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France, World Bank, AfDB pledge $25.5 billion against desertification in Africa

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The war against desertification in Africa has gotten a boost with funding coming from multinational donor agencies and the government of France. The financiers committed...
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Rebels launch attacks close to Central African Republic capital – minister

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Rebel forces in the Central African Republic on Wednesday launched two attacks that were pushed back on the outskirts of the capital Bangui, Interior Minister...
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Rwanda deploys troops to Central Africa – defence ministry

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Rwanda has deployed troops to the Central African Republic, where its soldiers serving in the UN peacekeeping force have been targeted by rebels, the defence...
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UN peacekeepers say CAR rebel push ‘under control’

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Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is “under control”, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping...
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CAR accuses ex-president of coup attempt ahead of vote

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The government of the perennially unstable Central African Republic on Saturday accused former president Francois Bozize of an attempted coup ahead of next week’s elections,...
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Boko Haram: UN concerned for safety of refugees in Niger

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The United Nations voiced grave concern on Tuesday for the safety of thousands of refugees and internally displaced in the wake of a deadly Boko...
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Niger: UN condemns terrorist attack which left 27 dead

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Saturday’s deadly attack by gunmen that claimed 27 lives in the Republic of Niger. The Boko Haram terrorist group...
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UN envoy calls for investigation into electoral violence in Ghana

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The United Nations (UN) has called on Ghanaian authorities to investigate incidents of electoral violence recorded during the December 7 polls. The UN further charged...
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First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray

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The first international aid convoy arrived Saturday in the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region since fighting broke out more than a month ago, triggering a...