Africa

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Reports: South Sudan using rape as ‘weapon of war’

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | South Sudan’s government forces are responsible for a majority of the brutal killings and attacks on civilians, according to separate reports by the United…

Uganda revises international adoption laws

By Onize Ohikere
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Adoption | Ugandan lawmakers have passed a bill that could limit the number of foreign adoptions in an attempt to close loopholes in a fractured system rife with abuse.

Gunmen kill nuns, 12 others in Yemeni retirement home massacre

By Onize Ohikere
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Yemen | Gunmen killed 16 people, including four Indian nuns, in an attack on a retirement home in Yemen’s southern city of Aden earlier today. Yemeni security…

Boko Haram fighters starve to the point of surrender

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Dozens of starving Boko Haram fighters and supporters have surrendered to local authorities, according to the Nigerian military, highlighting its success in…

Kenyan airport officials brace for possible al-Shabaab attacks

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Officials in Kenya have tightened airport security after receiving reports that terror group al-Shabaab plans to launch airborne suicide missions. An internal…

Nigeria asks for U.S. help to fight Boko Haram

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | The United States could soon send Special Operations advisory forces to Nigeria to assist regional troops in the fight against Boko Haram. The possible…

Islamic militants attack hotel in Somalia

By Leigh Jones
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Terrorism | The Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for an attack in the country’s capital today that left at least 14 dead and many others…

Nigeria forces refugees to resettle in unsafe camps

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Nigerian authorities are forcibly resettling hundreds of people displaced by Boko Haram violence, including in a refugee camp recently attacked by the…

South African leaders accuse U.S. of attempting regime change

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | The secretary-general of South Africa’s ruling party has accused U.S. diplomats of stirring up a regime change in the country similar to the Arab Spring.

Terror experts: Libya’s little victories won’t end ISIS crisis

By Onize Ohikere
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ISIS | Libyans crowded Benghazi’s streets in celebration today after army units and civilian fighters cleared Islamic extremists from the town’s al-Laithi…

Five more years of undemocratic rule in Uganda after election

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Uganda’s 30-year incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni, won another term in office in Saturday’s disputed election. Many have cried foul over the election…

Is Egypt headed for another revolution?

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Furious Egyptian protestors surrounded Cairo’s security headquarters last night after a police officer killed a 24 year-old taxi driver over a fare dispute.

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