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IGAD hails Salva Kiir, but asks him to control his army commanders

The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government has supported President Salva Kiir’s decision to launch a national dialogue, but said the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) remains the only viable way to fully resolving conflict in the country. The  IGAD leaders welcomed the recent declaration …

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At least 4 missing after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | At least four people were missing after the collapse of a seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi overnight, the Red Cross said on Tuesday. The incident occurred in a very poor neighbourhood near Nairobi’s international airport southeast of the capital, Red Cross spokeswoman Noellah Musundi …

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Merkel calls to fight African poverty to curb migrant influx

KAGAME: There is a need to dispel the notion that Africa is inherently riskier than other developing markets Berlin, Germany | AFP |  German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged more investment in Africa, saying that economic growth there is needed to fight the poverty that is driving the mass …

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Museveni in Addis for IGAD summit

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia| PPU|  President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa. The meeting took place this afternoon shortly before the official starting of the 31st Extraordinary Summit of the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) Heads of State. The summit will …

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Kagame, Sisi head to Berlin for G20-Africa

Merkel’s G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Monday meet African leaders in Berlin on initiatives aiming to reduce the poverty and conflict driving a mass migrant influx to Europe. The idea is to team up African nations …

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JAIL BREAK: 900 inmates escape, 11 dead after Beni attack

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo’s restive east, an official said. “The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) by assailants whose identity is not yet …

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US forces conduct strike against Somalia’s Al-Shabaab

Washington, United States | AFP | US forces carried out a strike in conjunction with Somali special forces Sunday against Al-Shabaab approximately 185 miles (300 kilometers) southwest of Mogadishu, according to the Pentagon. The Pentagon said the operation occurred at approximately 0600 GMT “in coordination with regional partners as a …

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