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Jihadists kill 25 soldiers in Mozambique’s restive north

Islamist militants in Mozambique killed two dozen soldiers in an ambush attack, military sources told AFP, a significant show of force against the military’s struggle to quell an insurgency in the north.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 348,000 Libyan children need humanitarian aid

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 348,000 children out of 1.2 million people, need humanitarian assistance in Libya, due to the impact of the prolonged armed conflict, political and economic crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.

DHQ: Nigeria will maintain rightful place in peace operations globally

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has expressed the determination of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to maintain its rightful place in the Peace Support Operations (PSOs) across the world.
David Miliband

IRC: Nigeria fourth most at risk country for humanitarian catastrophe

New analysis by experts from the International Rescue Committee, IRC, has ranked Nigeria as the 4th most at-risk country for humanitarian catastrophe in 2020 after Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria.
Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.

Congo’s veteran president set to run anew in 2021

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.
A car bomb outside a tax collection centre in Somalia has killed at least 60 people, according to local officials.

Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 73

Seventy-three people died in a car bombing on Saturday morning in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the head of the Medina hospital, Mohamed Yusuf, told dpa.

Report: Conflict claims over 100,000 babies in Nigeria, other countries annually

At least 550,000 babies reportedly died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries, according to a new report by an international nongovernmental organisation, Save the Children.
South Sudanese Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth

South Sudan denies killing, maiming children during conflict

The South Sudan government on Wednesday denied that its army killed and maimed children as alleged in a UN report that accuses the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and rebel groups of violations.

Boko Haram: 833 minors in Civilian JTF service disengaged

Eight hundred and thirty-three (833) minors formerly engaged by the young vigilance group, Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the ongoing counter-insurgency war in the North-east were on Friday disengaged.
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

Jean-Pierre Bemba to return to DR Congo August 1 ahead of polls

Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, acquitted last month of war crimes, will return to the country on August 1 ahead of end-year elections, his party announced on Monday.

Over 5,000 child soldiers released in 2017 – UN

The United Nations said more than 5,000 child soldiers were released and reintegrated in 2017 due to the international commitment to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict.

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Gasser Abdel Razek, executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

Egyptian rights group head hopes release will help other prisoners

The head of a leading Egyptian human rights group who was held for two weeks on terrorism charges said Saturday he hoped the campaign to secure his release would help others still jailed on similar Allegations.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Group dismisses Nigerian Army chief’s coup alarm as diversionary

A Coalition of elders under the auspices of Nigeria Elders for Peace and Good Governance (CONEPAGG), has accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, of raising false alarm about “imaginary” coup to divert the attention of Nigerians from the failings of the Service Chiefs.

Maritime workers to begin warning strike Monday

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) is to embark on a three-day warning strike from Dec. 7, to protest the deplorable state of access roads to seaports in Lagos State.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen: Napoli clears Super Eagles medics of any wrong doing

Napoli has denied reports from Italian media that Nigerian doctors complicated Victor Osimhen’s shoulder during the first treatment. Tuttosport claimed Napoli medic revealed that their Nigerian counterparts caused more damage to the shoulder in the process of treatment before he returned to Italy. However, Napoli and the player on Saturday afternoon took to their social media handle to debunk the reports and clear the Super Eagles team doctor of any wrongdoing. “The current situation regarding the injury of Victor Osimhen is only a consequence of the dislocated right shoulder,” Napoli said in a tweet. Osimhen dislocated his shoulder while in action for Super Eagles of Nigeria last month at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. The striker went down in the second under a challenge from a Sierra Leone defender and was subsequently rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The striker had since returned to his base in Italy but has not featured for Napoli since as a result of the injury
Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor Okowa urges President Buhari to reconstitute NDDC board

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has told President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, holding that instability in the commission’s board has contributed to the systemic institutional failure of the agency.