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Ethiopia Arrests 107 Relating to Somali-Oromo Conflicts

0 Visits: 520 | Friday January 05, 2018 - 23:11:51
ADDIS ABABA — The Ethiopian government has arrested 107 individuals relating to recent conflict along the border of Somali and Oromia regional states, an official said on Friday.

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New Fighting Near South Sudan Capital, Violating Cease-fire

0 Visits: 236 | Friday January 05, 2018 - 20:32:17
JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan's warring sides are blaming each other for new fighting outside the capital that violates a recent cease-fire.

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Half as Many Migrants Landed in Europe in 2017 as 2016: IOM

0 Visits: 199 | Friday January 05, 2018 - 20:27:21
GENEVA — Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, with curbs finally cutting traffic on the deadly route from Libya to Italy.

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South Africa: 18 Killed, About 260 Injured in Train Crash

0 Visits: 240 | Friday January 05, 2018 - 10:30:36
JOHANNESBURG — A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and injuring about 260 others, authorities said.

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Egypt: Sudan Recalls its Ambassador to Consult Amid Spat

0 Visits: 154 | Friday January 05, 2018 - 10:18:52
CAIRO — Egypt says neighboring Sudan has recalled its ambassador in Cairo for consultations, the latest sign of rapidly deteriorating ties between the onetime allies.

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Congo: 33 Die in Flooding After Heavy Rain

0 Visits: 264 | Friday January 05, 2018 - 10:12:32
KINSHASA, Congo — Authorities in Congo say at least 33 people have died amid flooding in and around the capital of Kinshasa.

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Nigerian Military Rescues Schoolgirl Abducted by Boko Haram in 2014

0 Visits: 133 | Thursday January 04, 2018 - 20:50:04
ABUJA — The Nigerian military said on Thursday it had rescued one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the town of Chibok in 2014, one of the world's most notorious kidnappings in recent years.

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Sudan Extends Ceasefire with Rebels Through End-March - SUNA Agency

0 Visits: 200 | Thursday January 04, 2018 - 20:46:05
KHARTOUM — Sudan has extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of March, state news agency SUNA reported on Thursday, citing a presidential decree.

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Ethiopia to Release All Political Prisoners, Close Camp

0 Visits: 381 | Wednesday January 03, 2018 - 21:03:27
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to "widen the democratic space for all." This is the first time the government has acknowledged…

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Uganda: Museveni Signs Bill Removing Presidential Age Limit

0 Visits: 275 | Wednesday January 03, 2018 - 11:30:20
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a bill that removes a presidential age limit from the constitution and allows him to run for election again, deputy spokeswoman Linda Nabusayi confirmed Tuesday.

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