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August 18, 2016
Initial agreement reached in Mozambique peace talks
Maputo (AFP) Aug 17, 2016
Mozambique's government has agreed to a regional power-sharing deal with the main opposition party Renamo, representatives announced Wednesday, the first deal clinched in ongoing peace talks in Maputo. Renamo has refused to accept the results of 2014 elections, when it was beaten once more by the Frelimo party, in power since independence 40 years ago. Clashes between government forces and opposition fighters have intensified in recent months after Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama declared in Decem ... read more

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US, Senegal troops wind up first-ever emergency exercise
Some 400 US and Senegalese troops on Tuesday wound up an unprecedented joint training exercise aimed at preparing for a possible emergency deployment of American troops in Africa. ... more
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Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops
The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country, a statement said on Tuesday. ... more
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Five missing soldiers found in Nigeria: army
Five of the 19 soldiers who went missing after an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents Nigeria's volatile northeast have been found, the army has said. ... more
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Polish millionaire seized in SSudan arms bust, say Spanish police
Spanish police said Saturday they had arrested a Polish millionaire suspected of masterminding a ring that smuggled assault rifles and heavy weapons into South Sudan. ... more
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Tide turns against Liberia's biggest slum
The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it. ... more
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Mali opens terrorism inquiry after 17 soldiers killed
Mali's justice ministry announced Thursday it had opened an investigation into the deaths of 17 soldiers killed in an attack on their base, as Malians observed the first of three days of mourning. ... more
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NASA, USAID Open Environmental Monitoring Hub in West Africa
NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the managem ... more
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Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base: ministry
Seventeen soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in central Mali Tuesday in an assault on their base that authorities called a "coordinated terrorist attack". ... more
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Bashir reshuffles senior Sudanese military officials: army
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday reshuffled senior military officers after his troops carried out intense operations against rebels across war-torn regions, including in Darfur. ... more
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Low uptake of space technology science slows Africa's growth: experts
Failure to fully adopt space technology education is to blame for Africa's slow development, a university don has said. Dr. Faith Karanja, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi's Department ... more
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Rwanda hikes import duties on secondhand clothes
Rwandan has massively hiked import duties on secondhand clothes and shoes, coming mainly from Europe and North America, to help promote local manufacturers, officials said Friday. ... more
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Nigeria's ex-air force chief charged with money laundering
Nigeria's anti-graft agency on Wednesday charged a former air force chief and two other high-ranking military officers with laundering millions of dollars in state funds. ... more
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Why are UN forces returning control of security to Liberia?
After devastating back-to-back civil wars in Liberia, the UN launched a peacekeeping mission in September 2003 to ensure security, rebuild police and military forces from scratch, and disarm rebels. ... more
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Nigerians look east to China for business, opportunity
Emmanuel Iyayi's love of China, its culture and language began early when he watched kung fu films as a child in his native Nigeria. Now 26, that enthusiasm has paid off. ... more
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Seven Niger gendarmes killed in refugee camp attack
Seven gendarmes have been killed in an attack on a refugee camp in Niger hosting civilians who have fled Boko Haram, security and humanitarian sources said Friday. ... more
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UN mulls Mali mission as body count mounts
As the United Nations looks to extend its most deadly active mission for peacekeepers for another year, those working closely with its venture in Mali say poor local collaboration and funding gaps are costing lives. ... more
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Uganda set to pull troops out of C. Africa: army
Uganda is set to pull its troops out of the restive Central African Republic, deeming the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to be "no longer a threat", an army spokesman said Saturday. ... more
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Wildlife phone apps cause chaos in S.Africa's Kruger Park
Mobile telephone apps that track wildlife sightings in South Africa's Kruger Park have caused a rise in road rage, roadkills and speeding as tourists rush to animal sightings, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Fuel, water shortages hit Sudanese capital
Water and fuel shortages hit the Sudanese capital on Wednesday, with residents queing outside petrol stations and waiting for water tankers across several neighbourhoods of Khartoum, an AFP correspondent reported. ... more
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Tributes for Chinese peacekeeper killed in UN Mali mission
The chief of the UN mission in Mali promised extra support for personnel at a tribute ceremony Tuesday for the first Chinese peacekeeper killed among dozens who have died trying to stabilise the Sahel nation. ... more
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Chinese UN peacekeeper, 3 civilians die in Mali attacks
A Chinese peacekeeper and three civilians with the UN's Mali mission have been killed in two attacks in the northern town of Gao, the UN and China's foreign ministry said Wednesday. ... more
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Things will get bloody, Nigerian militant group says
A militant group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers issued a warning to oil companies working in the region that its campaign is about to get bloody. ... more
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