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April 21, 2014
South Sudan on brink of collapse as war rages
Upper Nile, South Sudan (AFP) April 20, 2014
When not plotting military strategy to seize South Sudan's crucial oil fields, sacked vice-president turned rebel chief Riek Machar spends time reading the economic and political history "Why Nations Fail". Cynics might argue he would do better to simply look around his basic bush camp, where mutinous soldiers and an allied ethnic militia crammed with child soldiers ready themselves to attack government forces, as a brutal four-month-long civil war in which thousands of people have already been kill ... read more

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President Barack Obama will hold talks next month with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, a key counterterrorism partner for US forces tracking extremists in Africa. ... more
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US Marines headed to Chad park to fight poaching
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. ... more
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Top Nigerian Islamic body accuses military over Muslim deaths
A leading Nigerian Islamic group has accused the country's military of summarily executing Muslims in the name of counter-terrorism, prompting a swift and strongly-worded denial on Tuesday from top brass. ... more
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DR Congo rebel crackdown should not endanger hostages: charity
Doctors Without Borders on Tuesday urged the forces conducting raids against rebels in northeastern DR Congo to ensure the safety of hostages believed to be held in the region. ... more
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French forces move east in new phase of C. Africa operation
French forces deployed in the strife-torn Central African Republic began moving into the east of the country this week, the head of the operation General Francisco Soriano said Thursday. ... more
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Nigerian military hits back at Boko Haram abuse claims
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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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Nigerian military claim killing 13 Islamists in camp raid
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Little hope for C.Africa Muslims ahead of French president visit
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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'
Al-Shabaab Islamic militants linked to al-Qaida say their suicide attack on the presidential compound in Mogadishu was aimed at killing or kidnapping Somalia's Western-backed president, Hassan Sheik Mohamud, heightening concerns the group is on the offensive again after heavy military setbacks. ... more
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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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