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Russian Army starts training 1 200 Nigerian personnel in counter-insurgency warfare

Nigerian soldiers.The Nigerian security services have sent 1 200 personnel to Russia where they are receiving advanced counter-insurgency training from Russian special forces and will return to form the nucleus of a special counter-insurgency force which will be deployed to fight Boko Haram militants.

African rivalries weaken U.N. hand against rebels in DR Congo

Congolese rebels.Hundreds of Rwandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are defying a six month ultimatum to disarm, ratcheting up pressure on regional powers and U.N. peacekeepers to eliminate, once and for all, a force at the heart of two decades of conflict.

Kenya arrests leader of separatist coastal movement

Kenya has arrested a separatist coastal leader.Kenyan police on Wednesday arrested the leader of a separatist movement seeking independence for the country's Indian Ocean coast regions, accusing Omar Mwamnuadzi of holding an illegal meeting and planning a breach of the peace.

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia warns of attacks by Somali militants

Al Shabaab militants.The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has warned of a possible attack by Somali militant group al Shabaab and urged its nationals to avoid large crowds and hotels and restaurants in an upscale district of the capital Addis Ababa.

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