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24-hour curfew imposed in Nigeria’s Kaduna after scores killed in communal violence.

24-hour curfew imposed in Nigeria’s Kaduna after scores killed in communal violence.

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, where police said at least 55 people were killed in communal clashes. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said special security forces have been deployed to hotspots in the state’s capital to restore calm. Buhari said he found the frequent outbreaks of bloodshed [&hellip

Ethiopia inks peace deal with separatist group.

Ethiopia inks peace deal with separatist group.

Ethiopia says it has signed a peace deal with the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), formally ending more than three decades of insurgency in the eastern Somali regional state. Formed in 1984, the ONLF had been fighting for the rights of ethnic Somalis living in eastern Ethiopia to self-determination, including the option of secession. [&hellip

Liberia: Weah Expresses Concerned Over ‘More Than Me’ Alleged Rape Debacle.

Liberia: Weah Expresses Concerned Over ‘More Than Me’ Alleged Rape Debacle.

In the wake of the sex scandal implicating a former employee of the ‘More and Me’ charity, President George M. Weah has expressed that his government is deeply concern over reports of an alleged rape scandal involving tons of teenage girls and one official of an American Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) named and styled ‘More Than [&hellip

Report: South Sudan armed opposition seized girls as ‘wives’.

Report: South Sudan armed opposition seized girls as ‘wives’.

South Sudan’s armed opposition abducted women and girls as young as 12 and lined them up so commanders could choose “wives,” and those not selected were left to be raped repeatedly by other fighters, a new UN report said on Thursday. The report , based on victim and witness accounts, gives new details on the [&hellip

Ethiopia frees 1,174 detainees held over Addis Ababa violence.

Ethiopia frees 1,174 detainees held over Addis Ababa violence.

Ethiopian authorities have freed over 1,100 youth arrested over violent protests in and around the capital Addis Ababa in September 2018. Police chief Jemal Zeinu confirmed that out of the 1,204 youth were detained – according to Amnesty International, arbitrarily – 83 of them are to be put before courts on suspicion of committing crimes. [&hellip

South Sudan army raped, killed and recruited children –UN.

South Sudan army raped, killed and recruited children –UN.

South Sudanese soldiers are responsible for most of the killings and rapes of children carried out in the country, the United Nations said on Monday. “I am especially alarmed by the rampant levels of grave violations committed by government security forces,” Ms Virginia Gamba, the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, told the [&hellip

US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon.

US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon.

The United States conducted its largest air strike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military said Tuesday. “This precision air strike was the largest air strike against Al-Shabaab since November 21, 2017,” when air-dropped US munitions targeted one of the group’s training camps, killing about 100 [&hellip

Tanzania charges Acacia subsidiaries with tax evasion, corruption.

Tanzania charges Acacia subsidiaries with tax evasion, corruption.

Tanzanian authorities have charged three of Acacia Mining’s local subsidiaries, an employee and a former staffer for money laundering and tax evasion, the gold miner said on Wednesday. Acacia Mining said all the accused had pleaded not guilty to all 39 charges, which include tax evasion, conspiracy, a charge under organised crime legislation, forgery, money [&hellip

Ugandan Defender Shafik Batambuze Completes Two-year Move To Gor Mahia.

Ugandan Defender Shafik Batambuze Completes Two-year Move To Gor Mahia.

Ugandan left back Shafik Batambuze has signed a two-year contract to join Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia. Shafik was a free agent after leaving Singida United of Tanzania. The ex-Tusker man sealed the deal on Tuesday and is expected to replace his fellow countryman Godrey Walusimbi who joined Kaizer Chiefs of Tanzania mid this [&hellip

Comoros: Street Clashes Over Presidential Term Extension.

Comoros: Street Clashes Over Presidential Term Extension.

Protesters barricaded roads with tree trunks and clashed with soldiers in Comoros Monday as they demonstrated against President Azali Assoumani’s attempt to extend term limits. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire and seeing security forces dismantle the barricades on Anjouan island, according to the French news agency. The last few months have seen the archipelago between continental [&hellip