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Investigative Journalist shot dead in Ghana

A Ghanaian journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in Accra. Ahmed Husein was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose investigation led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. Dozens of football referees and officials in several countries

US troops, civilians killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

Several people, including US troops, were reportedly killed after a blast struck near a US-led coalition patrol in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday.  The US-led coalition confirmed on Twitter that US troops were killed during the explosion, but did not elaborate on the number of casualties. It said it

GlobalWrap: Nigerian militancy, refugee winters, and a drone in Yemen–Reports

Editor's note: The IRIN editors in this weekly wrap up, give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Militant attacks spike in Nigeria More than 30,000 people have fled fighting in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State, most from Baga on the shores of Lake Chad, as attacks

Burkina army chief sacked as jihadist attacks continue

Burkina Faso's army chief was sacked on Thursday as the armed forces struggle to put a stop to jihadist attacks in the west African nation. Major General Oumarou Sadou was replaced by General Moise Minoungou, according to a presidential decree read on public television. For three years Burkina Faso has faced increasingly

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Nigeria

•Aid workers fear attacks by Boko Haram Rafiu Ajakaye At least 260 UN aid workers have been withdrawn from Nigeria’s northeast over fears of attacks by Boko Haram militants, a spokesman said. Samantha Newport, UN spokeswoman in Nigeria, said in a statement late Wednesday that a spike in militant activists in the region

DRC Election: France casts doubt at the emergence of opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi

•Says runner-up is apparent winner France on Thursday challenged the outcome of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, saying the declared victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was "not consistent" with the results and that his rival Martin Fayulu appeared to have won. In remarks made just hours after the provisional results

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