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22 December 2014
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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 172 women, children in Nigeria
TERROR ATTACKS
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, residents said on Thursday. Although...
 
 
Kenya security law approved despite disruptions in parliament
KENYA
Kenya's parliament approved new anti-terrorism laws on Thursday after chaotic scenes in which opposition legislators, citing a threat to civil liberties and free speech, threw books at the Speaker,...
 
 
At least 28 killed in C.African Republic clashes- Red Cross
CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC
At least 28 people, including a Red Cross volunteer, have been killed in clashes between Muslim rebels and Christian militia in Central African Republic, a senior official with the humanitarian...
 
 
18 Dec 2014
 
Donors and WHO responded too slowly to West Africa Ebola outbreak - report
EBOLA
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the nations that fund it failed to respond quickly and effectively to the deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak despite repeated warnings by aid agencies, a UK...
 
 
Kenya parliament to vote on amendments meant to improve security
KENYA
Kenya's parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a bill to let police hold suspects in terrorism-related cases for a year and take other measures that rights activists say would threaten civil...
 
 
Somalia's former prime minister nominated to post again
SOMALIA
Somalia's president nominated a former government chief, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, on Wednesday to become prime minister again, hoping to end a period of political turmoil during which two men...
 
 
Sudan warns South Sudan against "hostile moves" by rebels in its territory
SUDAN
Sudan's intelligence chief warned South Sudan against "hostile moves from its territory", saying any incursion by rebel forces based in its neighbour would be treated as an "assault" by Juba. In...
 
 
Nigeria's Buhari picks southern Christian lawyer as running mate
ELECTIONS
Nigeria's main opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari has picked southern Christian lawyer Yemi Osinbajo to be his running mate in elections set for February 2015, the party leader said on...
 
 
 
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