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Nigeria ‘talking to’ oil rebels: Buhari

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the government was in talks with oil rebels whose attacks have hit production, as the head of the state-run energy firm laid bare damage to the sector. Buhari said in a statement that “his administration is talking …

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Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented 34 “enforced disappearances” and 11 suspected “extrajudicial killings” over two years in Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties …

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Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Seventeen soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in central Mali Tuesday in an assault on their base that authorities called a “coordinated terrorist attack”. “The toll has increased: we have lost 17 men and 35 are wounded,” Mali’s defence minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly said. Authorities …

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Thousands flee South Sudan to Uganda

More than 5,000 people have fled crisis-hit South Sudan into neighbouring Uganda since the latest outbreak of violence began on July 7, the UN said Tuesday, voicing fears that more could follow. An estimated 90 percent of those who have crossed the border in recent days were women and children, …

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African Passport launched at AU Summit

The outgoing chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has this Monday morning launched the African Passport at the 27th African Union summit ongoing in Kigali. The head of the African Union and Chad President Idriss Deby Itno and Rwanda president Paul Kagame, who is hosting the Summit, …

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