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Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening, shooting and setting off explosives. Alerted by the noise, staff and students were able to flee. In April 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 270 girls from a school in the north-eastern town of Chibok. Residents and civilian militia in Dapchi…

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U.N. warns of extraordinary humanitarian disaster in southeast Congo  

  An upsurge of violence in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo is set to cause a “humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions”, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. Congo’s Tanganyika province has seen a sharp escalation of violence since late last year, with new armed groups forming and an increase in attacks and the use of firearms, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva. “We are warning today that a humanitarian disaster of extraordinary…

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Uganda: Use Borders to Expand Business – Museveni

Koboko — President Museveni has advised the people of Koboko to ensure they exploit the closeness to the border of South Sudan and DR Congo in order to expand their business. Speaking during the fundraising ceremony of St Paul’s, Koboko Archdeaconry in Nyangalia Parish, which is being constructed in memory of the third Archbishop of Uganda, Silvanus Wani, Mr Museveni said: “The people of Koboko are lucky because they border three countries. The colonial borders divided our people but…

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