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Nigeria: Terrorists Attack Zamfara Community, Kill ’20 Residents’

Terrorists have killed “at least 20” residents including men, women and children in a village in north-west Nigeria, in an attack that lasted over two hours. During the attack on Bilbis community, the terrorists also injured seven residents who are now receiving medical attention, residents told PREMIUM TIMES. “They rode on their motorcycles and circled […]

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Sudan: UAE Objects to UNSC Over ‘Spurious’ Accusations By Sudan

New York — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has objected to what it calls “baseless allegations” made by the Permanent Representative for Sudan, El Haris Idris, to the 9,611th meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on April 19, in which he accused Abu Dhabi of supporting the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and supplying them […]

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Sudan: Canada Sanctions Individuals and Entities Affiliated With Sudan Warring Parties

Ottawa — Yesterday, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced sanctions against two individuals and four entities affiliated with the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) for undermining peace, security, and stability in Sudan. The individuals subject to Canadian sanctions are RSF Deputy Commander Abdelrahim Dagalo and head of the Islamic Movement in Sudan […]

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Central African Republic: CAR Child Refugees Dream of a Better Future

More than a million people, including children, have fled their homes in the volatile Central Africa Republic to Cameroon. Not all have given up hope. A bus throws up dust as it rumbles away from the sprawling expanse of the refugee camp at Gado-Badzere in eastern Cameroon. It’s heading to the war-ravaged Central African Republic […]

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Nigerian Military Speaks On Alleged Shooting of Civilians

The Coalition of Bokkos Ethnic Youth Nationalities alleged that soldiers shot civilians and compounded the vulnerability of residents of their locality The Nigerian military’s Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has dismissed an allegation that its soldiers shot innocent civilians in the recent attacks in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State. OPHS is a special military […]

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Ghana: Two Dead, Three Injured in Navy, Kplejoo Group Clashes in Tema Newtown

Two men were reported dead and three injured when some Kplejoo groups clashed with the Navy at Tema Newtown during the final procession of the Kplejoo festival. The Ghana News Agency (GNA) reports that as part of the festival, the groups on the evening of last Friday, went on their usual annual procession throughout the […]

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Egypt: FM Phones U.S. State Secretary On Middle East Developments

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Sunday 14/4/2024 made a phone contact with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement. The talks covered the evolving situation in the Middle East, particularly in light of the Iranian drone attacks on Israeli targets and the recent escalation […]

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Sudan: Urgent Need to Avert a Worse Catastrophe after a Year of War in Sudan

Geneva — Today marks one year since conflict between rival military leaders broke out in Sudan. Many Sudanese have fled across the border into Chad, including those from Darfur – where news organizations and aid agencies are warning of a return to the widespread genocide and mass rapes in Darfur that began in 2003. On […]

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Sudan: One Year of Conflict – Key Facts and Figures

One year after war erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on 15 April 2023, Sudan is facing one of the fastest unfolding crises globally, with unprecedented needs. About 25 million people – of whom over 14 million are children – need humanitarian assistance and support. Alarmingly 17.7 million […]

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Uganda: United States Provides More Than $25 Million for Refugee Assistance in Uganda

The United States, through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and USAID, is providing more than $25 million in additional humanitarian funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda. PRM is contributing more than $14 […]

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Sudan: Economic Fallout of Sudan War Deepens Hunger Crisis for Millions

Port Sudan — Sudan’s war has claimed thousands of lives, forced millions from their homes, and sparked economic turmoil across the region that is deepening the hunger crisis, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as the conflict approaches its one-year mark. In Sudan, areas of agricultural land have turned into battlegrounds, while farms […]

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The Tentacles of Iranian Interference

The war in Gaza and its aftermath of renewed tensions between Hezbollah and the Hebrew state are a reminder of the extent of Iranian interference in the region. But the mullahs’ regime is now exerting a destabilising influence beyond its traditional sphere of influence. The risks to peace and global trade are real. For almost […]

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Niger: Russia Sends Military Trainers, Troops to Niger

Russian military personnel arrived in Niamey to train their soldiers and set up an air defense system. Russia has been trying to build stronger ties with several African nations currently ruled by military juntas. The Russian defense ministry sent military personnel and trainers to Niger on Wednesday to install systems and train soldiers, Nigerien state […]

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Kenya and Somalia Agree to Combat Terrorism and Insecurity

Nairobi, Kenya — President William Ruto of Kenya and President Hassan Mohamud of Somalia held a meeting at State House, Nairobi, on Thursday, focusing on joint initiatives to combat terrorism and general insecurity in the region. The two leaders discussed the shared threat of the al-Shabaab terror group, which has been responsible for attacks in […]

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Sudan: Us Urges World to Care More About Sudan

US diplomats urged countries to do more to stop the humanitarian crisis in Sudan as the conflict between the army and the RSF nears the one-year mark. They also called for Iran not to provide arms to Sudan. The United States on Thursday urged countries to give more attention to the conflict in Sudan. It […]

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South Africa: Stellenbosch University Senate Members Call for Ceasefire in Gaza

Thuli Madonsela is one of more than 100 signatories Many members of the senate of Stellenbosch University have joined calls around the world for a ceasefire in Gaza. They have signed a statement that also effectively calls for a boycott of institutions linked to the Israeli Defense Forces. About 100 of the university’s approximately 380 […]

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Rwanda: BSC Pays Tribute to Victims of Genocide Against the Tutsi

Management and staff of Broadband Systems Corporation (BSC) paid homage to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in a commemoration event held at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, as Rwanda marks 30 years since the tragic event unfolded. The event, held on April 9, included various commemorative activities such as a tour of […]

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Gabon: In Gabon, Muslims Invite Christians Into Mosques to Pray for Peace

Yaounde, Cameroon — In Gabon, Christians joined Muslims this week to pray for peace as the country holds a month-long “national dialogue” intended to pave the way for military leaders to transfer power to a civilian government. Clerics say that among the approximately 700 civilians who attended this year’s Eid al-Fitr prayers Wednesday at the […]