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Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

Officials did not say whether the suspects were connected to the attack near the pyramids, but said three raids across the country took place simultaneously.

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Congo on edge as its first ever democratic transition looms
Analysis
Election

Congo on edge as its first ever democratic transition looms

Will the government’s underhanded tactics be sufficient for the current president's hand-picked successor to rule the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

  • by Konstantinos Snenton
Congo election unrest spikes; EU ambassador ordered to leave
Election

Congo election unrest spikes; EU ambassador ordered to leave

Ebola patients flee and police have fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse more than 100 people protesting against an election delay in the east.

  • by Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro & Saleh Mwanamilongo
Jazz musician doesn't drop a beat during brain surgery
Healthcare

Jazz musician doesn't drop a beat during brain surgery

Jazz bassist Musa Manzini was awake and strummed an acoustic guitar slowly as neurosurgeons operated on a brain tumour.

  • by Kimon de Greef
Magic, murder and the lost boys of Congo's long war
War

Magic, murder and the lost boys of Congo's long war

Tricked into fighting, forced to perform brutal rituals, and killed by the thousand in battle. Meet the child soldiers of the world's longest running conflict.

  • by David Wroe
The man who offers hope to blighted Congo pleads for the world to stay and help
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Election

The man who offers hope to blighted Congo pleads for the world to stay and help

The election in Congo holds out hope for the country's first ever democratic transition. But now it has been delayed again, and fears are growing.

  • by David Wroe
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Disney mauled for 'stealing' Lion King catchphrase from Africans
Cinema

Disney mauled for 'stealing' Lion King catchphrase from Africans

Disney has been accused of "colonialism and robbery" for trademarking the Swahili phrase "hakuna matata", made famous by The Lion King.

  • by Nick Allen
Nigeria invokes Trump in killing of marchers. Video shows pure violence
Religion

Nigeria invokes Trump in killing of marchers. Video shows pure violence

When Nigerian soldiers opened fire on rock-throwing protesters, officials defended them, saying their forces had simply done what US President Donald Trump told American soldiers to do.

  • by Dionne Searcey and Emmanuel Akinwotu
More than 60 dead in US airstrikes against Somali extremists
Extremism

More than 60 dead in US airstrikes against Somali extremists

The US airstrikes in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to an intelligence officer.

Guys with guns: you are the reason we will never stop helping others
Charity

Guys with guns: you are the reason we will never stop helping others

December 17 is a grim anniversary for the Red Cross, but Australians working for the international body have a defiant message for those who target them.

  • by Dorsa Nazemi-Salman
More than 150 sexual violence cases in South Sudan in 12 days
Sexual assault

More than 150 sexual violence cases in South Sudan in 12 days

More than 150 women and girls have sought treatment for rape and other acts of sexual violence near Bentiu.