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Torture victim images spur brutality accusations against Uganda's police

Ugandan rights activists say grisly images of the torture of a detained politician, showing septic wounds on his body, highlight escalating brutality and impunity by the country's security personnel.
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Ivory Coast soldiers revolt over bonus pay dispute

Soldiers left their barracks and blocked streets in several towns and cities across Ivory Coast on Friday, including the commercial capital Abidjan, firing gunshots into the air as their protest over a pay dispute gathered momentum....
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20 killed in clashes in DR Congo's Kasai region: UN

Kinshasa (AFP) - Twenty people died in ethnic clashes last week in the troubled central Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said Wednesday....
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With Nigeria's northeast facing famine, WFP funds could dry up in weeks –sources

ABUJA (Reuters) - The United Nations' World Food Programme could in a few weeks run out of funding to feed millions living on the brink of famine in Nigeria, four people familiar with the matter said, intensifying one of the world's largest humanitarian crises....
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Niger troops kill 57 Boko Haram fighters: security sources

Niamey (AFP) - Niger troops have killed 57 Boko Haram jihadists during fighting in the southeast Niger, a security source told AFP Monday....
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South Sudan denies big military spending despite famine

JUBA, South Sudan: South Sudanese government has denied it is spending more than 60 percent of its revenues on buying weapons to fight rebellion and dissidents instead of using it to help people facing starvation....
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Niger's parliament to investigate 'uraniumgate' sale

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's lower house of parliament voted unanimously on Friday to investigate accusations that President Mahamadou Issoufou's former chief of staff improperly participated in the state mining company's purchase of 5.5 million pounds of uranium....
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Ethiopia trash dump landslide death toll rises to 115

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Emergency workers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa searched through a mountain of garbage for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday as the death toll from a landslide at a rubbish landfill site rose to 115....
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Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic troubles

...Many in the city of four million are left with no choice but to rely on the "blue donkeys", as Addis Ababa's cramped minibuses are known.......
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Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds and water lilies to survive

THONYOR, South Sudan (Reuters) - Like thousands of other South Sudanese families caught up in famine, Sara Dit and her 10 children are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the river Nile....
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