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Burundi coup leaders arrested

admin May 15, 2015

Burundi coup leaders arrested Tens of thousands of people have fled since the unrest began last month Three renegade generals who launched a failed coup against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza have been arrested. However coup leader Gen Godefroid Niyombare is “still on the run”, a presidential spokesman said. Earlier, Gen Niyombare told the AFP news… Continue Reading »


Libya rejects EU anti-smuggler plans

admin May 11, 2015

Libya rejects EU anti-smuggler plans The UN estimates that 60,000 people have tried to cross the Mediterranean this year Libya has criticised EU proposals to authorise the use of force against people smugglers taking migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe. The Libyan ambassador to the UN told the BBC that the EU’s intentions were unclear… Continue Reading »


Afghanistan forces defend key city

admin May 7, 2015

Afghanistan forces defend key city The Afghan government has launched a major offensive against Taliban forces near the north-eastern provincial capital of Kunduz. The Taliban have come close to the city in recent fighting, leaving it cut off and displacing tens of thousands. A BBC correspondent who has flown into Kunduz has heard gunfire and… Continue Reading »


Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

admin May 3, 2015

Thousands of migrants rescued at sea Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued off Libya on Saturday and early on Sunday, the Italian coastguard says. They were picked up from wooden and inflatable boats in 17 separate operations by Italian and French ships. The migrants are now being taken to Italy. Rescue operations are continuing, the coastguard… Continue Reading »

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