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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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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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