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Tanzanian president tells security forces to target drug traffickers

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - President John Magufuli told Tanzania's security forces on Monday to crack down on the drugs trade and said no one should be spared, even if they are top politicians or their relatives.
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African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - African leaders have backed a "strategy of collective withdrawal" from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but it came with unspecified reservations, an African Union official said on Wednesday after this week's African Union summit....
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Trial of Ugandan LRA warlord Dominic Ongwen resumes in The Hague

The Hague (AFP) - Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen was back in the dock Monday as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord's Resistance Army due to last several years....
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Gambia's Jammeh defies African leaders, says he will not step down

BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh vowed to stay in power when his mandate ends in January, defying calls from West African leaders to hand over to the winner of a Dec. 1 election....
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Girls 'aged 7 or 8' commit suicide attack in Nigeria

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Two girls, thought to be only seven or eight years old, conducted a double suicide attack in a northeastern Nigerian market Sunday, killing one person and wounding 18, officials said....
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Girls 'aged 7 or 8' commit suicide attack in Nigeria

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Two girls, thought to be only seven or eight years old, conducted a double suicide attack in a northeastern Nigerian market Sunday, killing one person and wounding 18, officials said....
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Turkish and Ghanaian criminals who ran fake US embassy in Accra for over a decade arrested

Fraudsters charged $6,000 (£4,714) for fraudulently obtained but legitimate US visas and false documents....
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Gambians celebrate after voting out 'billion year' leader

BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who once vowed to rule the tiny West African nation for "a billion years", said he had accepted his shock election defeat on Friday, 22 years after seizing power in a coup....
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Ethiopian women face new threat of human trafficking as economic gains slow to trickle down

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat - human trafficking, according to veteran women's rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre....
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Moroccans protest hoisting of Israeli flag at UN summit

The Moroccan association for supporting the nation's causes said the hoisting of the Israeli flag in Morocco was another step towards normalisation, which the Moroccan government denied. ...
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