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Lesotho:Soldiers Charged With Army Commander's Murder

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -EIGHT soldiers appeared in court yesterday over the June 2015 killing of former army commander, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, in a major breakthrough over a case that plunged the Lesotho into crisis and prompted a spirited regional intervention effort. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho:Soldiers Arrested Over Editor's Shooting

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -Four soldiers have been arrested in connection with the near fatal shooting of Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri in July last year in an operation the police say was authorized by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF). (AllAfrica)

Lesotho:Closure for Families of Mohale Trio

[Lesotho Times] THE remains of the three men killed by Lesotho Defense Force (LDF) officers and thrown into Mohale dam in May this year were retrieved on Monday following a search that started last month. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Let the Army Manage 2018 Polls, Locals Demand

[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -Residents here have called upon the government to remove senior Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) officials and replace them with members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:How Mugabe, Grace Failed to Read Writing On the Wall

[Zimbabwe Standard] A month before former President Robert Mugabe's inglorious exit, his wife stunned Zimbabweans when she dared soldiers to shoot her. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ex-Militant Leaders Rate Buhari

[Leadership] Former militant leaders from the nine states of the Niger Delta Region have rated high, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh over the approval for the take-off of the Maritime University in Delta State and the N65billion provided for the amnesty programme in the 2018 budget. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Military Stopped Grace Mugabe Bedroom Coup - Mutsvangwa

[New Zimbabwe] Outspoken war veterans national chair Christopher Mutsvangwa says the alleged military intervention which forced then President Robert Mugabe to abandon his job in the last two weeks was a "counter coup" to former first lady's Grace's "bedroom coup". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Grace Mugabe 'Complains Over Family, Allies' Treatment' - Report

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has reportedly complained about how her family, businesses and allies were being treated since the fall of her ageing husband. (AllAfrica)

Africa:EU, African Leaders Back Migrant Evacuation Plan in Libya As Summit Closes

[Deutsche Welle] Up to 700,000 African migrants are trapped in detention camps in Libya, the head of the African Union's commission says. EU and African leaders said they plan to devise "longer-term solutions for the migration issue." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Scores of Intelligence, Police Officers Still Detained

[Zimbabwe Independent] SCORES of intelligence and police officers who were captured under the military's Operation Restore Legacy remain detained at unknown places as the army maintains its siege on the Zimbabwe Republic Police's Chikurubi Support Unit Camp in Harare, where the police armoury, snipers and paramilitary personnel are housed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Stakeholders Oppose Amendment of NIMASA Act Seeking 1% Contribution to Navy

[This Day] Stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime industry have opposed moves by the Nigerian Navy, seeking an amendment of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA) Act to contribute 1 per cent of its revenue to the Nigerian Navy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'Freedom Fighter' Issue Again Argued in Case of MEND's Henry Okah

[SALC] On the 28th November the Constitutional Court heard the Okah cases which deal with the issue of extra-territorial jurisdiction for terrorism and serious offences committed outside South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Niger:Armed U.S. Drones to Start Flying Over Niger

[VOA] The United States and Niger have reached an agreement permitting armed American military drones for use against jihadist terror groups in the African nation, a U.S. official told VOA. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Five Police, Five Soldiers Killed in Cameroon Violence

[VOA] Five soldiers and five policemen have been killed within 24 hours in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions. Separatists have claimed responsibility. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt to Enforce New Requirements for Container Cargoes

[Premium Times] Days after the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, accused shipping companies of aiding importation of arms into the country, the federal government has directed all containerized cargoes coming into Nigeria to be on a pallet. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Election Boycott Fell Flat. What Now for the Biafra Separatists?

[African Arguments] The Nigerian government claims the secessionist group IPOB is "dead and gone". Its supporters beg to differ. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Air Force Graduates 414 Special Forces

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Air Force on Thursday graduated 414 Special Forces of its personnel out which 396 were airmen, airwomen and 18 were officers. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Tours Baidoa

[Dalsan Radio] Sheikh Mukhtar Robow today reached Baidoa in Bay region and was welcomed well. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Alshabab Attack in Gubad Galole

[Dalsan Radio] Reports emerged to say that last night, a heavy war broke out between Alshabab and security forces of the local administration at Gubad Galole which is a small town near Hudur in Bakol Region. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Severe Drought, Conflict Displace 32,000 in October - UN

[Shabelle] About 32,000 people have been displaced by conflict and severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia in October, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

East Africa:Path of Insecurity for Migrants Leaving the Horn

[ISS] Despite conflict and humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, the country remains a destination for some Somali and Ethiopian migrants who risk kidnapping, torture and deportation trying to reach labour markets in the Gulf. Tens of thousands of migrants use a vast network of smugglers to move across harsh terrain, endure a perilous sea voyage, and then travel through war-torn Yemen and across one of the world's most heavily-monitored borders. (AllAfrica)

Libya:Abidjan Summit - Questions Remain Over How Libya 'Task Force' Will Operate

[RFI] Questions are being asked about how exactly the UN, the African Union and the European Union will execute the gargantuan task of repatriating as many as half a million sun-Saharan migrants in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:North Darfur Defence Minister Denies Civilian Casualties in Misteriya Raid

[Radio Dabanga] Misteriya -North Darfur Minister of Defence, Ali Mohammed Salim, has confirmed the casualty figures in the raid in Misteriya in North Darfur on Sunday which resulted in the arrest of Musa Hilal, his sons, brothers, and many of his entourage, but denied claims of 12 civilian casualties. (AllAfrica)

Africa:EU, Africa Leaders to Speed Up Repatriation of Migrants From Libya

[VOA] African and European leaders agreed to speed up efforts to repatriate thousands of migrants stranded in Libya, some in unspeakably brutal conditions. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Opposition Demands Details of Mugabe Exit Deal

[New Zimbabwe] The Joice Mujuru led National People's party (NPP) said President Emmerson Mnangagwa should make former President Robert Mugabe's exit package and negotiation deal public. (AllAfrica)

Africa:UN Bid to Improve Migrant, Refugee Response Flounders As Political Will Evaporates

[IRIN] Stock-taking sessions begin next week on two new international "compacts" (AllAfrica)

Burundi:Mkapa Urges Burundi Parties to Mend Fences, Forge Ahead

[Daily News] THE facilitator in the ongoing Burundi peace talks, Mr Benjamin Mkapa (pictured), has advised participants in the 4th session of the negotiations taking place in Arusha to think ahead instead of exhuming old graves. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:NAF Graduates 414 Special Forces

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Air Force on Thursday graduated 414 special forces of its personnel out which 396 were airmen, airwomen and 18 were Officers. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Puntland Sends Message to the Federal Government Over Rights of Security Officers

[Dalsan Radio] The Puntland administration yesterday handed over 400 security officers to the federal government of Somalia. This followed a push by the latter that each regional state should contribute some security officers to form an integrated army that will serve the larger Somalia. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Ahlusuna Wal Jama'a Retakes Dagahyale Town From Alshabab

[Dalsan Radio] It was reported that Ahlusuna Wal Jama'a took over Dagahyale, a small town located on the west of Guri Eel district in Galgadud region. This followed an attack carried out by Alshabab which later took the said town from the local administration that was in place. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mugabe Axed From Ruling Party

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has axed President Robert Mugabe as leader and first secretary of the party, reports NewsDay from Harare. (AllAfrica)