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Congo Sees Deadly Surge In Intercommunal Violence

NEW YORK, U.S.--More than 140 people have been killed in horrific intercommunal violence in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday, briefing journalists in Geneva, that some victims had been beheaded.

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Can An Ex-al-Shabab Deputy-Turned-Somali Official Open Space For Talks?

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The recent appointment of a former al-Shabab deputy Mukhtar Robow (aka Abut Mansur) as the Minister of Endowment and Religion in Somalia’s new cabinet has generated considerable debate about what Robow’s appointment means for the war on terror in Somalia as well as for potential reconciliation efforts.

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New Ebola Outbreak Declared In The Democratic Republic of Congo

NEW YORK,U.S.--The health authorities of the African nation declared a new outbreak of Ebola after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the north-western Equateur Province, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday.

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NDLEA Stops Drugs From Nigeria Into Brazil , UK

ABUJA, Nigeria--Illicit drugs imported from India and Ghana have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over the last one week.

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Are We Training Future Coup Leaders And Creating New Terrorists In West Africa?

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Last week was a difficult one for the U.S. military mission in Africa’s Sahel. For the better part of 20 years, the United States has employed a plethora of counterterrorism and security cooperation programs, providing a steady flow of funds, weapons, equipment and American advisers, even deploying commandos on low-profile combat missions to thwart the rise of militant Islamist groups in West Africa.

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Another West African Coup? After Burkina Faso, Time To Rethink Military Aid

WASHINGTON, U.S.--On January 23-24, a coup in Burkina Faso overthrew President Roch Kabore. This is the fourth coup in Africa’s Sahel region in less than eighteen months, counting the August 2020 coup in Mali, the April 2021 coup in Chad, and Mali’s “coup within a coup” last May.

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When Peace Comes: Imagining The End Of Nigeria’s Boko Haram War

GENEVA, Switzerland--A grim jihadist conflict has ground on for more than a decade in Nigeria’s remote northeast, killing at least 35,000 people, making millions more homeless, and triggering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

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UNICEF targets 35,000 children with prevention program in Gombe

LAGOS, Nigeria--The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed plans to reach 35,000 children with its newly introduced Progressing Action on Resilient System for Nutrition through Innovation and Partnership (PARSNIP) programme in Gombe.

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China releases white paper China-Africa cooperation in new era

BEIJING, China--Ahead of the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Senegal, China on Friday released its first white paper on China-Africa cooperation, documenting the successes of China-Africa cooperation in the new era and offering a perspective on future cooperation between the two sides.

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