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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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24-Jan-2019 to 06:25

Suspected S/African jihadist dies in Mozambique

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has directed the country’s top diplomat in Mozambique, Mandisi Mpahlwa, to engage Maputo to find out how André Hanekom died in custody.

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24-Jan-2019 to 01:30

Uganda sends new police contingent to Somalia

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — A contingent of 13 Uganda Police Officers has been flagged off for a peace keeping mission in Somalia under AMISOM.

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