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    UN ends Darfur peacekeeping mission

    Agence France-Presse. United Nations | Updated at 09:01am on December 24, 2020

    The United Nations Security Council has agreed to end the UN and African Union's long-running peacekeeping mission in Darfur when its mandate ceases on December...

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    US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:54am on December 22, 2020

    US lawmakers were set on Monday to back legislation granting Sudan legal immunity for past attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum...

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    Mali seizes $8.5 million gold hidden in car

    Agence France-Presse .Bamako | Updated at 10:28am on December 22, 2020

    Customs officers in southern Mali have seized gold estimated to be worth seven million euros — $8.5 million — hidden in a car, officials said...

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    Al-Jazeera journalists targeted by spyware

    Agence France-Presse. Nicosia | Updated at 10:16am on December 22, 2020

    Dozens of journalists at Qatar's Al-Jazeera broadcaster had their mobile communications intercepted by sophisticated electronic surveillance, a cybersecurity watchdog said, following a months-long investigation. Interceptions...

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    Russia, Rwanda send troops to CAR after alleged coup bid

    Agence France-Presse . Bangui | Updated at 10:19pm on December 21, 2020

    The Central African Republic said Monday that Russia and Rwanda had sent in hundreds of troops after an alleged attempted coup ahead of weekend elections....

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    Central Africa’s pre-election situation ‘under control’: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Bangui | Updated at 12:03pm on December 21, 2020

    Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is ‘under control’, a spokesman for United Nations...

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    Dozens of children freed after new abduction in Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 10:32pm on December 20, 2020

    Local vigilantes rescued dozens of schoolchildren abducted by bandits in the northern Nigerian state of Katsina after a gun battle, police said Sunday. Gunmen had...

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    60pc S Sudanese face acute hunger: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Juba | Updated at 10:05pm on December 19, 2020

    Roughly 60 per cent of South Sudan’s population face severe hunger by the middle of next year, the government and UN agencies warned Friday, calling...

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    Syrians in Lebanon in extreme poverty: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:03pm on December 19, 2020

    Nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty, according to a United Nations report released Friday, citing ‘compounded crises’...

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    At least eight people killed in attack on Nigeria emir’s convoy

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 09:52am on December 19, 2020

    Eight people, including three policemen, were killed Friday when a cattle rustling and kidnapping gang attacked the convoy of an influential Emir in northwest Nigeria’s...

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