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EYE ON AFRICA

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Latest update : 2014-02-17

France sends more troops to Central African Republic

AFRICA NEWS

Boosting boots on the ground, France decides to send 400 more troops to Central African Republic in a bid to stem the ongoing violence there. The announcement comes as Unicef reports that children are being deliberately targeted by militia and more bodies are found in Bangui. Peacekeepers there uncovered another mass grave in a military camp used by seleka rebels. 

Mali's former defence minister General Camara is arrested in relation to the murder of paratroopers during the 2012 coup d’état. And getting its school above water, a Nigerian slum uses plastic barrels to help educate its children.

By Eve IRVINE

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2016-07-25 Africa

South Sudan: President Salva Kiir names new vice president

In South Sudan, president Salva Kiir names a new vice president, replacing former rebel leader Riek Machar. Also, Abuja has witnessed recent attacks on its Christian community,...

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2016-07-21 South Africa

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

In South Africa, prosecutors still have Oscar Pistorius in their sights. The Paralympian was sentenced to more jail time for the murder of his girlfriend earlier this month, but...

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2016-07-20 Libya

Three French soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Libya

Paris confirms that three French soldiers have been killed in an intelligence-gathering mission in Libya after their helicopter went down. Also, HRW accuses Kenyan security...

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2016-07-19 DR Congo

Nigeria: The difficulties of starting a new life in a refugee camp

The UN warns that around a quarter of a million kids are facing starvation in Borno state in Nigeria. Hundreds of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency have starved to...

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2016-07-18 HIV

African Union fails to elect new leader

Leaders from across the continent gather in Kigali, Rwanda for the African Union's annual summit, but fail to elect a new leader. Also, a week after a ceasefire was announced to...

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