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U.S. AFRICA COMMAND STAFF The future of warfare and peacekeeping is all about finding smarter, more precise and more effective ways to use military might….

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Peacekeepers Must Earn Trust, Rise to Challenges

Peacekeepers Must Earn Trust, Rise to Challenges

As we mark International Peacekeepers’ Day, you must rededicate yourselves to your declared professional mission and values as encapsulated in our Code of Conduct. You…

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Nigeria Exchanges Prisoners for 82 Chibok Girls

Nigeria Exchanges Prisoners for 82 Chibok Girls

REUTERS Boko Haram militants in May 2017 released 82 schoolgirls who had been kidnapped from the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok. The terrorist group, which…

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West African Girls Shine in Senegal Tech Battle

West African Girls Shine in Senegal Tech Battle

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, crushing stereotypes with their robotics…

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Morocco Fights to Save Iconic Monkey

Morocco Fights to Save Iconic Monkey

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ahmed Harrad spends his days crisscrossing northern Morocco trying to persuade locals to protect the endangered Barbary macaque monkey. “If nothing is done,…

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Momentum Builds for Peace in Casamance

Momentum Builds for Peace in Casamance

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE There is reason for hope in Senegal’s Casamance region. New houses dot a landscape once dominated by abandoned ruins full of bullet holes,…

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New Tournament Schedule  Will Help African Players

New Tournament Schedule Will Help African Players

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS African players will have a better chance to play for European clubs now that the Africa Cup of Nations will take…

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The Race is on to Save Congolese Languages

The Race is on to Save Congolese Languages

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE “I haven’t once spoken my mother tongue Kilokele in the 62 years I’ve lived in Kinshasa,” says Charles Tongohala. “None of my nine…

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West African Countries are Rice Rivals

West African Countries are Rice Rivals

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In Nigeria, jollof rice isn’t just a tasty dish — it’s a national obsession. Dozens of top Nigerian chefs gathered for Lagos’ inaugural…

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AU Marks Progress in Establishing Peace Fund

AU Marks Progress in Establishing Peace Fund

SABC The African Union announced it has begun collecting funds from member states as part of a larger effort to pay for peacekeeping on the…

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