31-Jan-2019 to 16:52

At least 500 killed in DRC massacres – UN Report

APA-Kinshasa (DRC) — A preliminary UN investigation into a massacre reportedly carried out in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last month, reveals that “at least 535 civilians were killed in four attacks”, the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO, said on Wednesday.

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31-Jan-2019 to 14:09

Kenya: Cabinet approves establishment of C-IED centre

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday in Nairobi chaired the first Cabinet meeting this year, which approved the establishment of a Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Centre (C-IED Centre) at Embakasi Garrison in Nairobi.

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29-Jan-2019 to 21:25

Sierra Leone: Controversial female police officer suspended

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The independence of the Sierra Leone Police is once again under scrutiny after it confirmed the suspension of a controversial senior police amidst allegations of political reprisal.

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29-Jan-2019 to 16:30

UN to destroy one millionth explosive in S/Sudan

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) says it will conduct the demolition of its one millionth explosive item on Wednesday, at Jebel Lumuni, Blinyang Bare village, 15km south of the South Sudanese capital Juba.

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28-Jan-2019 to 11:11

Mozambique, US in navy exercise to combat illegal fishing

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique and the US will embarked a combined military exercise code-named "Cutlass Express 2019", which seeks to combat illegal trafficking, maritime piracy and the interception of vessels engaged in illegal fishing.

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28-Jan-2019 to 05:58

S/Africa: India lifts S/African arms maker’s 13-year ban

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African arms manufacturer and contractor Denel has been handed a lifeline following India’s ending of 13-year ban of the state-owned firm, APA has learnt.

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26-Jan-2019 to 16:49

Ethiopia: State discovers mass graves in eastern region

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s Federal Attorney General has revealed the findings of its investigations into crimes committed following the violence that occurred on 4-6 August 2018 in the country’s Somali regional state.

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