Uganda: ‘Rwandan Security Operatives Enter The Country Illegally’

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa has today told heads of missions accredited to Uganda that Rwandan security operatives have been entering the country without permission, a move that could have put the security of citizens at risk. He was briefing the ambassadors on the on the current poor state of Uganda-Rwanda relations.

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South Africa: Bushiri Appeals to Ramaphosa to End Xenophobic Attacks On Malawians in Durban

[Nyasa Times] Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has appealed to South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to end xenophobic attacks on Malawians raging in Durban which have forced many to seek shelter in community halls, mosques and police stations.

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Africa: Africa Must Act Against the Ballooning Indian Ocean Plastic Patch

[ISS] The Western Indian Ocean, comprising nine African countries and RĂ©union (an island under France), has a 10 000 km stretch of coastline with crystal clear waters and rich coral reefs. But these marine and wildlife ecosystems, which are interdependent with the health, food security and national economies of over 200 million people, are polluted with tons of plastic litter.

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Africa: Piracy and Countering Other Organised Crimes At Sea

[The Conversation Africa] The world’s oceans are at the centre of transnational organised crimes committed by profit-driven networks operating across borders. The United Nations Security Council recently convened to discuss the threat this poses to international peace and security.

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Nigeria: Nigeria Among 10 Countries Where Conflicts Claim More Babies

[Guardian] A new report by Save the Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, has listed Nigeria among the 10 worst conflict-affected countries, where 100,000 kids died yearly as a result of armed conflicts between 2013 and 2017.

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