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African legislators in campaign to address gun violence

Midrand, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | African legislators have started a campaign to push for ratification and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty to address armed violence rampant on the continent. The Members of Parliament (MPs) noted that the readily available small arms and weapons are responsible for the …

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UN chief ‘deeply alarmed’ by Eastern Ghouta violence

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said he was “deeply alarmed” by the escalating violence in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta enclave after more than 100 civilians were killed in the second straight day of air strikes. Guterres urged all sides to uphold the basic …

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Tanzania’s opposition accuse police of killing student

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzania’s main opposition party Saturday accused police of shooting dead a female university student and seriously injuring at least four other people while trying to disperse a peaceful demonstration in the country’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. The local police have admitted a person was …

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COMMENT: Uganda’s state of violence

The killing of Mowzey Radio shows how excessive state violence has alienated Ugandans from good governance COMMENT | MORRIS KOMAKECH | The extreme violence where President Yoweri Museveni and his NRM enthusiasts have taken Uganda’s politics will alienate many people from meaningful participation in society’s affairs. Already, Ugandans feel helpless – …

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Thousands flee militia violence in C.Africa

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | About 7,400 people have been forced to flee their homes as fighting raged between rival militias in northwest Central African Republic, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday. The internally displaced people in the area of Markounda since late …

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Boko Haram, farmer-herder violence in Nigeria leaves 6 dead

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Separate outbreaks of violence attributed to a Boko Haram attack and clashes between Muslim herders and Christian farmers left at least six people dead in Nigeria, police and local authorities said Saturday. At least three people were killed late Friday when Boko Haram attacked the …

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Four killed in London New Year knife violence: police

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Four young men were stabbed to death in unrelated incidents in London on New Year’s Eve, while a fifth is in a critical condition in hospital, police said Monday. The unusually concentrated spate of violence will add to growing concerns about knife crime in the …

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VIDEO: Ugandans stranded in Kenya due to hiked fares

VIDEO: Ugandans stranded in Kenya due to hiked fares Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | The fear of post-election violence in Kenya has seen many Ugandans travel back home. However, public transport has become a problem and scores of them are unable to find means to travel from Nairobi. Share on: …

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