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Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Hassan Ali Khaire.Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday, as it battles an Islamist insurgency.


Ethiopia to release jailed politicians to "foster national reconciliation"

The Ethiopian flag.Ethiopia will release politicians jailed on charges including involvement in terrorism, its prime minister said on Wednesday -- an unexpected shift in stance from the government, which has denied accusations it uses security concerns to stifle dissent.


New acquisitions proposed in Nigeria’s 2018 defence budget

The NNS Andoni.Nigeria’s military aims to acquire a number of new assets with its proposed 2018 budget, including small boats, tugs and helicopters.


Uganda's Museveni signs law removing age cap for president

Yoweri Museveni.Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law that scraps a 75-year age cap for presidential candidates, a spokesman for parliament said on Tuesday, a move critics say will allow him to remain in power indefinitely.


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