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African Union commends Nigerian police officers for securing elections in Somalia

September 10, 2017   Mogadishu – The African Union has honoured a contingent of Nigerian police officers for its role in securing peace in Somalia. The officers who have completed their tour of duty were awarded medals and certificates at a ceremony held in Mogadishu on Friday. Speaking at the function on Friday AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) Police ...

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Floods kill at least five as storms thrash Italy

AFP | Published — Sunday 10 September 2017   Cars that were taken with by floods sit in a ground floor in Livorno, Italy, on September 10, 2017. According to reports, five people were found dead in a flooded basement after abundant rain. (EPA/ALESSIO NOVI)   ROME: At least five people have died in violent rainstorms sweeping across Italy on ...

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UPDATED: Egyptian police kill 9 suspected terrorists in shootout during raid in Cairo’s Agouza, 5 officers wounded

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Sep 2017   File Photo: Members of the police special forces in Cairo, Egypt, August 7, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)   Nine alleged terrorists have been killed in an exchange of gunfire with police in central Cairo’s Agouza district, an interior ministry official told state-run news agency MENA on Sunday. Five policemen were also injured during ...

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Gas and oil key in East African integration

 09.09.2017   By DW (Deutsche Welle) Gas-rich Tanzania hosts a two-day congress aimed at bringing together policymakers and experts in the oil and gas industry. But the country needs to pick its strategic partners carefully, says analyst Anaclet Rwegayura.   For ages, Tanzania’s rich underground wealth was unknown. That has kept it safe for the present generation, which needs it to ...

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Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue after Qatar outreach

September 9, 2017   Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (2nd from left), talking to an unidentified man during the inauguration of the new Hamad Port in Doha on Sept 5, 2017.PHOTO: AFP   RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia on Saturday (Sept 9) suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of distorting facts soon after a phone call between ...

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German woman on trial in Turkey over failed coup: media

AFP | Published — Saturday 9 September 2017   An elderly woman speaks with policemen in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, in this September 3, 2017 photo. (AFP)   BERLIN: A 49-year-old German woman is standing trial in a Turkish court accused of having links to the alleged mastermind of last year’s failed coup, German media reported Friday. The accused, ...

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South Africa’s Desmond Tutu asks Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to help Rohingy

September 8, 2017   Mr Desmond Tutu (above) urged Myanmar leader and fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to intervene to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing her country.PHOTO: ST FILE 8 September, 2017   JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) – Retired South African cleric and anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu urged Myanmar leader and fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday ...

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UN: “Alarming number” of 270,000 Rohingya in Myanmar exodus

By MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 — 11:50AM BERNAT ARMANGUE, ASSOCIATED PRESS A Rohingya woman breaks down after a fight erupted during food distribution by local volunteers at Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The massive refugee camp in Kutupalong was set up in the early 90s to accommodate the first waves of Rohingya Muslim refugees who started ...

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Togo’s capital partly locked down after mass protests

AFP , Friday 8 Sep 2017     Riot police arrive during anti-government demonstrations calling for constitutional reform on September 8, 2017 AFP   Several areas of Togo’s capital, Lome, remained blocked off on Friday after security forces fired tear gas against anti-government protesters. Shops were shut on main roads and in working-class districts of the coastal city, while there ...

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African governments’ actions push people into extremism, study finds

The Guardian | Thursday 7 September 2017 State action against terrorism may paradoxically prompt many to join groups such as Boko Haram and al-Shabaab   The scene of an al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu. Violent extremism in Africa has killed more than 33,000 people in six years. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images   Jason Burke Africa correspondent   Hundreds of violent extremists ...

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