Nigerians flee to Niger after third devastating attack in northeast

Civilians are fleeing into Niger Republic after gunmen attacked Damasak town, Borno state in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday.
20 children died Tuesday after several classrooms caught fire at a school
Niger mourns 20 children killed in school blaze
Some 20 children died Tuesday after several classrooms caught fire at a school in Niger's capital Niamey, the fire service said.
Several more mass kidnappings have occurred since the 2014 Chibok abduction. A total of 279 students were freed on March 2
7 years on, more than 100 Chibok girls still missing
Seven years after hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram jihadists in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, more than 100 are still missing, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
Patrice Talon
Benin's President Patrice Talon retains power after sweeping victory
Beninese President Patrice Talon was re-elected with 86% of the vote, according to provisional results announced Tuesday evening by the Electoral Commission, in a poll where the head of state was facing virtually unknown opposition candidates.
Ould Sidati, shown here in 2015, "really worked for peace and unity in Mali," the UN representative in the country, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said on social media
Former Mali rebel leader turned peacebroker shot dead
A rebel leader in northern Mali who was a signatory to a crucial 2015 peace accord was killed Tuesday in the capital Bamako, a killing quickly denounced by senior figures in the Sahel nation.
A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 26, 2021, shows the Panama-flagged MV Ever Given lodged sideways in the Canal
Egypt seizes cargo ship blamed for blocking Suez, demands $900 million
Egypt is demanding $ 900 million in compensation after the blockade of the Suez Canal at the end of March, and the container ship that caused it has been seized in the meantime, the government daily Al-Ahram reported on Tuesday.
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Angola jails former minister over corruption
Former Angolan minister Manuel Rabelais was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison on corruption charges, becoming the second ex-minister put behind bars since Joao Lourenço took power in 2017.