Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite across the country. The UN said it is "very concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation" during the protests.
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Security sources say the central prison, which is holding members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab terrorist group, in the state of Puntland came under attack in the early hours of Friday.
Human Rights Watch says Eritrean troops shot dead "over 200 civilians" on November 28-29 alone, making Axum massacre in Tigray region one of the deadliest atrocities of the conflict so far.
Survivors, who are being treated, say smugglers threw dozens of passengers overboard soon after leaving Oulebi to lighten the load of a boat carrying some 200 refugees and asylum seekers.
Here's a look at the turmoil in Tigray as UN warns of possible "war crimes" and Security Council meets behind closed doors to discuss the embattled region.
"Serious violations of international law, possibly amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, may have been committed" in restive Tigray region, says UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet.
An Egyptian map shows that Cairo identifies its Exclusive Economic Zone in the region in accordance with the Turkish offer.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a "massive" deployment of military and intelligence assets to restore normalcy to Nigeria's northwest, National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno said.
Authorities initially said hundreds of gunmen kidnapped 317 girls from Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe village on Friday. But according to the governor of Zamfara, a total of 279 female students were taken.
A spokesman for UN chief Antonio Guterres confirmed only that there was a "security incident", but gave no further details.
The West African country has seen several mass kidnappings over the years carried out either by bandits or militants, with the latest incidents sparking worries that no school is safe.
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