01 December 17

South Sudan: 45 people killed in ethnic attack

At least 45 people were killed in South Sudan on Wednesday during an ethnic attack in the central Duk County.

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30 November 17

Think-tank: War, hunger and extremism to worsen across Africa in 2018

Humanitarian crises including war, hunger and extremism will increase across Africa in 2018, according to a report released by Geneva-based think-tank ACAPS on Thursday.

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29 November 17

Uganda: Environment minister speaks out over air pollution

Uganda’s environment minister Mary Goretti Kitutu has decried the country’s ongoing issue with air pollution, following a World Health Organisation (WHO) report that says 80% of the country’s population is breathing polluted air.

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28 November 17

Djibouti defence minister welcomes Saudi Arabia military base plans

Djibouti’s defence minister has welcomed the presence of a Saudi Arabia military base in Djibouti, pointing to historical and ideological ties between the two countries.

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27 November 17

Tanzania turns to drones in fight against malaria

Tanzania is turning to drones in the fight against malaria in a partnership with Aberystwyth University.

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25 November 17

UN condemns rise in DRC rights abuses

The United Nations has condemned the rise of human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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22 November 17

Pope prays for peace in DRC, South Sudan

Pope Francis led a special prayer service at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Thursday evening, praying for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.

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21 November 17

Israel announces plans to deport 40,000 African refugees

Israel’s prime minister announced on Sunday that he has reached an international agreement that could deport 40,000 African refugees from the Middle East nation.

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20 November 17

UN urges DRC to allow anti-Kabila protests

The United Nations has called upon the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to allow peaceful protests against the country’s president.

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18 November 17

UN: Islamic State growing in Somalia

The Islamic State’s presence in Somalia is growing, according to a new report from the United Nations.

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