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Five Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen conflict

Five Sudanese soldiers have been killed while fighting for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition against Houthi forces in Yemen, a spokesman for Sudan’s armed forces said on Wednesday. The statement was a rare acknowledgement of casualties suffered by Sudan since the east African nation sent hundreds of its soldiers to Yemen …

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Five dead in jihadist attack in central Mali

A Tuareg-led group in Mali said Saturday five of its fighters were killed in an attack blamed on jihadists, a week after a national peace summit called for talks with militants in the country’s north. “Our base in Gargando was attacked early Saturday by Islamist terrorists,” Oumar Ag Keling, a …

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1 dies in airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons

Warplanes struck a northern Syrian town on Saturday where a chemical attack killed scores of people earlier this week, killing one person and wounding another as Turkey described the US missile attack on an air base as a “cosmetic intervention” unless it removes President Bashar Assad from power. The Britain-based …

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4 children among 9 civilians dead in US Syria strike

A U.S. missile strike targeting an airbase in central Syria killed nine civilians, including four children, Friday, state news agency SANA reported. The news agency said five of the civilians, among them three children, were killed in the village of Shayrat just outside the base of the same name. “An …

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2 guards in critical condition after being shot in Joburg cash heist

Two security guards sustained critical injuries during a shooting, apparently during a cash-in-transit heist in the Johannesburg CBD on Monday morning, paramedics said. Paramedics and other emergency services arrived at the corner of Kruis and Fox streets around 11:30 and found the two guards lying near their cash van, ER24 …

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Kenya investigates death of 4 nationals among 6 aid workers killed in S. Sudan

Kenya’s government has launched investigation into the death of four nationals who were among six aid workers killed in South Sudan last week. The Foreign Affairs Minister Amina Mohamed told local media that they are engaging all stakeholders in the investigation to ascertain the death of the aid workers. The …

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