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Western Sahara:AU Limits Its Role in Western Sahara Crisis

[ISS] The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations' (UN) process in the region. The Western Sahara is a disputed area claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, the representatives of the indigenous Sahrawi people. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Govt Must Bring Soldiers Under Control - UN

[UN News] A "lack of command and control" on the part of South Sudan's government, just days after signing a new peace agreement to end years of brutal civil conflict, is one of the factors which led to the shooting of a United Nations peacekeeper on Saturday, the UN mission chief in the country has said. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Heavy Fighting Breaks Out in Afgoye Town, Outside Mogadishu

[Shabelle] More details are emerging from a heavy gunfight between Al-Shabaab militants and Somali national army which flared up on Saturday morning in Afgoye district of Lower Shabelle region, south of Somalia. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Calm Returns in Njoro After Deadly Clashes in Eastern Mau

[Nation] An uneasy calm has returned clash-torn Nessuit and Mauche areas in Eastern Mau Forest after four days of violence. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Recurrent Political Stand Off Derails Progress in Somalia, Says UN Envoy

[Shabelle] The outgoing United Nations (UN), Michael Keating said a protracted wrangle in Somalia is complicating progress on political and Security, warning that political differences will derail progress in Somalia. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Violence Breaks Out Ahead of Return of Oromo Liberation Front

[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed has called for calm in the wake of clashes between rival groups on the streets of Addis Ababa, ahead of the return on the weekend of the exiled Oromo Liberation Front leadership. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:10 Killed As Boko Haram Ambush Villagers in Borno

[Leadership] New fewer than 10 villagers have been killed in boko haram terrorists' ambush in Nganzai local government area of Borno State. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Interpol Rescues 85 Child Slaves From Sudan's Streets and Gold Mines

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Police found some children as young as ten handling dangerous chemicals in open-air gold mines while others were forced to beg (AllAfrica)

Africa:Kofi Annan's Quest for a Better Africa

[African Arguments] As Kofi Annan receives a three-day state funeral in Ghana, we should take the opportunity to celebrate and remember his vision and optimism. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant of Saraki'

[This Day] Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, a former senior legislative aide to two former presidents states why The Presidency and the leadership of the National Assembly must bury the hatchet and adopt a process of cordial informal consultations (AllAfrica)

Uganda:50,000 Guns to Secure Kampala

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala and Wakiso districts will have the highest concentration of the country's guns with nearly 50,000 armed personnel, once President Museveni's directive to enlist 24,000 reservists into Local Defence Unit (LDU) is enforced. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Mau Clashes Leave 400 Families Homeless

[Nation] Security agencies have arrested three suspects over the tribal clashes in Nessuit area of Eastern Mau in Nakuru County. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Don't Panic About Zuma's Second Coming

[Daily Maverick] The last week or so has been dominated by political talk around a newly active former President Jacob Zuma. To many it was apparent that he was getting restless and preparing for a comeback of sorts. To others, he was just out to get and politically damage President Cyril Ramaphosa. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:'Report' On War Crimes Court, TRC Implementations Stalled

[Observer] -Legislature Ends 1st Session Today (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Hirshabelle Parliament Plots Ouster Against President Mohamed Abdi Waare

[Dalsan Radio] Hirshabelle Parliament has sought the audience of regional leader, President Mohamed Abdi Waare, with reports indicating a no-confidence motion against him was on card. Ali Osman Ibrahim, one of the Hirshabelle legislators said the President had been called to Jowhar city for questioning. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Military Court Judges Sworn In

[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Thursday presided over the swearing in of the new Military Tribunal vice president and two judges of the Military High Court, whom he urged to discharge their duties with professionalism. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Navy to Tackle Insecurity in A/Ibom, Rivers

[Daily Trust] Uyo -Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral David Adeniran, has said the Nigeria Navy is poised to tackle the security challenges confronting the command in Akwa Ibom and Rivers States. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters

[Daily Trust] A damaged Boko Haram vehicle after a battle between the insurgents and troops of 145 Battalion, Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Damasak, Borno State on Wednesday night, where many Boko Haram members were killed (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Terrorism Remains Kenya's Top Security Threat

[Nation] By all accounts, 2017 was a period of intense electioneering, amid rising ethnic and political tensions. (AllAfrica)

Africa:African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Fulani Herders Endure Stigma and Frustration in Nigeria

[Deutsche Welle] The mockery of pastoralist Fulani over their enthusiasm for cows has made way for the slurs of "terrorists" and "militia" as disputes with others in West Africa lead to bloodshed. In Nigeria they face other problems too. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Scuffles, Confrontations and Standoffs - PM, Police Commissioner Call for Calm

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -Amidst reporters of several scuffles, confrontations and intense standoffs in various places here in the capital Addis Abeba, PM Abiy Ahmed appealed for calm, tolerance and dialogue rather than confrontations. The federal police commission commissioner General Zeynu Jemal on his part called on city dwellers and the youth from Oromia who are arriving in the capital to restrain themselves from taking matters into their own hands. The commissioner general also said the police will begin to step up its works t (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Power Failure Means Most Ugandans Missed Bobi Wine Interview

[VOA] Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has confronted Uganda's ambassador to the United States about Wine's recent arrest and alleged torture, but many Ugandans did not get to see the interview because of a power outage. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Sisters Raped On Farm Near North Darfur Camp

[Radio Dabanga] Zamzam -Three men have raped two displaced girls on a farm in El Fasher locality on Wednesday, and raped them for more than three hours. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Discarded Bombs Kill and Maim Isiolo Locals

[Nation] What had started as just bad day for John Ndung'u after being sent away from school for arriving late turned tragic when an explosive device belonging to a scrap metal dealer who had visited his home exploded. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Bobi Wine's Closing Words During VOA Interview

[allAfrica] The leaders that you look at now gave the biggest contribution when they were our age and indeed all the leaders in the world. The most prime time for a person to contribute to his country is the youthful years. You realize that we are the youngest population in the world. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Violence Continues to Disrupt Life in Many Parts of Cameroon

[VOA] Buea -People are deserting the English-speaking regions of Cameroon after hundreds of armed separatists and the military were involved in Tuesday's bloody conflicts in five towns and villages leaving at least 15 people dead. The population complains that the army was slow in responding to simultaneous attacks by the separatists. (AllAfrica)

Niger:The Role of Foreign Military Forces in Niger

[The Conversation Africa] Niger is one of the most militarised countries in Africa. In November 2017, this came to wider notice when four American Special Forces soldiers and at least four of their Nigerien counterparts died in an ambush. Since then, the military presence has only intensified. Why are these forces there, whose interests are they serving and are they having the impact that was intended? (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Ethiopia Tops Global List of Internal Displacement

[CAJ News] Addis Ababa -Conflict has forced some 1,4 million Ethiopians to flee their homes since the beginning of the year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:3 Feared Dead as Fresh Clashes Erupt in Mau Forest

[Nation] At least three people are feared dead after tribal clashes erupted in Eastern Mau, Nakuru County, on Wednesday night. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Presidency Seeks to Curtail Reforms at Security Agency SSS

[Premium Times] Newly Acting Director General, State Security Service, (SSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04270/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN Pic 35 Newly Acting Director General, Department of State Services, (DSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). (AllAfrica)