22 May 2015

3 Bodies Found Near Mexico City Occupied by Vigilantes

“Mexican police found at least three dismembered bodies wrapped in blankets near a southern city where residents have reported that 10 people disappeared during a vigilante takeover earlier this month and six more went missing in previous months.” Source: 3 Bodies Found Near Mexico City Occupied by Vigilantes – NYTimes.com

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22 May 2015

Suicide car bomber kills two near Libya’s Misrata

“A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a checkpoint near Libya’s Misrata city on Thursday, killing two guards, state news agency LANA quoted a military source as saying.” Source: Suicide car bomber kills two near Libya’s Misrata – report – SWI swissinfo.ch

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22 May 2015

Student receives death threats after publishing school paper supporting Charlie Hebdo

“A French student received death threats for publishing an edition of the school newspaper in support of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. “ Source: Student receives death threats after publishing school paper supporting Charlie Hebdo – Telegraph

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22 May 2015

7 sacked, 13 suspended in Zim ruling party purge

“Zimbabwe’s ruling party has expelled seven former top officials and suspended 13 others, an official announced on Friday, in an on-going purge targeting allies of ex-deputy president Joice Mujuru.” Source: 7 sacked, 13 suspended in Zim ruling party purge | News24

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22 May 2015

South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive

“South Sudan’s military is accusing the government of Sudan of aiding a new rebel offensive against South Sudanese government forces in the state of Upper Nile, where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.” Source: South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive | News24

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22 May 2015

Guinea reports 27 new Ebola cases after previous lull

“Authorities in the country where the Ebola epidemic began are concerned about a new outbreak of cases just as officials hoped the crisis was coming under control.” Source: News from The Associated Press

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22 May 2015

Burundi protesters defy police crackdown

“Anti-government protesters in Burundi marched on the streets of the capital Bujumbura on Friday, defying one of the heaviest pushes by police to end weeks of demonstrations.” Source: Burundi protesters defy police crackdown | News24

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22 May 2015

At least 6 civilians killed in Mali fighting

“At least six civilians, including one aid worker, were killed in northern Mali on Thursday amid clashes between separatist rebels and pro-government militia, rebels and a local source said.” Source: At least 6 civilians killed in Mali fighting – sources | News24

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22 May 2015

Al-Shabaab attacks village in Kenya’s Garissa

“Al-Shabaab militants attacked a village in the north-eastern Kenyan county of Garissa, the ministry of interior said on Friday.” Source: Al-Shabaab attacks village in Kenya’s Garissa | News24

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22 May 2015

Islamic State ‘seizes key Syria-Iraq border crossing’

“Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syria monitoring group says. Government forces withdrew from al-Tanf – known as al-Waleed in Iraq – crossing as IS advanced, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. The loss of al-Tanf to IS

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