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Attacks on aid workers threaten humanitarian operations in South Sudan

In tonight's edition: aid groups say the killings of aid workers may slow down humanitarian operations in South Sudan; Mali's peace conference is boycotted by the opposition and most of the armed groups; plus in Nigeria, the government is trying to boost the country's coconut production.


Oxfam warns that the killing of at least seven aid workers in South Sudan could slow down humanitarian operations in the country. The victims were ambushed and killed on Saturday while in a food convoy.

Also, a crucial peace summit in Mali hits a hurdle when it’s boycotted by opposition parties. The stay-away highlights deep-rooted divisions between the government and the militia it relies on for security.

And Nigeria is struggling to meet local demand for coconuts, but that could change as the government boosts efforts to diversify the economy.

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