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April 15, 2014
US Marines headed to Chad park to fight poaching
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2014
A small team of US Marines are to head soon to Chad's Zakouma National Park to train local forces in the fight against the poaching threatening the area's elephant herds. Around 15 marines are to arrive in the Central African country by the end of April and will stay for around a month, a military official said. The troops will train a group of approximately 100 rangers from the Chadian environment ministry's mobile brigade tasked with tracking poachers. The marines will train the Chadian ra ... read more

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Nigerian military hits back at Boko Haram abuse claims
Nigeria's military on Monday denied claims from Amnesty International that its troops may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the fight against Islamist insurgents Boko Haram. ... more
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Underfunded S.Africa military in 'critical decline': review
South Africa's military is in a "critical state of decline" due to chronic underfunding, threatening the country's defence capacity and its ability to take part in peacekeeping missions, a parliament report has warned. ... more
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Cameroon arrests three for trafficking arms to Boko Haram
Cameroon said on Thursday it had arrested three suspected arms dealers believed to be linked to Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram. ... more
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France calls for more European troops for C.Africa mission
French President Francois Hollande appealed on Friday for European countries to quickly provide enough troops for the delayed peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic. ... more
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Chinese nationals held in Nigeria for illegal fishing
The Nigerian navy said on Tuesday that it had arrested 22 Chinese nationals for fishing in its territorial waters without permits and travel passports. ... more
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Peacekeepers seize large weapons cache in C. Africa
African peacekeepers on Monday announced the seizure of a large weapons cache near Bangui airport in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic. ... more
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French kill jihadist commander in Mali
A notorious Islamist militia leader known as "Red Beard" has been killed in French missile strikes in north-eastern Mali, a senior Malian army officer told AFP. ... more
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South Sudan intercepts 'mislabelled' UN weapons shipment
South Sudan's army has intercepted weapons from a UN peacekeeping mission, a military spokesman said Friday, raising tensions between the government and international agencies as violence continued in the world's newest nation. ... more
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Up to 12 'terrorists' in Mali killed by French forces
As many as 12 fighters from the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group have been killed in a counter-terrorism operation by French forces in Mali who used drones to track down the Jihadists, France's defence minister said Thursday. ... more
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Fighting breaks out in South Sudan army barracks
Five soldiers died when heavy fighting broke out in the main military barracks in war-torn South Sudan's capital Juba on Wednesday, underscoring serious tensions within the national army as it battles a rebel uprising. ... more
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UN extends easing of Somalia weapons embargo
The UN Security Council Wednesday extended an easing of a weapons ban in Somalia, but tightened some restrictions to ensure the arms don't end up in the hands of Islamist extremists. ... more
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Nigerian military claim killing 13 Islamists in camp raid
Nigerian troops killed 13 suspected Islamists and arrested 15 others following a raid on their camp after they massacred at least 37 people, a defence spokesman said Friday. ... more
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Little hope for C.Africa Muslims ahead of French president visit
Reeling from savage attacks, Central African Republic's Muslim minority have little faith that Friday's visit by President Francois Hollande will change their fortunes, while the French military has warned that the country cannot only rely on foreign help. ... more
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Kenya boosts airport defence, warning of Islamist threat
Kenya's security chiefs on Tuesday ordered that defences be boosted around the capital's airport, including against possible missile attack amid "increased threats of radicalisation" from homegrown Islamist extremists. ... more
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Outgoing CEO says S.Africa's Naspers to push online business
South Africa-based global media conglomerate Naspers - which holds stakes in China's Tencent and Mail.Ru - will strengthen its e-commerce operations under its new CEO, outgoing chief executive Koos Bekker told AFP Monday. ... more
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Five bodies exhumed in Mali thought to be murdered soldiers
Five bodies thought be the remains of soldiers murdered over their allegiance to overthrown Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure were exhumed near the capital Bamako on Sunday, a judicial source told AFP. ... more
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Somalia: Resurgent al-Shabaab targets president 'dead or alive'
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China-Africa trade surpassed $200 billion in 2013: Xi
China-Africa trade totalled more than $200 billion last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday, highlighting the Asian powerhouse's burgeoning trade and investment ties with the continent. ... more
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The new Africa -- green shoots in biosciences
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EU mulls cost and spillover risks of turmoil in Africa
Turmoil in Africa, dubbed in Brussels as the European Union's back yard, poses a growing challenge to EU concerns over regional security and defense cost overruns. ... more
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France, Germany to send parts of joint brigade to Mali
France and Germany will send parts of a joint military brigade to Mali in its first deployment to Africa, a statement said Wednesday. ... more
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Sudan-rebel peace talks adjourn with little progress
Peace talks between Sudan and South Kordofan rebels adjourned Tuesday until the end of the month, after failing to progress on key issues since negotiations kicked off last week. ... more
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China pillages Africa like old colonialists: Jane Goodall
China is exploiting Africa's resources just like European colonisers did, with disastrous effects for the environment, acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall has told AFP. ... more
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