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Al Shabaab executes Ugandan soldier

MOGADISHU. — Somalia’s Islamist al Shabaab militia has executed a Ugandan soldier captured more than a year ago, according to a video released online by the militants and confirmed by their spokesman...
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76 killed in air strike

MAIDUGURI. — At least 76 people were killed in Tuesday’s accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than 100 were wounded, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (...
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ECOWAS prepares Gambia intervention

ABUJABANJUL. — Nigeria and other West African countries are preparing a joint force to intervene militarily in Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh does not hand over power, a Nigerian military source sa...
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M23 rebels cross DRC border from Uganda

KINSHASA. — Armed fighters led by the military commander of former Congolese rebel group M23 have crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo from Uganda, Congolese officials said on Sun...
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Kampala detects bird flu

KAMPALA. — Uganda announced on Sunday it had detected bird flu among migratory birds, without specifying whether it was the particularly virulent H5 strain detected this season in countries worldwide...
Adama Barrow

Gambia’s president-elect in Senegal

DAKAR. – The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow landed in neighbouring Senegal yesterday where he will remain until his planned inauguration this week, Senegalese sources said, following an ...
ETHIOPIA-ADDIS ABABA-18TH AU SUMMIT

AU to shut door on Jammeh

ADDIS ABABA/BANJUL. – The African Union will cease to recognise Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh as the West African nation’s legitimate president as of January 19, the date he is due to hand power to the...
Jacob Zuma

ANC ready for woman president: Zuma

JOHANNESBURG. — President Jacob Zuma has said the ANC is ready for its first female leader, days after outgoing African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was named by the ANC Women’...