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40 tons of food for 45,000 Gambian refugees
Africa

40 tons of food for 45,000 Gambian refugees

UN is expressing concerns about access to healthcare, water, sanitation, and education and UNICEF is setting up support for about 40,000 people for three months. Some 40 tons of food aid arrived in the Ziguinchor region of Senegal on Thursday for distribution to recent arrivals from Gambia and host families. […]

Security forces member stands guard at the airport as Ivory Coast's Minister of Defense Alain-Richard Donwahi arrives to speak with mutinous soldiers in Bouake, Ivory Coast January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
Africa

Ivorian govt reaches deal with rebelling soldier

Mutineering soldiers in Ivory Coast have reached a deal with the government of Alassane Ouattara to end the dispute over unpaid bonuses. Soldiers, most of them former rebels, took to the streets in Bouake, the second largest city, and other locations on Friday and seizing the defense ministry forcing the […]

Congo presidential candidate arrested: police
Africa

Congo presidential candidate arrested: police

Opposition leader won ran unsuccessfully in Congo’s last presidential election against President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been arrested, a senior police officer said. “I can confirm 100 percent that Mr. Andre Okombi Salissa has been arrested,” the source told AFP. Salissa, 55, was placed under house arrest three months after […]