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Seven people killed in explosion in northern Togo

Seven people killed in explosion in northern Togo

SEVEN people were killed and two injured in an explosion in northern Togo on Saturday night the army said in a statement. The victims were all between the ages of 14 and 18, said a medical source at the regional hospital in Dapaong, who asked not to be named. The explosion occurred in the village of Margba, in the northern Savanes region where Togo declared a state of emergency last month due to rising insecurity. In May, eight soldiers were killed in the same region in what was thought to be the first deadly spillover of Islamist violence from neighbouring Burkina…
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Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

SEVEN people including a senior Cameroon government administrator and a mayor were killed in an ambush that involved an improvised explosive device (IED) in the country's restive southwest, the region's governor said. Bernard Okalia Bilai, governor of the South West Region, said the Sub-prefect of Ekondo Titi was on a tour of his jurisdiction when his convoy hit an IED and was then attacked by separatist fighters. "It was a terrorist attack. It was an ambush," Bilai told journalists, adding that the situation was under control. The region is one of two English-speaking regions in the Central African nation, where…
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Seven killed in crackdown on rallies in Sudan’s capital

Seven killed in crackdown on rallies in Sudan’s capital

KHALID ABDELAZIZ ORGANISERS of anti-military rallies in Sudan's capital Khartoum announced an escalation of protests after security forces used gunfire and teargas on Monday to disperse demonstrations against a coup and medics said seven people had been killed. Security forces fired volleys of tear gas as they blocked thousands of protesters from advancing on Khartoum's presidential palace, and several injured civilians could be seen bleeding heavily in the street, a Reuters witness said. They also fired live ammunition and stun grenades, said the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, a group of medics aligned with the protest movement, which reported seven…
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Landmine kills seven Niger electoral officials

Landmine kills seven Niger electoral officials

BOUREIMA BALIMA A vehicle belonging to Niger's electoral commission struck a landmine in the southwest of the country during yesterday's presidential election, killing seven people and seriously wounding three more, a local commission official told Reuters. Harouna Mounkaila, the vice president of the commission's local branch, said the incident took place in the rural commune of Dargol in the Tillabery region. Niger voted yesterday in the second round of a presidential election that is expected to usher in the first democratic transition of power since independence from France in 1960. Ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum is the favourite after leading…
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