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Gambia is latest African nation to quit international criminal court

Agence France-Presse in Dakar Announcement follows decisions by South Africa and Burundi earlier this month to withdraw from ICC The Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the international criminal court, accusing the tribunal of the “persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans”. The announcement late on Tuesday came after similar decisions this month by South Africa and Burundi ...

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Iraq: Coalition huddles as forces inch towards Mosul

Al Jazeera Tuesday October 25 2016 US-led group meets in Paris to discuss ongoing operation to free key ISIL-held Iraqi city as fighting intensifies. Iraqi forces inched to within striking distance of eastern Mosul on Tuesday as defence chiefs from the US-led coalition met in Paris to review the offensive on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group’s ...

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Government official dies at Amsterdam Airport, airline unaware

Daily Monitor TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 2016 The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed that Michael Odong, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of agro-chemicals died in Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on Sunday By Stephen Otage The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed that Michael Odong, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of agro-chemicals died in Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on Sunday. According to the ...

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Hundreds protest against UN envoy in Yemen capital

AFP , Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 Hundreds of people demonstrated in Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Tuesday against what they described as the United Nations’ “complicity” in the country’s deadly 19-month-old war, witnesses said. The protesters gathered outside a Sanaa hotel where UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed was staying as he tried to convince the warring parties to accept a ...

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Suicide truck bomb rams African troop base in Somalia

MOGADISHU Oct 25 (Reuters) – Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group rammed a suicide truck bomb into a military base of African AMISOM peacekeeping troops on Tuesday in the area of Beledweyne town, north of the capital, the militant group and a police officer said. There were no immediate reports about casualties. “A mujahid (fighter) driving a heavily loaded truck bomb ...

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Al Shabaab gunmen kill intelligence officer in Somali capital

MOGADISHU Oct 25 (Reuters) – Gunmen from Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group shot dead a senior intelligence officer as he walked to a mosque in Mogadishu late on Monday, police and the group said. Colonel Abdiasis Araye was killed in the capital’s Waberi district, police officer Ismail Hussein told Reuters. “We reached the scene but the militants had already escaped,” ...

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OCHA Somalia Flash Update 2 Humanitarian impact of fighting in Gaalkacyo

REPORT from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Published on 24 Oct 2016 Situation overview Fighting continued for the third week in Gaalkacyo, leaving 18 people killed and 60 injured since 7 October 2016, according to local authorities. By 23 October, humanitarian partners in Gaalkacyo now estimate that over 75,000 people have been displaced, but local authorities have ...

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UPDATE 1-Suicide car bomb rocks Somali capital – police

MOGADISHU Oct 23 (Reuters) – At least one person died and two others were injured in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday when a car exploded near a camp for displaced people, police said. “We believe it was a suicide car bomb. Its driver detonated the bomb in his car,” police officer Ibrahim Elmi told Reuters. The blast was in ...

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The Observer view on Congo and the failure of democracy in Africa

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the latest country disintegrating because a leader wants to hang on to power Two decades ago, the Democratic Republic of Congo, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country, was engulfed in what became known as Africa’s Great War, a conflict that drew in half-a-dozen neighbouring countries and raged for five years from 1998. The conflict and its ...

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