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Batons, bullying and handcuffs mar Africa’s virus shutdowns

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Soldiers tower over youngsters in South Africa’s Soweto township, forcing them to do push-ups and roll on the floor as punishment for not adhering to a lockdown meant to halt the spread of coronavirus. Caught on camera and circulated on social media, they added to …

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Ethiopia’s Abiy faces outcry over crackdown on rebels

Nekemte, Ethiopia | AFP |  Desta Garuma, a 27-year-old rickshaw driver, never showed much interest in politics, so his family has no idea how soldiers concluded he was involved in a rebel movement active in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. But one day in January, five truckloads of soldiers followed him home, shouting …

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S. Sudan ‘unity’ army not ready for peace as deadline looms

Mapel, South Sudan | AFP |  At a remote and spartan bush barracks in South Sudan, a motley collection of government soldiers and their rebel enemies chanted in unison, raising their mock wooden guns to the sky. “South Sudan! Victory!” they cried out, as women ululated. Troops from both sides of …

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Academy commander calls for renovation of training facilities

Jinja, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The commandant of Non-Commissioned Officers’ Academy- NCOA, Col. Saad Katemba has stressed the need to renovate dilapidated structures at the college.  The college is comprised of old training halls with leaking roofs and breaking walls which create a poor learning environment for the trainees.  Speaking …

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UPDF employs new measures to eliminate fraud in recruitment

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces –UPDF has introduced new procedures to guarantee transparency in the recruitment of soldiers into the army across the country. The fourth infantry division spokesperson Maj Caesar Olweny says that unlike the past when officers were accused of handpicking relatives …

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24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists die in clashes in east

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further. Mali and Niger forces were carrying out a joint operation when a patrol was attacked Monday by …

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