Nigeria army officers 'killed in camp raid'

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed more than 44 army officers, including a senior commander, in an attack on a military base in a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, according to army sources and local media.

Moroccan woman 'killed lover and cooked him'

A Moroccan woman has been accused of killing her lover and serving up his remains to Pakistani workers in the United Arab Emirates, prosecutors say.

Tanzania's army, central bank raid forex shops

Tanzania’s government has deployed the military to deal with yet another economic issue, this time working with the central bank to investigate suspected money laundering in the northern city of Arusha.

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