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Three US soldiers 'killed' in Niger ambush

Three US soldiers 'killed' in Niger ambush

Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, reports say.

Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died in the attack.

US Africa Command said the patrol had come under "hosstile fire" and was working to confirm the details.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga (R) was at the meeting today

Opposition leader Raila Odinga (R) was at the meeting today

Kenyan opposition coalition Nasa says the changes it insists are necessary to ensure a free and fair re-run of the presidential election this month were not agreed to during a high-level meeting with the electoral commission.

Last month, the Supreme Court annulled the presidential poll, citing irregularities.

South Sudan president hails Museveni for the continued support

South Sudan president hails Museveni for the continued support

The President of South Sudan Salva Kiir has commended President Yoweri Museveni for the continued support and solidarity with his government.

The appreciation was contained in a letter and special message conveyed by a delegation of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army led by the Chief of Defence Forces Gen James Ajong Mawut.

More than 50 dead, 200 wounded in Las Vegas concert shooting

More than 50 dead, 200 wounded in Las Vegas concert shooting
More than 50 people were killed and 200 wounded when a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas, police said on Monday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
"We are looking at in excess of 50 individuals dead and of 200 individuals injured at this point," Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said after Sunday night's shooting at a country music concert in the Nevada gambling hub.

Mozambique's President Nyusi to run for re-election in 2019

Mozambique's President Nyusi to run for re-election in 2019

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi will run for re-election in 2019, the governing Frelimo party has confirmed today after picking him as its candidate.

Seven dead in huge car bomb in Mogadishu

Seven dead in huge car bomb in Mogadishu

A huge car bomb has killed at least seven people and wounded several others in Somali capital Mogadishu, Garowe Online website reports.

Witnesses said the car bomb was detonated at London Gate Restaurant located near Peace Garden in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne District.

Dutch tourists attacked in South Africa return home.

Dutch tourists attacked in South Africa return home.

A group of elderly Dutch tourists, who were robbed in South Africa on Sunday by men posing as police, have returned home to the Netherlands.

The 36 tourists were attacked while travelling to their hotel from Johannesburg airport, where they had just landed for a three-week holiday.

Their bus was stopped by a fake police car, and at least one of the robbers was in police uniform.

Kenyan official injured in al-Shabab attack dies

Kenyan official injured in al-Shabab attack dies

A Kenyan government official who was injured in an attack by al-Shabab militants in the coastal county of Lamu has died, privately-owned Daily Nation reports.

Mariam El Maawy was undergoing treatment in South Africa following the attack on 13 July in which three people were killed.

She had been abducted by the militants before being rescued by Kenyan security forces shortly after.

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments.

Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation late on Sunday.

"Making America safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet," Mr Trump said.

The restrictions on Venezuelans apply only to government officials and their family members.

Buhari to spend four days in London

Buhari to spend four days in London

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is back in London.

No explanation has been given regarding the reason for his visit, however his spokesman Femi Adesina, has told the BBC's Hausa service that the Nigerian leader will be in the UK "until Monday next week."

Mr Buhari spent more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness earlier this year.

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