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South Sudan president deploys army to disarm civilians in three restive states

President Salva Kiir is said to have ordered the army chiefs to mobilize available resources to enforce a three-month state of emergency in three states. The states in question are Gok, Western and Eastern Lakes.

South Sudan tribal fighting death toll rises to 170

The death toll from inter-communal fighting between two clans in South Sudan’s Great Lakes region has reached 170, an official said, up from 45.

Ex-President Obasanjo appointed into UN mediation board

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed into the United Nations (UN) High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation along with 17 other current and former global leaders.

Militia clashes kill 16 in eastern DR Congo – official

At least 16 members of a militia group have been killed in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military source said on Monday.

Dozens killed in ethnic violence in eastern Congo

More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months.

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Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists

Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a TV series that portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.

Leicester agree deal for Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira

Leicester City have agreed terms with Porto for the £17.5 million ($23.5m) transfer of Ricardo Pereira, subject to international clearance.

Abdullahi Abbas emerges Kano APC chairman

Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, the former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, has been declared as re-elect, with 31 others emerging as new state leaders of the party.

IS fighters being evacuated from south Damascus

A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in the south of Syria's Damascus early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said.

UK jails Nigerian nationals for stealing more than £1 million

Two Nigerians, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo, both 31, who operated a London-based cyber crime group have been jailed after stealing more than £1m.