26-Jan-2019 to 12:30

Mozambique probes death of S. African terror suspect

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's provincial attorney’s office in the country's northern province of Cabo Delgado has ordered an autopsy, following the death in police custody of a South African businessman facing terrorism charges.

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25-Jan-2019 to 23:16

Mali mine blast kills two peacekeepers

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — Two peacekeepers were killed in a mine explosion as their convoy passed through central Mali, the UN mission in the country revealed in a tweet.

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24-Jan-2019 to 15:51

UN warns of ethnic militias in Sahel

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Senior UN human rights official, Andrew Gilmour, has welcomed the commitment of countries of the Sahel to protect the rights of civilians as they confront terrorism, and warned of the dangers posed by the growing number of ethnic-based private militias.

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24-Jan-2019 to 15:24

Ghana MP raises questions about ex- Guantanamo Bay detainees

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party legislator for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has asked the government to provide details on the whereabouts of two ex-detainees of Guantanamo Bay.

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24-Jan-2019 to 14:50

Chadian leader sacks several police chiefs

APA-N'Djaména (Chad) By Adam Hassane Deyé — President Idriss Déby of Chad, have made a clean sweep of the national police by sacking several directors general and other officials under a decree issued on Wednesday evening.

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24-Jan-2019 to 13:14

South Sudan: JMEC emphasizes importance of unified armed forces

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — As the implementation of the peace deal approaches a crucial period, the disengagement, cantonment and unification of armed forces in South Sudan will be a “decisive milestone”, the interim head of the peace monitoring body has said.

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24-Jan-2019 to 10:03

S/Sudan: Lack of funding delays deployment of monitoring teams

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — South Sudan's ceasefire monitoring mechanism has not yet deployed its national monitors due to budget constraints.

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