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Death toll in Sudan Darfur clashes rises to 48 – state media

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Ongoing tribal clashes in Sudan’s restive Darfur have killed at least 48 people in the latest bout of violence to hit the region, state media...
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World Bank to invest $5 billion in Africa’s drylands

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The World Bank Group plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes and improve agriculture productivity. According...
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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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French warplanes fly over Central African Republic amid rebel offensives

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Rebels attacked two towns in the Central African Republic on Saturday as French warplanes flew over in an apparent attempt to deter an advance on...
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Gambia discovers 3 tonnes of cocaine in salt shipment

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Law enforcement officers in The Gambia discovered nearly three tonnes of cocaine in a salt shipment from Ecuador, its drugs agency said Friday, in the...
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AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

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The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East,...
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France arrests former DR Congo rebel leader

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France has opened investigations into former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader Roger Lumbala. He is accused of “complicity in crimes against humanity” for his...
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Former CAR president under investigation for ‘rebellion’

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The Central African Republic has launched an investigation into former President Francois Bozize, whom the government accuses of plotting a coup before last month’s elections....
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Fearing violence, shops shut, people hunker down before Central African vote

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Panic gripped the streets of Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Wednesday with businesses closing and people holing up in their homes as the country...