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Nigeria’s Buhari signs election ‘peace deal’ with opponents

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and a number of opposition leaders on Tuesday signed a deal for peaceful elections but the main challenger for the country’s top deal was not present. The 75-year-old former military ruler was joined by representatives of dozens of other parties to …

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France ships 1,400 assault rifles to C.Africa army

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | France on Tuesday handed over 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and three amphibious vehicles to the Central African Republic to shore up its beleaguered armed forces. French Defence Minister Florence Parly oversaw the handover at a ceremony at M’Polo military base in the capital …

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Amnesty calls on ICC to fully probe Boko Haram conflict atrocities

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Amnesty International on Monday said the International Criminal Court should start a full-blown investigation into atrocities committed in the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing Nigeria of failing to bring those responsible to justice. ICC chief prosecutor Fatma Bensouda opened a preliminary examination in 2010 into eight …

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Nigeria confirms eight soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said eight soldiers have been confirmed dead in a Boko Haram attack on a military base over the weekend in the country’s restive northeast. Gunmen from the self-styled Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of Boko Haram attacked the …

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Six killed as rebels hit army posts near Lake Edward

  Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  At least three soldiers and three civilians have been killed in a rebel attack on the shores of Lake Edward in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, civilian and military sources said Friday. “We have three dead (soldiers) and four wounded,” an …

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Nigeria’s Buhari says Boko Haram fight ‘a must-win war’

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari urged troops to show more commitment in fighting Boko Haram despite scores of losses in a recent assault as he visited the key northeastern city of Maiduguri on Wednesday. The visit came a day before Buhari heads to N’Djamena for talks …

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