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  • Central African Republic: Three Dead in Clashes, Worst Violence in Weeks
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bambari -Clashes between fighters in Central African Republic killed at least three people and wounded five on Monday, a U.N. official and an aid worker said, amid intensifying violence in the country.
  • Burundi: Burundi Experiencing 'Deep Political Crisis', UN Told
    [UN News] Senior United Nations officials today warned the UN Security Council that Burundi is at a critical juncture, experiencing a deep political crisis and rapidly escalating violence with serious implications for the country’s stability and ethnic harmony, as bodies are regularly dumped in the streets of the capital, Bujumbura, and thousands of people flee the bloodshed.
  • Liberia: Teenager Wins Peace Prize for Defending Victims of Violence
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A Liberian teenager was awarded a prestigious international prize on Monday for his role in fighting for justice for child victims of physical and sexual violence in the West African country, where the legacy of wartime rape still lingers.
  • Uganda: Cattle Trial Cuts Human Sleeping Sickness
    [SciDev.Net] A method to stamp out human sleeping sickness by injecting cattle with a parasite-killing drug and spraying insecticide has proven effective in Uganda.
  • Uganda: Thousands Affected as HIV/Aids Drugs Run Out
    [Monitor] Kampala -More than 750,000 patients on HIV/Aids treatment have been affected by a stockout of drug combinations in government health facilities, prompting them to develop adverse side effects after being switched onto new combinations.
  • Uganda: Fears of Unfair Poll As Museveni Bids for New Term
    [RFI] Uganda’s presidential campaign kicked off on Monday amid fears that the voting would be rigged or slanted to favour the incumbent, long-standing President Yoweri Museveni. But the country has vigorous social media and seasoned opposition candidates, including Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change and Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister, who is running as an independent.
  • Egypt: Russian Plane Crash – Spotlight on Sinai Terrorist Network
    [Deutsche Welle] Clues about the attack on a Russian airplane over Sinai are focusing attention on an Egyptian terrorist group in the region. Aside from “Islamic State,” many other groups are active there.
  • Tanzania: Zanzibar's Opposition Leader Hamad Ready to Form Cabinet
    [Nation] Opposition leader Seif Sharif Hamad on Monday said he was crafting a list of his Cabinet Ministers to start working immediately after he is declared the duly elected president of Zanzibar.
  • Nigeria: Another Boko Haram Terrorist On Wanted List – Army
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Monday announced the capture of one of the suspected Boko Haram terrorists on its wanted list, Ishaku Wardifen.

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