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DRC opposition say over 100 killed in two-day violence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Two days of violence in Kinshasa left over 100 people dead, the Democratic Republic of Congo opposition said Wednesday, their figure more than tripling the police toll. Police in DR Congo said earlier that 32 people had been killed during the clashes in the …

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Nigeria says regional troops, Boko Haram clash near Lake Chad

Kano, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s military on Wednesday said regional troops had recaptured a town on the shores of Lake Chad from Boko Haram, but the Islamists claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties. Army spokesman Sani Usman said its troops and counterparts from the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) …

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US flower grower quits Ethiopia after arson attack

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  A US-based company has pulled out of Ethiopia after anti-government protesters attacked its flower farm causing 10 million euros in damage, and triggering job losses in the country and The Netherlands, a spokesman said Tuesday. Flower growers and exporters Esmeralda Farms began operations in …

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US and France warn Kabila on election date, 17 dead

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States and France on Monday urged the Democratic Republic of Congo to set an election date amid growing unrest, with Washington protesting harassment of a US envoy. At least 17 people, mostly civilians, were killed on Monday when clashes erupted ahead …

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Bashir threatens to shut South Sudan border over rebels

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan on Sunday threatened to shut its border with South Sudan used by refugees fleeing conflict if Juba failed to “fulfil its commitment” of expelling insurgent groups battling Khartoum. South Sudan split from Sudan in 2011 under a peace deal that ended a 22-year civil …

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Senior Somali commander killed in suicide car bomb attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A senior Somali military commander and four of his security guards were killed when a suicide bomber rammed a car loaded with explosives into a military vehicle, officials and witnesses said. “There was a heavy blast caused by a car loaded with explosives alongside the …

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UN helicopters rescue Machar troops in DRC forests

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has transported more than 100 supporters of South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar to health facilities for emergency medical treatment, the UN said Wednesday. The rebel fighters had crossed into the DRC and “were …

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UN: South Sudan peace possible without rebel chief Machar

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The absence of South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar should not delay the implementation of a peace deal, an envoy to the UN Security Council said on Monday. Former vice president and rebel leader Machar is undergoing medical treatment in Khartoum after being chased …

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