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CPJ demands release of detained Somaliland journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Thursday demanded that Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster.

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Somalia’s first forensic lab targets rape impunity

A photo taken on January 24, 2018, shows the laboratory technicial officer, Mohamed Ali Abdi, demonstrating DNA testing at the Puntland Forensic Centre in Garowe, Puntland State, Somalia.

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Switzerland imposes sanctions on allies of DRC'’s Kabila

Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo’s President, Joseph Kabila, on Wednesday amid a worsening political crisis linked to his refusal to step down.

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Influential Evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 99.

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Guinea ruling party wins first local elections since 2005

President Alpha Conde's ruling party won a significant majority in Guinea's first local elections since 2005, near-complete results showed on Wednesday, although the main opposition party took the capital, Conakry.

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More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls missing after Boko attack

More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group, Boko Haram, attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Behind walls of his mansion, Mugabe turns 94

Zimbabwe’s former ruler, Robert Mugabe, observed his 94th birthday in private behind the walls of his Harare mansion on Wednesday, without the lavish parties that marked the occasion during his nearly four-decade rule.

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Ebola effects on Liberia health system 'killed more than virus'

The devastating effect of Ebola on Liberia's fragile health system may have killed more people than the virus itself, a new study says, many of them pregnant women and malaria patients.

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Nigeria probes airplane overshooting runway incident

Nigeria's aviation authorities said on Wednesday they had launched an investigation into how a passenger plane overshot the runway while landing in the southern city of Port Harcourt.

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DRC President announces new Interior Minister

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has named his party secretary General Henri Mova Sakanyi as the new interior minister and deputy prime minister, state television reported Tuesday.

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