Steep rise in kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea
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Steep rise in kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea

The International Maritime Bureau has warned that sea pirates have a new target, the Gulf…

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Aid agencies warn millions at risk of starvation in NE Nigeria
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Aid agencies warn millions at risk of starvation in NE Nigeria

Charity group MSF in Nigeria, say children are dying of malnutrition across the North-east of…

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Security forces repel attack by militants near Lagos
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Security forces repel attack by militants near Lagos

Security operatives have repelled an attack by oil militants who besieged a community in Lagos…

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NEWS HEADLINES at 1000GMT
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NEWS HEADLINES at 1000GMT

Charity group MSF say children are dying of malnutrition across the North-east of Nigeria. Severe…

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Drought ravages crop yields in Malawi as farmers struggle to cope
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Drought ravages crop yields in Malawi as farmers struggle to cope

Malawi is perhaps worst affected by the drought in southern Africa. Half the country’s population…

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Executions to proceed in Indonesia despite UN request for clemency
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Executions to proceed in Indonesia despite UN request for clemency

Indonesian authorities have asked the international community to respect its law as it prepares to…

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Thousands welcome opposition leader back home in DRC
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Thousands welcome opposition leader back home in DRC

Congolese Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi arrived in Kinshasa on Wednesday from a two year stay…

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UNSC extends peacekeeping mandate in C.A.R.
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UNSC extends peacekeeping mandate in C.A.R.

The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the peacekeeping operation in the…

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Zimbabwe to improve working conditions for migrant workers
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Zimbabwe to improve working conditions for migrant workers

The Zimbabwean government says it will finalize consultations on the National Labour Migration Policy Framework…

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Uganda’s opposition blasts government’s plans to bailout private businesses
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Uganda’s opposition blasts government’s plans to bailout private businesses

A proposal by the Ugandan government to give financial assistance to collapsing local businesses has…

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