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Kenya: Refugees in Kakuma Camp to Skip Meals As Food Rations Halved

[Nation] More than 420,000 refugees at Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County face hunger after the World Food Programme (WFP) halved food rations at the beginning of October. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: President Kiir Seeks Better Working Relationship With UN Troops

[Deutsche Welle] Despite earlier comments which highlighted a distrust between UN forces and state police, President Salva Kiir is now stressing the importance of cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: U.S. to Ease Decades-Old Sanctions Against Govt

[Deutsche Welle] The move will give Sudan access to the global banking system but President al-Bashir remains a war crimes suspect. Sudan stays on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Army Transfers 760 Boko Haram Suspects to Borno Govt

[Leadership] The Nigerian Army Yesterday released 760 arrested Boko Haram suspects to the Borno State government for rehabilitation and reintegration. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Is Country's Stability Being Put to the Test?

[Chatham House] Recent displays of armed violence and fragile politics demand a steady hand. But is the president up to the task? (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: U.S.$25 Billion Oil Contract - Kachikwu Keeps Mum After Villa Meeting

[Leadership] The Nigerian Army said yesterday that it decided to embark on Operations Python Dance 11 and Crocodile Smile 11 in the South East and South South geopolitical zones of the country in order to tackle the rising challenges of militancy, kidnapping and pipeline vandalism. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Rights Group Raises the Alarm Over Arms Proliferation

[Leadership] The chairman of Anambra State Civil Society Network (ANSCONET), Mr Chris Azor has raised alarm that there large quantity of small arms and other dangerous weapon illegally being possessed by persons in the state, and, urged the security agencies to move fast and recover them so that those having them would not use them to cause violence during the forthcoming November 18 governorship poll in the state. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Suspected Al-Shabaab Attack in Mozambique Leaves Two Police Officers Dead

[Shabelle] A group of about 30 men attacked three police stations in the coastal district of Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique, in an armed raid on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Children of Boko Haram Militants, Their Victims Study Side-by-Side

[VOA] The winner of this year's prestigious Nansen Refugee Award sees hope in bringing education to the children of Boko Haram, the militant group in northeastern Nigeria that with its very name opposes Western education. Zannah Mustapha has made it his mission to provide a better future through education for the children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Army Dismisses 'Instability' Messages

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has distanced itself from messages circulating on social media alleging it is concerned with the escalation of tensions in both the ruling party and in opposition parties in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Niger: U.S. Military Confirms Death of 3 Soldiers

[VOA] The U.S. military has confirmed three U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when a joint U.S.-Niger military patrol was attacked Wednesday in southwestern Niger. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Somali President Asks Khartoum to Help Fight Al-Shabaab

[East African] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has asked the Sudanese government to help his country combat the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. (AllAfrica)

Niger: Niger Clash Kills U.S. and Nigerien Troops

[ICG] A deadly ambush near the Niger-Mali border on 4 October marked the unprecedented killing of American and Nigerien forces in the region. In this Q&A, Deputy West Africa Project Director Jean-Hervé Jezequel and Research Assistant Hamza Cherbib say that jihadist violence cannot be divorced from deeper inter-communal tensions related to local competition over resources and illicit economic activity. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Trump Administration Lifts Sudan Sanctions

[ENOUGH] Enough Project calls for new policy track tied to smart, modernized network sanctions (AllAfrica)

Sudan: The Secretary's Report on Whether the Government of Sudan Has Sustained the Positive Actions That Gave Rise to E.O. 13761 (2017)

[State Department] On January 13, 2017, the President issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13761 ("Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions"), which was subsequently amended by E.O. 13804 of July 11, 2017 ("Allowing Additional Time for Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Amending Executive Order 13761"). Section 10 of E.O. 13761, as amended by E. O. 13804, provides that "[o]n or before October 12, (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Sudanese President Vows Peace, Stability in Somalia

[Shabelle] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday that his country would exert utmost efforts for peace and stability in Somalia. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: UP Uses AFL in Campaign

[New Dawn] The ruling Unity Party or UP has been accused of "incumbency abuse." It is alleged that Defense Minister Brownie Samukai deployed officers of the Armed Forces of Liberia or AFL to provide security for the contractors hired to construct a podium in Barnersville for the launch of its representative candidates' campaign ahead of vice president Boakai's visit there, the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) claim. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Resources Conflict Uproots Hundreds of Kenyan Families

[CAJ News] Nairobi -RAGING inter-communal conflict due to the worst drought in years has displaced more than 200 families in central Kenya. Families in the Baringo County have borne the brunt of the clashes over receding resources such as water and arable land in the East African country. Some 146 families in Makutani and 60 households in Tangulbei have been uprooted during the violence pitting farming villagers and nomadic livestock herders. Amid the skirmishes, some schools have been closed, forcing children from displaced (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Refugees Head Home As Yemen Crisis Bites - UN

[Shabelle] Somali refugees are fleeing war, cholera, and hunger in Yemen, the United Nations said Thursday, with 10,000 expected to return home to a country they escaped over conflict and poverty. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Gunmen Kill Somali Govt Soldier in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Somali government soldier in the capital, Mogadishu on Friday, the latest in a string of assassinations in the seaside city over the past few months. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Court Orders Army to Pay N85 Million for Killing Unarmed Civilian

[Premium Times] The Federal High Court, Lagos Division, has awarded N85.5 million as damages against the Nigerian Army for the assault and killing of one Olajide Enilari, a flour merchant. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Need for Inclusive Peace Efforts - No More 'Compassion Fatigue'

[IPS] "Peace is not a one-day affair or event, it requires our collective effort," said South Sudan's Vice President, General Taban Deng Gai, while addressing the General Assembly at the UN. (AllAfrica)

Africa: AU Amnesty Just One Step Towards Silencing the Guns

[ISS] Last month the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) kicked off its amnesty period for the surrender of illegally owned arms. The annual month-long initiative, to be observed every September, is part of the AU's effort to implement its road map on practical steps to 'silence the guns in Africa by 2020'. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Uphold Precious Peace!

[Cameroon Tribune] Information from the North West and South West Regions speaks of a gradual return to normalcy of activities that characterise man's life. Pupils and students who can overcome fear of the unknown are now going to school, workers and users of public service can equally go about their activities unperturbed. In fact, people are reportedly back to their routine chores. This shows that inhabitants are turning their backs on violence that surrounded October 1, the day apologists of separation predicted to herald (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic: Rebels Accused of Rape Spree in CAR Conflict

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -ARMED groups in the Central African Republic have abused rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war. The serious human rights violations have persisted during the five-year conflict between Christian militants and Muslim radicals. The predominantly Muslim Seleka and the largely Christian and animist militia known as anti-balaka, have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived support of those on the other side of the sectarian divide. Army commanders have allegedly tolerated widespread sexual violence b (AllAfrica)

Sudan: West Darfur Wali Asks Unamid to Help Facilitate Voluntary Return

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -The Acting Wali (Governor) of West Darfur, Mohamed Ibrahim Sharafeldin, has called on the Unamid peacekeeping force to contribute with the government to the implementation of early recovery projects and services to the return areas so as to ensure stability and encourage voluntary return of refugees. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: North Darfur Man 'Ripped Apart' As Camel Triggers Grenade

[Radio Dabanga] East Jebel Marra -On Wednesday afternoon in North Darfur, Abdelbagi Yagoub Harran died instantly in Mashrou Abuzeid in eastern Jebel Marra when an explosive remnant of war (ERW) detonated. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: North Kordofan Extends Arms Collection Deadline

[Radio Dabanga] El Obeid / Khartoum -In El Obeid, the Governor of North Kordofan, Ahmed Haroun issued a decision to extend the period of voluntary collection of weapons in all localities of the state until October 15. In Khartoum, Vice President Hasabo Abdelrahman has warned of stiff deterrent penalties for violators of the arms collection campaign. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Asylum and Refugee Protection Represent 'Humanity At Its Best,' Says Senior UN Official

[UN News] Warning of threats to the global asylum environment, the United Nations refugee agency's protection chief today stressed the importance of sustained engagement by the international community to keep refugees high on the political agenda. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Ministry of Information to Launch Campaign to Central Darfur to Inform About Importance of Weapons' Collection

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister at the Ministry of Information, Yasser Yousif, announced his ministry will launch a tour next week to Central Darfur State to acquaint with the importance of the collection of weapons and making them confined to the possession of the Armed Forces. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Where is Biafran Leader Nnamdi Kanu?

[This Day] The sudden disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and members of his immediate family since the invasion of his home by soldiers has become a major talking point in the South-east of Nigeria, writes (AllAfrica)