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Human Security

Gunmen free hundreds of prisoners in east DR Congo

Congolese rebels.Heavily armed gunmen freed some 300 inmates from a prison in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, the provincial minister of justice said, amid fears over deteriorating security in the mineral-rich region.

Nigeria aims to have abducted girls freed by Tuesday

Nigeria aims to bring back the Chibok girls on Tuesday.Nigeria aims to have secured the release of 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants by Tuesday, a senior source at the presidency told Reuters on Saturday, although he declined to comment on where the transfer would take place.

Aid worker abducted at gunpoint in South Sudan

An aid worker has been abducted in South Sudan.Eight armed men abducted an aid worker in South Sudan as he tried to board a plane to leave the conflict-hit Upper Nile region after receiving threats, a UN agency said on Friday.

Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram over abducted girls

The Chibok girls.Nigeria's government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok, the defence chief said on Friday.

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