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A suicide bomber killed five villagers in the far north of Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, where jihadist groups regularly carry out attacks, local officials said Sunday.

Suicide bomber kills five civilians in northern Cameroon

A suicide bomber killed five villagers in the far north of Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, where jihadist groups regularly carry out attacks, local officials said Sunday.
Cameroon’s veteran leader, Paul Biya, on Monday, announced the country first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority.

Cameroon to hold first regional elections in December

Cameroon’s veteran leader, Paul Biya, on Monday, announced the country first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it had approved a 400 million dollar policy-based loan to support reforms by the Philippine government aimed at raising the productivity and competitiveness of the country’s agriculture sector.

Asian bank approves $400 million to help boost farm incomes in Philippines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it had approved a 400 million dollar policy-based loan to support reforms by the Philippine government aimed at raising the productivity and competitiveness of the country’s agriculture sector.
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Boko Haram attacks Cameroon IDP camp, kills 16

Fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed at least 16 people in an attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, an official said on Sunday.
An abandoned market in Cameroon's majority anglophone South West province in Buea, is seen Oct. 3, 2018, next the wreckage of a car allegedly burned by separatists fighters. FILE - An abandoned market in Cameroon's majority anglophone South West province in Buea, is seen Oct. 3, 2018, next the wreckage of a car allegedly burned by separatists fighters.

Cameroon army kills three armed separatists in repelled attack in restive Anglophone region

Cameroon army said Friday its troops have killed at least three armed separatists who launched coordinated attacks on a military patrol team in the country’s restive Anglophone region of Northwest.
An abandoned market in Cameroon's majority anglophone South West province in Buea, is seen Oct. 3, 2018, next the wreckage of a car allegedly burned by separatists fighters. FILE - An abandoned market in Cameroon's majority anglophone South West province in Buea, is seen Oct. 3, 2018, next the wreckage of a car allegedly burned by separatists fighters.

Five soldiers, four civilians killed in Cameroon

Anglophone separatists killed five members of the security forces and four civilians at the weekend in attacks in western Cameroon, local authorities and state television said Sunday.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Vladimir Putin: I’ll not support imposition of sanctions on Georgia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in televised comments on Tuesday that he did not support a parliamentary call to impose tough economic sanctions on Georgia.
The Peruvian interior minister said many of the Venezuelans being deported lied about their criminal records on residency paperwork [Guadalupe Pardo -Reuters]

Peru deports more than 40 Venezuelan migrants

Peru has deported more than 40 Venezuelan migrants for concealing they had criminal records or for residing illegally in the country, the interior minister said, in the first large expulsion since hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fled to Peru to escape their country's economic crisis.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump participates in NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Santa Tracker phone calls with children at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 24, 2017. REUTERS-Carlos Barria-File Photo

Military Santa tracker live despite US government shutdown

The US government shutdown may have temporarily dimmed Washington’s National Christmas Tree but never fear, Santa Claus still came to town — with the military tracking his path across the globe.
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Rebels declare holiday ceasefire in Philippines

Maoist rebels in the Philippines declared a ceasefire on Friday for the Christmas and New Year holidays, but the government said it would not be fooled into joining the truce.

36 suspects deported from Philippines for fraud

A total of 36 telecom fraudsters have been returned from the Philippines to southern China’s Shenzhen on Wednesday.
A man repairs damage to a home from Super Typhoon Yutu in Saipan, an island of the Northern Mariana Islands, on Oct. 29, 2018. Edwin Propst—AP

Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Yutu strikes Philippines

Typhoon Yutu slammed into the Philippines on Tuesday with fierce winds that sheared off roofs and snapped trees in half, after thousands were evacuated ahead of the powerful storm’s arrival.
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Ivory Coast hopes to increase rubber production to two million tonnes

Ivory Coast, Africa’s largest rubber producer is hoping to double production to two million tonnes in the next five years despite a hit by world prices on raw materials.

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca apologises to fans after World Cup exit

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca put a brave face on his team's World Cup exit, saying his side had left a positive image but that he was sorry for their huge army of travelling fans.

22 killed in clash in Cameroon anglophone region

Twenty-two people were killed in a clash with the army in Cameroon’s restive Northwest anglophone region, an opposition MP told AFP on Saturday.

Angola’s Joao Lourenco vows to kill corruption

Since taking office four months ago, Angola’s new president has made some attention-grabbing moves that he says are part of his campaign promise to clean up the nation’s ailing, corruption-riddled economy.

Lisbon graft trial of senior Angolan official opens

The trial of Angolan former vice-president Manuel Vicente for alleged corruption opened on Monday in his absence in the Portuguese capital, raising tensions between the oil-rich African country and its former colonial ruler.

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Marc Short began quarantine and was assisting in the contract tracing process, Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement.

US: Mike Pence’s chief of staff contracts virus

US Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, a spokesman said, the latest in a list of figures connected to Donald Trump’s administration to do so.
Premier League side Manchester United have reportedly joined the growing list of clubs aiming to sign Spanish international Adama Traore.

Manchester United join race to sign Spanish international

Premier League side Manchester United have reportedly joined the growing list of clubs aiming to sign Spanish international Adama Traore.
Ajax’s 13-0 win over VVV-Venlo broke the Amsterdam giants’ own record for the biggest win in Eredivisie history

Ajax hammer VVV-Venlo in record 13-0 win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record as they put thirteen goals past 10-man VVV-Venlo on Saturday to secure a mammoth 13-0 result.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to Real Madrid win in El-Clasico

Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to the Real Madrid 3-1 victory against Barcelona in the El-Clasico at the Camp Nou on Saturday evening.
James Lalu, The Executive Secretary of National Commission for Persons with Disability, said the commission would work with the Nigeria Para-Soccer Federation (NPF) to make the sport an international game.

We will make para-soccer an international sport – official

The Executive Secretary of National Commission for Persons with Disability, James Lalu, said the commission would work with the Nigeria Para-Soccer Federation (NPF) to make the sport an international game.