Zimbabwe:Biti Tells Court of Dramatic Escape Bid, Night in Toilet

[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti related before a Harare court Friday the gripping tale of his dramatic escape bid to neighbouring Zambia with suspected state agents in deadly pursuit while relatives were viciously harassed back home.

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Ethiopia:Talks Underway After Violence Leaves Trail of Casualties, Destruction

[Addis Standard] Talks that started on Sunday b/n federal & Somali regional state authorities are underway and may lead to an “amicable settlement”, a government source told Addis Standard. The talks involve both regional & federal administrative, military, security & intelligence authorities, according to our source.

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Africa:Better Policing Can Help Combat Human Trafficking

[ISS] Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million of whom were forced into the sex trade. In Africa, 3.4 million people had been trafficked into forced labour by 2016.

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Nigeria:Two Dead, 3 Injured As Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri Suburb

[Premium Times] Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers on Sunday night sneaked into a neighbourhood of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, to carry out coordinated attacks that eventually claimed only their own lives, officials and witnesses said.

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Zimbabwe:Opposition Politician Biti Alleges Assassination Orders

[New Zimbabwe] Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu has challenged Nelson Chamisa and his colleagues to formally report an alleged assassination plot on the presidential contender and his alliance co-principal Tendai Biti if they indeed felt threatened.

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