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Diplomacy & Peace

US suspending Somali military aid over corruption concerns

US withdrawing some Somali military aidThe United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow as African peacekeepers start to withdraw.

Sahel coalition looking for victories by mid-2018

Sahel coalitionA French-backed West African military force to tackle Islamist militants must secure its first victories by the middle of 2018 to prove its worth and ensure more concrete support from the United Nations, French and Malian leaders said.

US sanctions two Africans over ivory, weapons trade

US sanction two over Lords Resistance ArmyThe US Treasury Department blacklisted two people it said supported the outlawed Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central African Republic through illegal trade in ivory, weapons and money aimed at fuelling conflict in the region.

ISS: South Africa’s squandered chance to show real leadership

Zuma and al Bashir.Last year South Africa announced its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). But the country’s efforts were stalled when the Pretoria high court ruled in February this year that President Jacob Zuma’s administration had acted unlawfully, forcing the country to revoke its notice of withdrawal.


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