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18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

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The attack that began Sunday night in a Turkish restaurant popular with foreigners also left a dozen people injured, while two assailants were later killed

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Aug. 14, 2017) — At least 18 people have been gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the government said Monday, August 14, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with foreigners. Continue reading 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

South Sudan troops ‘suffocated 50 people in container’

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SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS. Internally displaced women and children wait for their food ration from the World Food Programme in Unity State on July 25, 2015. File photo by Charles Lomodong/AFP
Ceasefire monitors also list other truce violations and crimes, including rape

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Feb. 1, 2016) — South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said in a report noting the latest atrocities in two years of war.

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