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Absence of victims leaves holes in Juba hotel trial

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Witnesses described looting and finding a dead body, but the trial of 12 soldiers accused of raping foreign aid workers in Juba proceeded Thursday in the absence of the victims. The chilling attack on a hotel compound during fierce fighting in the South Sudanese capital …

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AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |The African Union’s new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel. “This is a specific case of a certain number of African …

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VIDEO: Second term for Lt Gen Gutti as Army Court chair

  Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI |  Lt Gen  Andrew Gutti has been sworn in for a second term as Chairman of the Army court sitting at Makindye in Kampala. Last month , President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni re-appointed Lt Gen. Gutti to head this  court  after the expiry of his one …

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One dead after Gambian protesters clash with ECOWAS troops

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  A Gambian protester died of gunshot wounds Saturday, the day after being shot as supporters of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh clashed with West African forces. Gambian information minister, Demba Ali Jawo, told AFP that a group of people had protested on Friday in Jammeh’s …

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Museveni briefs Nigerian army on national security

  ‘Patriotism encourages national transformation’ – President Museveni tells Nigerian soldiers Entebbe, Uganda| PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has told a delegation of Army Officers from the Nigerian Defence Force College that to achieve national security, African countries must root for and embrace patriotism and pan-Africanism so that African societies are …

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Manchester terror attack: What we know

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain has raised its terror alert to the maximum level and ordered troops to protect strategic sites after 22 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a Manchester pop concert. Here is what we know so far about Monday’s attack, the deadliest …

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Uganda halts hunt for LRA warlord Kony

UPDF spokesman: Our mission was very specific, to neutralise the LRA Obo, Central African Republic | AFP | Sweat soaks into the bright red neckerchiefs of the soldiers slouching to attention on a steamy parade ground deep in the inaccessible forests of Central African Republic (CAR). The military display marked the …

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Nigeria: After Buhari…?

With president Buhari on medical leave again, ambitious figures are positioning themselves favourably for what might happen next. Lagos, Nigeria| AFRICAN ARGUMENTS|  Secrecy creates suspicion. In the cutthroat arena of Nigerian politics, it can also reveal ambition. The ongoing silence around of the health of Nigeria’s president has done just …

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