Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Malawi’s government is trying a new strategy to protect its fast-dwindling forests: sending in the Army. With deforestation threatening the capital’s water…

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Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Malian Soldiers and former Tuareg rebels staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement…

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tunisian coast guard seizes HUGE cocaine shipment

tunisian coast guard seizes HUGE cocaine shipment

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tunisia’s Coast Guard seized 31 kilograms of pure cocaine, valued at more than $6 million, off the Mediterranean coast. The March 2017 bust…

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Signs of Progress as Cameroon-Nigeria Border Reopens

Signs of Progress as Cameroon-Nigeria Border Reopens

VOICE OF AMERICA The border between Nigeria and Cameroon has been fully reopened for the first time in three years. Officials from the two countries…

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Kenya Burns Illegal Weapons

Kenya Burns Illegal Weapons

REUTERS Kenya set fire to 5,250 illegal firearms as part of a national effort to fight crimes such as cattle rustling, carjacking and terrorism. The…

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Tunisia Sweeps Out Terror Cells

Tunisia Sweeps Out Terror Cells

REUTERS Tunisian security forces dismantled 160 terror cells in the first 10 months of 2016, about 45 percent more than during all of 2015, the…

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Uganda Makes History with Female General

Uganda Makes History with Female General

ADF STAFF A long-serving officer of the Uganda People’s Defence Force has been named the country’s first female major general. President Yoweri Museveni announced in…

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Tanzanian Military Helps Rebuild After Earthquake

Tanzanian Military Helps Rebuild After Earthquake

ADF STAFF The Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) is playing a key role in distributing aid and rebuilding infrastructure after the earthquake that struck the…

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Children Rescued from Boko Haram to ‘Cut the Cycle of Violence’

Children Rescued from Boko Haram to ‘Cut the Cycle of Violence’

ADF STAFF A Nigerian Army operation led to the release of 566 people from the hands of Boko Haram. Many of those released were children of…

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Mauritanian Authorities Seize a Ton of Cocaine

Mauritanian Authorities Seize a Ton of Cocaine

ADF STAFF A joint effort by Mauritanian security forces led to the seizure of 1 ton of cocaine at the Nouadhibou seaport. The Army, Coast…

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