French-Led Exercise Seeks Security in Gulf of Guinea

French-Led Exercise Seeks Security in Gulf of Guinea

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The French Navy conducted a series of 10-day regional exercises named African NEMO (Navy’s Exercise for Maritime Operations) from the Dixmude aircraft carrier….

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Nigerian Lawyer honored for Mediation

Nigerian Lawyer honored for Mediation

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok was awarded one of…

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Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

REUTERS Five countries in the Sahel are setting up a security bloc to crack down on trafficking, terror and other cross-border crimes. The force assembled by…

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Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Algeria announced that it has destroyed the last of its stock of anti-personnel mines, 10 months after fully demining the entire country. A…

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Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

REUTERS Maritime police from Somalia’s semiautonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine…

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South African Students Use Collider

South African Students Use Collider

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A group of students from South Africa’s University of the Western Cape (UWC) is the first African research team to lead an experiment…

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South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

VOICE OF AMERICA A farmers’ group in South Sudan’s Imotong State says it has found a way to combat the dreaded fall armyworm, which has…

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Zimbabwean Tribe Embraces HIV Treatment

Zimbabwean Tribe Embraces HIV Treatment

JEFFREY MOYO/INTER PRESS SERVICE Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo smiles broadly while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home…

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Zambian Farmers Trying Weather-Based Insurance

Zambian Farmers Trying Weather-Based Insurance

FRIDAY PHIRI/INTER PRESS SERVICE Frequent extreme weather and climate shifts challenge already vulnerable groups such as smallholder farmers. Between 2004 and 2014, farmers are said…

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Students Learn Faster in Their Native Languages

Students Learn Faster in Their Native Languages

WORLD BANK On a typical morning in elementary schools across Uganda, children can be heard chanting letters of the English alphabet, each letter assigned to…

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