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Nigeria lifts UNICEF suspension hours after accusing staff of spying for Islamists

Unicef.The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a suspension of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund activities in the northeast of the country, hours after it was imposed amid accusations that UNICEF staff spied for Islamist militants in the restive region.

UN alarmed by electoral violence and inflammatory speech in Congo

Joseph Kabila.Democratic Republic of Congo’s government must halt electoral violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country’s long-delayed Dec. 23 presidential election, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Friday.

No voting material for 19 Kinshasa districts after fire

Fire destroys DR Congo voting equipmentA fire at a Democratic Republic of Congo electoral commission warehouse destroyed voting materials for 19 of 24 polling districts Kinshasa, the commission said.


Somalia arrests ex-Islamist militant running for regional presidency

Mukhtar Robow.Somalia arrested on Thursday a former Islamist militant who seeking election as a regional president, sparking clashes between his supporters and security forces.

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