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Diplomacy & Peace

West African leaders vow to fight jihadists after Burkina attacks

West African leaders vow to fight jihadistsBurkina Faso President Mark Roche said his country would fight and defeat militants despite being hit by Islamist insurgents last week in an attack which eight people were killed and dozens wounded.

MSF suspends work in Nigerian town

MSF suspends work Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said it had suspended work in the Nigerian town Rann and evacuated national and international staff after a deadly raid.

ADF rebels blamed for attack on peacekeepers

ADF rebels blamed for DR Congo attacksA Congo-based Ugandan rebel group is to blame for three attacks on United Nations peacekeepers, including one in December that killed 15 Tanzanian troops, the United Nations said.

ISS: Central Africa's gathering storm

The CAR is struggling to recover.Countries in Central Africa had a turbulent 2017 – and forecasts suggest that the region’s problems aren’t going away any time soon. The oil-dependent region continues its tepid recovery from the 2014 bust in commodity prices. At the same time, socio-political restiveness simmers against a backdrop of pseudo-democratic governance and political repression.


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