Burundi village attack leaves 26 dead ahead of referendum Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition groups have vowed to disrupt the 17 May referendum At least 26 people were killed after armed attackers targeted a village in north-west Burundi, amid tensions ahead of a controversial referendum.
The armed men crossed the border from DR Congo to carry out the attack in Cibitoke province, officials said.
They went house to house with guns and knives, burning homes, witnesses said.
Correspondents say the attack may have been an attempt to disrupt next week's referendum which could extend the president's stay in power until 2034.
President Nkurunziza has ruled Burundi since the civil war ended there in 2005. His attempt to run for a third term in 2015 plunged the tiny central African nation into fresh turmoil.
Burundi country profileSecurity Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni described the attackers as "terrorists coming from and returning to Congo shot and burned: 26 dead and ..
Mrs Finda Koroma, the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission Abuja 11th May 2018. In order to realize the vision of an empowered, economically liberated community of people, there must now be a renewed focus on industrialization and the creation of jobs for the citizens who occupy of the West African region.
This disclosure was made on the 11th of May 2018 by the Vice President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Mrs. Finda Koroma at the 13th meeting of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC) holding in Abuja, Nigeria from the 9th to 12th of May 2018.
Declaring the meeting open, madam Vice President who spoke on behalf of the Commission’s President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, emphasized that the focus on industrialization should be done through value addition and light manufacturing while building the critical economic and social infrastructure necessary for the improvement of intra-regional trade.
The Vice President of the ECOWAS Co..
Kenyan breastfeeding mum 'shamed' by Nairobi restaurant Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident has sparked outrage (stock image) A Kenyan mother has told how she was humiliated by two waitresses for breastfeeding her baby at a restaurant in downtown Nairobi.
The woman, 26, who identified herself only as Betty Kim, was so upset she posted about the 7 May incident at the Olive Restaurant on a Facebook group.
The post quickly went viral, with mothers leaping to her defence and even planning a march on the restaurant.
The eatery has appealed for calm while it deals with the matter.
In a post on its own Facebook page, it appeals for Ms Kim to come forward so it can get to the bottom of the matter. It says it is only aware of the incident because of the posts on social media.
'I can't feed in a toilet'Ms Kim told the BBC she was confronted by staff after starting to breastfeed her one-year-old daughter.
"I was waiting for my order of beef stew, cabb..
US Niger ambush: How raft of failures ended in death Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US and Nigerien convoy (L) was attacked by militants in the red area The deaths of four special forces soldiers in a small corner of Niger known as Tongo Tongo was the largest loss of American military life in Africa since the "Black Hawk Down" killings in Somalia 25 years ago.
Now an investigation into their killing last October, has found "individual, organisational and institutional failures and deficiencies" contributed to their deaths.
In America, the first response to the attack was to ask what US troops were doing in this lesser-known part of Africa, and if it was a supporting mission, why were they in danger?
The issue was inflated when one of the widows claimed President Donald Trump's call of condolence was insensitive.
And when various explanations of how they were killed didn't seem to add up, there were calls for an inquiry.
How did US soldiers come under attack in Nig..