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Russia trains over 1,000 central African military personnel

Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera presided over a ceremony to mark the completion of training of the fourth group of Central African Armed Forces (FACa) personnel by Russian instructors on Monday, September 17. According to a report by the Network of Journalists for Human Rights in Central African Republic (RJDH), 154 FACa personnel

Ghana to deport 72 Nigerian women, a Togolese

•Brands them 'prostitutes"   About 72 Nigerians and a Togolese, all women, are to be deported by the Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) for being in the country illegally. Some of the deportees were also said to have engaged in prostitution in Ghana, apart from lacking the requisite resident permits. They

Genocide: Rwanda discovers mass graves with 5,400 bodies

Rwandan authorities have discovered the bodies of 5,400 victims of the 1994 genocide, the executive secretary of Genocide Survivors Organisation Ibuka said on Thursday. The executive secretary, Naphtal Ahishakiye, added that the bodies were exhumed from 26 mass graves in the Masaka and Kicukiro districts of the capital, Kigali. “A resident from

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian jets, missiles

•Blacklits 33 Russian intel, military officials The United States (US) hit a Chinese military organization with punishing financial sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles as it stepped up pressure on Moscow over its “malign activities.” It was the first time the Trump administration targeted a third country with its CAATSA

Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa-Reuters

Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they said. The setback in

US ready to resume north Korea talks, seek denuclearization by 2021

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wants to restart nuclear talks with North Korea at the "earliest opportunity" in the wake of new agreements reached between the two Koreas at a summit in Pyongyang. The move comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged at the historic summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to dismantle its

Violence in Cameroon’s anglophone regions escalates, ‘spiralling out of control’- AI

•Warns separatist attacks could escalate, as armed men target school Ruth Maclean The Amnesty International (AI) has warned that brutal attacks on civilians and security forces in anglophone regions of Cameroon have escalated in recent weeks and could rise even further in the run-up to presidential elections next month. A self-declared member of the Ambazonia

Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, DR Congo by 2050 – Report

Godsgift Onyedinefu A new report released by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has predicted that by 2050, more than 40% of the extremely poor people in the world will live in Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo. In the 2018 goalkeepers report released on Tuesday, the foundation said by 2050, Nigeria

Syria: Putin, Netanyahu defuse tension over downing of Russian jet

•15 Russian servicemen killed GETTY IMAGES The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir

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