civil unrest

Eight Egyptian police killed in attack on desert checkpoint

Eight Egyptian policemen were killed and three others wounded in an attack by gunmen Monday on a checkpoint in the country's western desert, the Interior Ministry said.

Former rebel movement could re-launch attacks in Congo, official says

A former Congolese rebel movement that surrendered in 2013 is planning new attacks in the country, local broadcaster Radio Okapi reported on Sunday quoting a senior official.

Ivory Coast agrees deal with soldiers mutinying over pay

Ivory Coast's government has reached an agreement with soldiers who mutinied over pay just over a week ago, the government and representatives for the soldiers said on Saturday.

Bomb kills one, injures 19 at Ethiopian hotel

A bomb thrown into a hotel in Ethiopia's restive northern Amhara region has killed a government employee and injured 19 other people, a spokesman for the regional authorities said Wednesday.

Nearly 100,000 Turkish civil servants fired since failed July coup

Nearly 100,000 Turkish civil servants have been dismissed amid a widespread crackdown in the wake of a failed military coup in July, the country's Labour Minister said on Tuesday.

Eight policemen, one civilian killed in two attacks in Sinai

Six security personnel were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on their checkpoint in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, according to a security official.

Situation calm in Ivory Coast after army mutiny ends

The situation in Ivory Coast seemed to be calm on Sunday, according to eyewitness reports, after a late-night pledge by President Alassane Ouattara to pay soldiers arrears they were due ended a...

Ivory Coast mutiny spreads to largest city Abidjan

An army mutiny in Ivory Coast has spread to the country's commercial capital, Abidjan, where witnesses reported gunfire on Saturday.

Turkey claims right to strip citizenship from accused overseas

Turks living abroad who are suspected of crimes against the state can have their citizenship revoked in some cases, according to new procedures created under the country's state of emergency.

Two Ivory Coast cities paralysed by soldiers' mutiny over pay

Soldiers protesting over pay on Friday brought two Ivory Coast cities to a standstill, attacking police stations and blocking roads, witnesses and news reports said.

Nine pro-Kurdish politicians arrested on terrorism charges

Nine more pro-Kurdish politicians from Turkey's Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) were arrested on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization, Turkish media reported on Thursday.

More than 40 killed in Congo fighting

About 43 people have been killed in fighting between a local militia and security forces in central Congo, Red Cross sources said Wednesday.

Ethiopia releases 10,000 prisoners in restive Oromia region

Ethiopia has released 10,000 people from prisons in its restive Oromia region, the state broadcaster EBC reported Wednesday.

Turkish legislature extends state of emergency through April 19

The state of emergency imposed in Turkey after July's attempted coup will be extended until April 19 after the country's parliament signed off on a government proposal late Tuesday.

Policeman killed in Bahrain prison attack freeing terrorist inmates

Several convicted terrorists escaped a prison in Bahrain on Sunday after an armed attack in which one policeman was killed, the Interior Ministry said.