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Civil Security

Ethiopia releases senior opposition leader

Ethiopian opposition leader released from jailEthiopia released a senior opposition leader from prison and dropped all charges against him a day after demonstrators blocked roads and staged rallies in several towns to protest his incarceration.
   

Mass Boko Haram trial resumes

Mass Boko Haram trial in NigeriaHundreds of people suspected of links to Boko Haram are on trial in a detention centre in central Nigeria in a resumption of the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency, authorities said.
   

Six arrested for Marikana killings

Marikana.A police operation has led to the arrest of six suspects who are thought to be behind the killings of people in Marikana, North West, five years ago, says Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.

   

ISS: Africa's violent trade in cattle, guns and bullets

Cattle in Sudan.Cattle rustling is by no means a new problem in Africa. Pastoral communities in East Africa and the Horn have dealt with it for generations. Cattle rustling or raiding was integrated into cultural norms and accepted as a way to balance community wealth and power. Driven by community need, it was redistributive and reciprocal. Local means of conflict resolution would prevent the escalation of violence, particularly among pastoral communities.

   

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