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Funds from Nigerian excess oil account go to fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria votes more funds to fight Boko HaramNigerian state governors approved release of $1 billion from the country’s excess oil account to government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.

Casualties for Libyan forces in Benghazi

Benghazi fightingLibyan forces in Benghazi lost four men and had 10 wounded so far in December, five months after declaring victory in a campaign to control the eastern city, a medical source said.

Ethnic fighting in South Sudan claims 45 lives

South Sudan ethnic fightingAt least 45 people were killed in fighting between ethnic groups in South Sudan’s northern state of Western Lakes in a new outbreak of violence in a country already devastated by a four-year civil war.

Ivory Coast to retire 1,000 soldiers to slim down military

A soldier in the Ivory Coast.Ivory Coast will cut its armed forces by about 1,000 troops by the end of the year, the government spokesman said on Wednesday, in a bid to rationalise a costly and sometimes unruly military.


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