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DRC accuses rebels of killing 39 police officers

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Congolese national police accused rebels Monday of massacring 39 of their officers in the violence-wracked Kasai region. The victims were killed in an “ambush” early Friday and buried in a mass grave by supporters of late militia leader Kamwina Nsapu around 75 kilometres north …

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RWANDA: Renewed trust

Pope begs God’s forgiveness for Church sins in Rwanda genocide President Paul Kagame on March 10 held talks with the head of the Catholic Church; the Holy Father, Pope Francis, at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. After the meeting, the Vatican said in a statement that the pontiff “conveyed …

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Benin’s defence minister quits over constitutional reform

Cotonou, Benin | AFP | Benin’s defence minister announced his resignation on Monday to protest President Patrice Talon’s plans to overhaul the constitution. Candide Armand-Marie Azannai wrote on his Facebook page that he had decided to quit because of “recent developments in this country’s politics”. Businessman Talon, who was elected last …

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MUSEVENI: Refugees not the problem, wrong ideology is

Refugees not the problem, wrong ideology is – Museveni tells summit on Somalia President Yoweri Museveni in one of his most radically candid addresses on refugees has told a special IGAD summit on Somalia at the weekend that refugees are not the problem but the wrong ideology of sectarianism where …

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Six aid workers killed in South Sudan ambush

OCHA: South Sudan ambush highest number of aid workers killed in a single incident Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN said Sunday, in another blow to humanitarian efforts a country suffering from war-induced famine. A humanitarian source …

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Kenyans win gold as injured Cheptegei walks to finish line

Kenya’s Kamworor successfully defended his senior men’s World Cross Country Championship title on Sunday, a first back-to-back senior men’s winner since 2006. Joshua Cheptegei set a blistering pace after two laps to destroy the field, but in the final lap suddenly slowed down, and walked to the finish line in 30th …

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