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Army of ‘bewitched’ children involved in Congo massacres as UN reports hundreds of deaths

..."Their accounts should serve as a grave warning to the government of the DRC to act now to prevent such violence from tipping into wider ethnic cleansing."...
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Rwanda election: President Paul Kagame wins by landslide

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide, the country's electoral commission has announced....
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Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

Fayez Serraj and Khalifa Haftar commit to stop using armed forces except for in fight against 'terrorist' groups....
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Nigeria releases 1st new photo of absent leader in 2 months

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government has released a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari more than two months after he left for London for medical treatment amid growing health concerns....
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Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from Libya

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say....
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Western donors freeze support for 'obsolete' South Sudan peace deal

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Western donor nations will commit no further resources to support implementation of South Sudan's peace deal, until East Africa's leaders find a credible way of relaunching an agreement ripped apart by a worsening conflict. ...
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South Africa's ANC proposes land expropriation without compensation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress has proposed at its policy conference that land expropriation without compensation should be allowed where it is "necessary and unavoidable", President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday....
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Rwanda genocide shaped me, Congolese ex-rebel tells court

The Hague (AFP) - A former Congolese rebel commander told war crimes judges Wednesday the "horrific events" he saw during Rwanda's 1994 genocide shaped him to vow to do everything he could to prevent "it happening again"....
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EU commits 50 million euros to combat militants in West Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) - The European Union committed 50 million euros ($56 million) on Monday to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a multinational force to combat Islamist militant groups....
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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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