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Locusts threaten food security in East Africa

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Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more East African...

Funding for vigilantes approved in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s parliament voted to provide funding and training to local vigilantes in response to the growing firepower of jihadist groups threatening to overrun...

Tribal attack in disputed South Sudan region

Suspected Misseriya tribesmen killed at least 29 people, some burned to death, in an attack on a village in the disputed Abyei border region...

ISS: Somalia, terrorism and Kenya’s security dilemma

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Barely two weeks into 2020, al-Shabaab has attacked Kenya five times, leaving scores of Kenyans and foreigners dead. For the first time, one of...

Cameroon soldiers on trial

The trial of seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of participating in killing two women and two children started behind closed doors, judicial sources said, after...

Burkina Faso market attack leaves 36 dead

Thirty-six civilians were killed in Burkina Faso in what government called a terrorist attack on a market in Sanmatenga province. Armed militants forced their...

Kidnapped Indian mine owner’s son released in Burkina Faso

The son of an Indian gold mine owner in Burkina Faso, kidnapped by unidentified assailants in 2018, was released, his father said. Kimar Akoliya,...

Nigerian aid worker hub targeted – UN

Islamist militants attacked a facility housing aid groups in north-east Nigeria at the weekend in what the UN warned is an escalation in violence...

Crew kidnappings increase in the Gulf of Guinea

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Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was “an alarming increase” in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International...

Six hurt in Somali car bomb explosion

A car bomb targeting Turkish contractors exploded in Afgoye, northwest of Mogadishu, wounding at least six people, police said. It was not known who...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...