bombing

There have been no claims of responsibility for the suicide bombing, although authorities believe jihadi group Boko Haram is responsible

Somalia: Former al-Shabab militants share their story

Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave?

Paris, Brussels jihadist network: what we know

Following attacks in Paris and now Brussels, investigators continue to track down those responsible.

Fifteen killed in Brussels explosions (and counting)

Four days after the arrest of a suspect of the Paris attack that killed 130 people, blasts have gone off at Brussels airport and a metro station.

Survivors describe Boko Haram slaughter

Survivors of the Boko Haram massacre that took place around the town of Baga, Nigeria, describe the militants slaughtering some people "like insects".

Groenewald tried to rescue children before shootings

Werner Groenewald, the South African aid worker killed in Afghanistan, tried to protect his children from the gunmen after he was shot in the leg.

Fresh attack in Russia leaves many dead following suicide bombing

A day after a deadly suicide bombing at a train station in Volgograd, Russia, a blast in the same city has left 10 people dead.

Russia: Death toll rises after suicide-bomb attack

The death toll in Volgograd, Russia, has risen to 16 after a suicide bomber targeted a train station in the city ahead of the Olympic Games.

Iraqi security forces free hostages

Security forces in Iraq have freed hostages at a city council office and killed one suicide bomber, says an official.

China: Tiananmen crash might be suicide attack

Chinese authorities investigating what could be Beijing's first major suicide attack have been searching for two men from Muslim-dominated Xinjiang.

South Africa’s infantile foreign policy

The "global war on terror" and its awful sequelae seem very far away to most South Africans.

Scores killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

At least 50 people have died after a vehicle laden with explosives was detonated by a suicide bomber near government buildings in central Mogadishu.

Somali AU bases hit by simultaneous suicide attacks

Five simultaneous suicide attacks targeted African Union bases in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, officials have said.

North Afghan police chief killed in suicide blast

The police chief of northern Afghanistan had been among seven people killed in a suicide bombing at the Takhar governor's office.

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We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

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