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Niger: Terrorist attack kills 15 soldiers

Fifteen soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in a attack by “terrorist elements” in western Niger, authorities said Thursday. “A Niger army patrol was attacked by terrorist elements at 15:00 GMT north of Tilwa (on Wednesday). We have 15 dead and 19 wounded in our ranks,” said Colonel Toure Seydou …

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Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies at 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly on Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia’s UN mission. Vitaly Churkin was taken …

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Part of Cameroon have suffered “Internet Loss” since mid-January.

Cameroon should immediately reverse the ‘‘appalling violation of their right to freedom of expression,” in its Anglophone regions by restoring internet access, a United Nations expert has said. Internet service has been cut since mid-January 2017 following a series of anti-government protests in the regions. According to David Kaye, Yaounde …

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African leaders agree to form joint counter-terrorism force

Troops from five Sahel countries are planning to set up a joint counter-terrorism force in the region to tackle jihadist threats. The announcement came as leaders of the Sahel G5 states – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – met in Mali’s capital Bamako on Monday, to discuss the …

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UN installs solar power panels in hospitals in Libya

Power outages are a frequent occurrence in most Libyan towns that can sometimes reach up to 17 hours and hospitals always bear the brunt of these recurring blackouts. The United Nations Development Programme is funding the installation of solar power panels on the roofs of hospitals in several cities across …

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Trump’s ban on Sudan, Somalia, Libya, 4 others will only embolden terrorists – OIC

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed grave concerns about the executive order signed by Donald Trump, banning nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The executive order signed by Trump imposes a four-month travel ban on refugees entering the United States and a 90-day hold on travellers from Syria, Iran …

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