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US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 Shabaab militants

January 20, 2019

“Six soldiers were killed during the attack and two others died after a booby-trapped vehicle was detonated when the forces retook control of the base,” he added. United States military forces carried out an airstrike Saturday against Islamist group Al-Shabaab, killing 52 militants, following an attack on a Somali army base, according to a statement […]

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Tshisekedi declared DR Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts

January 20, 2019

Poll crisis deepens as court confirms Tshisekedi’s victory, while rival Fayulu declares himself ‘legitimate president’. Democratic Republic of the Congo’s election crisis deepened early on Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only legitimate president”. Fayulu’s supporters have […]

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Ugandan journalist dies in United States

January 20, 2019

IN SUMMARY Those who worked and associated with the late have praised the fallen journalist for having been a hardworking scribe and his quest for big news and scoops. Speaking of the late, veteran journalist and former Voice of Uganda sports writer Douglas Nsubuga said, Mugerwa always had a big nose for those stories that […]

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Burkina Faso PM, cabinet resign

January 19, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARY Canadian Edith Blais, 34, and her Italian partner Luca Tacchetto, 30, have been missing since mid-December, and late Wednesday a Canadian geologist kidnapped by suspected jihadists was found dead at a remote gold mine in the northeast. Jihadist raids began in northern Burkina Faso in 2015 before spreading to the east, […]

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UN hails Ethiopia move to offer refugees jobs, banking

January 18, 2019

Africa’s second most-populous country has been struggling with its own displacement crises in recent months as ethnic clashes have broken out across wide swathes of the country. The United Nations on Friday lauded Ethiopia’s move to grant its large refugee population the right to jobs, schooling and bank accounts. Ethiopia’s refugee population of 905,000 is […]

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Doctor,child killed in Sudan protests as police break up march

January 18, 2019

  A doctor and a child were killed Thursday during protests in Sudan’s capital, organisers of the anti-government demonstrations said, as police dispersed a crowd of hundreds marching towards the presidential palace. At least 26 people have died in protests that have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a government decision […]

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