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Diplomacy & Peace

Deadline issued for Jammeh after West African military halt Gambia operation

Barrow sworn in as new Gambia presidentWest African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make a last attempt to convince longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh to step aside.
   

Uganda detain M23 rebels travelling to DR Congo

Uganda detains M23 rebelsUgandan security forces detained more than 100 former M23 rebels trying to reach neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Thursday.
   

Darfur peace pact in the offing

Darfur peace pactSudan is ready to sign a peace agreement with a major rebel group in the longstanding Darfur conflict, a government official said on Thursday, days after President Omar Hassan al-Bashir extended a unilateral ceasefire.
   

U.N. backs West African efforts to install new Gambia president

Adama Barrow.The United Nations Security Council on Thursday backed efforts by West African states to ensure Gambian President Adama Barrow assumes power from Yahya Jammeh, but stressed that it should be pursued by political means first.
   

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