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CAMEROON BANS SALE OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION IN SIX REGIONS.

Cameroon has banned the sale of arms and ammunition in six regions of the country, including the two English-speaking regions where a deep socio-political crisis has played out for over a year, the authorities announced Thursday. The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, has decreed “the prohibition, until further …

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Bio’s installation sparks violence amidst supporters and security in Sierra Leone.

Less than 24 hours after opposition Julius Maada Bio was sworn-in as President of Sierra Leone, some of his supporters have engaged in violent activities. The violence erupted in the eastern Sierra Leonean district of Kenema, after the installation of Bio as the country’s fifth president. Reports out of the …

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ANGELA MERKEL URGES ETHIOPIAN NEW PM TO HAVE INCLUSIVE POLITICAL DIALOGUE WITH ALL POLITICAL PARTIES.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has urged the newly elected Ethiopian prime minister to lead an inclusive political dialogue with all political forces. In a congratulatory statement issued on Thursday, Merkel expressed her desire to see Dr. Abiy Ahmed success in tackling the challenges facing the country. ‘‘The Federal Government …

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KENYAN FEMALE LAWMAKER URGES MEN TO MARRY MORE WIVES TO BOOST POPULATION

Gathoni Wa Muchomba, a Kenyan female lawmaker, has encouraged rich men to marry more than one wife in order to help boost the country’s population. The lawmaker, a former journalist, said this while addressing the issue of fatherless children in the society during the opening of a rehabilitation center. Wa Muchomba …

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SOUTH AFRICA: JACOB ZUMA TO FACE CORRUPTION CHARGES IN COURT

Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared in court Friday to face corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal, a scandal from the 1990s that has come back to haunt him within weeks of his fall from power. The 75-year-old, whose scandal-plagued nine years in office were marked …

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CHOLERA OUTBREAK KILLS 40 IN UGANDA REFUGEE CAMPS

Cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed about 40 people and infected more than 2,000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said on Thursday. Nearly 70,000 people from the Democratic Republic of Congo have fled to Uganda this year due to a surge …

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