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Armed group kills 9 in DRC’s troubled eastern region

Suspected members of an armed group have killed nine civilians in an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) troubled east, according to government officials and the military. The massacre occurred overnight in the town of Oicha, in the Beni region of DR Congo, local administrator Donat Kibwana told the AFP

Cyber attacks: Uganda ranked most secure country in Africa

Uganda has been ranked the most secure cyberspace Country in Africa in the recently announced Global National Cyber Security Index. The National Cyber Index is a global organization which measures preparedness of countries to prevent cyber threats and manage cyber incidents. ”Previously 2nd in the 2017 ranking, the elevation to the number 1

Israel jails African asylum seekers refusing deportation

By Bethan McKernan Hundreds of detained Eritreans go on hunger strike as state begins much-criticised expulsion programme to third countries. Seven Eritreans who have had their asylum petitions rejected have been jailed indefinitely by Israel after refusing deportation to Rwanda. The men are the first to be detained since the Israeli authorities announced a initiative last November

African migrants in Israel opt for jail over deportation

  At a detention centre in Israel’s Negev Desert, African migrants facing deportation say they would rather be imprisoned than sent to a country they know nothing about. “I won’t go there,” Abda Ishmael, a 28-year-old Eritrean, said in excellent Hebrew outside Holot, an open facility housing some 1,200 migrants and set

Kagame, Netanyahu ‘agree’ on African deportation from Israel

By Mund Muguire Rwandan President Paul Kagame has said Kigali would take in immigrants deported from Israel provided the process complies with international law. President Kagame met with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday. After the talks, Mr Netanyahu’s office

Ugandan army kills 29 cattle raiders in three months

The Uganda army said on Monday it had killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya, in a military operation which has entered its third month. "There have been isolated cases of contacts and clashes between the UPDF (the Ugandan army) and the warriors. In all

A look at deposed African leaders and where they are now

DAKAR, Senegal — As shock continues over the fate of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who vowed to rule until death but now finds himself in military custody, here’s a look at other larger-than-life African leaders who spent years in power, then lost it.   GAMBIA’S YAHYA JAMMEH Jammeh took power in 1994 in