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Somalia identifies suspect in kidnapping of German nurse

A security guard employed by the International Committee of the Red Cross was involved in the kidnapping of a German nurse working for the organisation in Mogadishu, the Somali government said Thursday. The nurse, identified as Sonja Nientiet, was abducted from the ICRC compound at around 8.00 pm local time (1700 GMT) on …

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Poachers leaves three rhinos dead without horns in Kenya National Park.

Three rhinos were found dead with their horns missing in Kenya’s Rhino Sanctuary in Meru National Park on Wednesday in what the country’s Ministry of Tourism is calling an act of poaching. The incident happened at around 6.30pm, where security at the sanctuary heard gunshots and rushed towards the direction …

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Real Madrid hopes to break Barcelona’s unbeaten run.

Real Madrid can transform their own season by beating Liverpool in this month’s Champions League final, and on Sunday they can dent Barcelona’s by becoming the first team to defeat the Catalans in La Liga. This ‘clasico’ at Camp Nou will have minimal impact on the league, with Barca already …

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China announces $2.36 bn currency swap agreement with Nigeria.

China’s central bank said on Thursday it has signed a three-year bilateral currency swap agreement with Nigeria worth 15 billion yuan ($2.36 billion). The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said on its website the swap deal will facilitate trade and investment, and safeguard stability of financial markets of both countries. …

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Attempt to protect GERD project unites Ethiopia, Sudan military chiefs.

Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to establish a joint miliatry force to protect the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) project, the Middle East Monitor reports. The agreement was signed late last week at the end of the Ethiopian-Sudanese Military Commission’s work in Addis Ababa. The Chief of Staff of both countries …

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Rwandan president considers crisis affected region in transition process.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame says the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) affects all of its neighbours directly or indirectly hence, neighbours can have a say in what happens there. He said with as many as nine neighbours bordering the country, its problems were as good as …

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