Nigeria: How Govt’s Failures Fuel Farmers, Herders Conflict – Amnesty International

[Premium Times] The Nigerian authorities’ failure to investigate communal clashes and bring perpetrators to justice has fuelled a bloody escalation in the conflict between farmers and herders across the country, resulting in at least 3,641 deaths in the past three years and the displacement of thousands more, Amnesty International revealed today.

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Somalia: War, Hunger and a Housing Boom – Welcome to Africa’s Most Crowded City

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Conflict, drought and floods have pushed a record number of Somalis into Mogadishu, making it Africa’s most crowded city, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday.

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Binyamin Netanyahu has overcome one challenge. Bigger tests await

BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is not only the prime minister of Israel. For the past four years he has been its foreign and health minister. And on November 18th, following the resignation of ministers from the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, he added the defence and immigration ministries to his bulging portfolio

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Western Sahara:AU Limits Its Role in Western Sahara Crisis

[ISS] The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations’ (UN) process in the region. The Western Sahara is a disputed area claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, the representatives of the indigenous Sahrawi people.

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South Sudan:Factions Sign Peace Deal, Machar to Return as Vice President

[Deutsche Welle] After years of fighting and failed peace initiatives in South Sudan, the country’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a power sharing deal which would see Machar reinstated as a vice-president.

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