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US-backed forces surround IS fighters in central Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months.

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Kim Jong-yang speaking at a press conference in January. Kang Kyung-kook-AP

South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang elected as Interpol president

International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president for a two-year term on Wednesday, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in Europe and the U.S. about the risk of Kremlin interference.

Stakeholders seek mandatory use of life jackets on waterways

French oil giant Total has called for enforcement of the use of life jackets by people, who make use of Nigeria’s waterways.

ActionAid, SWOFON urge women’s involvement in agric policy-making

ActionAid Nigeria and the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for the involvement of smallholder women farmers in agriculture budgeting and policy-making processes at all levels of government.
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Boko Haram kills army commander, several soldiers in three days

Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in Nigeria’s troubled northeast region.
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Gernot Rohr: I won’t experiment with Seychelles match

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has asserted that he does not plan to experiment with his squad for the final game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles even though it is a dead rubber fixture.