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Kamwina Nsapu militia kill 40 policemen in DR Congo

Rebel fighters have killed at least 40 policemen in the central Democratic Republic of Congo, in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since a violent uprising began late last year. The Kamwina Nsapu militia reportedly killed the police officers on Saturday and only spared those who spoke their local language. “They...

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Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference

Mali’s main Tuareg factions say they will boycott talks with the government next week on implementing a 2015 peace agreement, dimming hopes of attaining peace in the West African country. The main separatist groups in northern Mali – the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) and Platform, a coalition of pro-government Tuareg – said they could...

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Liberia: Economy struggling three years after Ebola outbreak

Three years on from an Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people, countries in West Africa are still struggling to deal with its effects. The IMF predicts Liberia’s fragile economy will shrink significantly in 2017. However, a $300m rehabilitation project of Mount Coffee Hydropower offers a glimmer of hope....

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Somali refugees return home amid new leadership

Hundreds of refugees are leaving for Somalia almost every day. Ever since voluntary repatriation started in 2014, more than 50,000 people have returned. They give up their refugee status and are given some money and basic supplies, such as blankets. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from the Dadaab refugee camp...

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Zimbabwe floods leave villagers stranded

Sibhula, Zimbabwe – Musa Ndlovu, 97, Sehelo Msebele, 35, and Siphiwenkosi Ndlovu, 20, are standing at the bank of a fast-flowing river. The three women are preparing to return home after a day spent grinding maize.  But since heavy rainfall triggered by Tropical Storm Dineo, which left a trail of destruction across...

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ICC orders first monetary awards to war crime victims

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday awarded individual and collective reparations to victims of war crimes committed by former Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. The court awarded 297 victims of a 2003 attack on a Congolese village with “symbolic” compensation of $250 per victim, as well as collective reparations...

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Liberia’s Ebola survivors still facing horrors

More than 11,000 people died during the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa. Still, over 17,000 people contracted the virus and survived. Three years on, Ebola continues to haunt them. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Liberia’s capital, Monrovia....

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