Egypt launches inquiry into Russia’s bomb claims

Egypt launched an inquiry into whether a bomb could have been placed on the Russian airliner that crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.

Seven killed in attacks after governor removed in Nigeria’s east

At least seven people were killed in shoot-outs and other attacks after a tribunal annulled the election of the governor of Nigeria’s eastern Taraba state and replaced him with a ruling party candidate, police said.

12 killed in Burundi after firearms amnesty expires

At least 12 people were killed in a night of violence across the Burundian capital of Bujumbura after a government deadline to turn in illegal weapons expired.

Senegal’s President Sall condemns ‘excessive form of Islam’

Senegal’s President called for a fight against the “excessive form” of Islam which has led to the growth of jihadi groups.