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UNREC has said more than 350 million small arms and light weapons are circulating in Nigeria -- nearly two for every member of its population.
The multinational force "came under mortar and small-arms fire killing one US service member and injuring four US service members.
Ibrahim Abiriga was "assassinated near his home in Kawanda," north of the capital, Kampala, by "unknown assailants," police chief Okoth Ochola tweeted.
A US embassy advisory said American citizens in the district headquarters of Palma should consider departing the area immediately.
Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba had been sentenced to 18 years in prison in June 2016.
Democratic Republic of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress party has accused Joseph Kabila of seeking an "illegal" third term in office.
Sworn in as premier of the Horn of Africa country in April, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has pledged to push through reforms in response to demands from protesters.
After a six-year trial, judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2016 unanimously found him guilty on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The MDC says it will join the rand monetary union if it wins the elections next month.
In February, UN agencies warned that 48 percent of the population was experiencing extreme hunger and 7 million would need aid in 2018.
Cabo Delgado, a northern province expected to become the centre of a natural gas industry, has experienced a string of assaults on security forces and civilians since October.
A surveillance helicopter spotted the wreckage of the FlySAX airplane near the town of Njabini on the edge of the Aberdares mountain range on Thursday.
Suspected militant herders carried out the attacks on several villages in under 48 hours.
Attackers hacked seven people to death and torched dozens of homes on Tuesday in the north of the country, a region that has suffered a spate of similar attacks in recent weeks.
The WHO has five drugs to treat patients but the health ministry is holding back on using experimental medicines.
The caregiver was jailed for manslaughter after the killing of her employer’s child at Capital Hill estate in Nairobi.
Omar al-Bashir's offer comes even as the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) group is mediating peace talks between Salwa Kiir and Riek Machar.
Nelson Chamisa accused Emmerson Mnangagwa of deploying soldiers in civilian clothes in the countryside to campaign for the ruling Zanu PF.
Southeast Niger has seen sporadic attacks by militants loosely linked to Boko Haram.
The song by local musician Lucky Otim attacks ministers and members of parliament.
The school was closed and will only be reopened after completion of investigations into the rape.
The envoys from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa referred to “unilateral measures that are incompatible with” international trade rules.
Nearly 200 rangers have died protecting the park in recent years.
The area has recently seen attacks on local forces by extremists aligned with the Islamic State group. would like to send you push notifications.
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