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China Grants Economic Aid to Djibouti, Site of Overseas Military Base

By Ben Blanchard Friday November 24, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday offered loans to Djibouti, the site of its first overseas military base, as the Horn of Africa state’s leader told President Xi Jinping he considered himself a ...

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Uhuru Kenyatta invites Raila Odinga to his swearing-in party

Friday November 24, 2017 President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited his “brother” and arch-rival Raila Odinga to his inauguration on Tuesday, November 28, at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. Also invited are the six other presidential candidates who had run ...

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At least 184 killed in Sinai, Egypt, mosque attack: state TV

Friday November 24, 2017 Gunmen attacked a packed mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province on Friday and set off a bomb, killing at least 184 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent memory, state media reported. ...

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Somali pirates caught at sea, transferred to Seychelles

Friday November 24, 2017 Seychelles ,(HOL)- European Naval Forces on Thursday handed over six suspected Somali pirates to Seychelles to stand trial. The suspects were apprehended last week by Italian Marines following a foiled attack on Container-Ship and a fishing vessel ...

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Rwanda agrees to resettle 30,000 Africans enslaved in Libya

  23 November, 2017   By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban   The Rwandan government has offered to take in thousands of African migrants trapped in Libya under enslaved conditions, its foreign ministry chief said on Wednesday. Louise Mushikiwabo told a ...

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Where is Grace after Robert Mugabe’s exit in Harare?

Thursday November 23, 2017 On the eve of the swearing in of Zimbabwe’s next leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, focus is turning to the fate of former first lady Grace Mugabe. She has not been seen in public since the ‘coup’ on ...

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Somaliland’s Fading Chance for Recognition

Geopolitical Monitor Thursday November 23, 2017 When Somaliland went to the polls last week, the self-declared state had more at stake than a transfer of power. The vote, if conducted in a peaceful and orderly way, would have been a ...

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Ahmed Iman alias Kimanthi flees after Al-Shabaab fallout

Thursday November 23, 2017 Ahmed Iman alias Kimanthi, a member of Al-Shabaab, is on the run after falling out with other commanders who want him executed. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP A Kenyan who rose through Al-Shabaab ranks to ...

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Zimbabwe’s Incoming President Returns From Exile

  November 22, 2017   Zimbabwe’s incoming president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, returned to the country Wednesday after spending about two weeks in exile. His ascendance follows the resignation Tuesday of longtime President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s parliament speaker said Mnangagwa would be ...

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US airstrikes in Somalia kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants – AFRICOM

  22 November, 2017   © Antonio Bronic / Reuters   US airstrikes in Somalia have killed more than 100 Al-Shabaab militants, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced. It is the biggest in a series of 29 airstrikes acknowledged by the ...

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