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Nigeria: Shake Up In Army as General Accused of Leading Boko Haram War

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army has redeployed 103 of its senior officers, including the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and some General Officers Commanding to inject new hands into its ongoing operations. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Will Missionary's Death Be a Tipping Point for US Position on Cameroon Crisis?

[Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -Charles Trumann Wesco, an American missionary from Indiana who moved to the Republic of Cameroon with his wife and eight children just two weeks ago, was killed on October 30 after being caught in cross-fire between Cameroonian security forces and separatist fighters. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Peter Pham Named U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

[State Department] Secretary Pompeo is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham to serve as the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NAF Purchases New Aircraft to Fight Insecurity

[Guardian] The Nigerian Air Force has purchased 18 new aircraft to put security challenges under control. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How We Outsmarted Boko Haram to Become Undergraduates - - Survivors

[Vanguard] For John Ayuba, Nathan Ibrahim and Marcus Ali, all inmates of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Uhogua in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State, life has somewhat been good to them. For years, the trios, from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, were constantly moving from one place to the other in search of safety and a suitable place to further their studies. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2019 Elections - INEC Sets Up Committee for Benue IDPs, Others

[Guardian] Makurdi -The participation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 2019 elections has been further guaranteed, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said it had set up a special committee to work out legal registration and voting frameworks for the displaced. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Katsina - Banditry Spike Drives Hundreds From Villages

[Daily Trust] Katsina -The dreaded Rugu Forest, spanning over 220km cutting across Niger Republic to substantial part of Nigeria has for long been a source of livelihood for nomads. But over time, it has now become a den of criminals, and a no-go area for many. The forest cuts across seven Katsina State local governments, namely Jibia, Safana, Batsari, Danmusa, Sabuwa, Dandume, and Faskari, and the bandits occupying it have made life unbearable for locals, who say hundreds have been killed, and many women raped, just as cattle w (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Police Unearth Mass Grave of 200 People

[Deutsche Welle] Police have discovered hundreds of bodies in Ethiopia's troubled area between the Oromia and Somali regions during an investigation into Abdi Mohammed. The former Somali leader is suspected of human rights violations. (AllAfrica)

Libya: Ceasefire Holds in Tripoli, but Core Problems Remain - UN Mission Chief

[Africa Renewal] The recent ceasefire in Libya's capital Tripoli, brokered by the United Nations mission in the country, is holding, its head told the Security Council on Thursday, highlighting efforts to sustain the calm and help secure lasting peace. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Machar's Return Signals a Significant Stage in Peace Process

[The Conversation Africa] South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar has returned to the country's capital Juba after more than two years in exile. Machar was the country's Vice President between July 2011 and July 2013. In this time, he sought leadership of the ruling party, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) which was headed by Salva Kiir. The power struggle between the two men turned violent in December 2013. Machar fled and formed an armed rebellion. In August 2015, the government and Machar's opposition reached an (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: The Country Faces Collapse If Peace Pact Fails Again. This Can Be Averted

[The Conversation Africa] South Sudan is arguably the most fragile state in the world. Lacking an institutional legacy at its creation in 2011, political, security, economic, and social indicators have all deteriorated amid civil conflict. As state legitimacy has eroded, the number of armed factions and tribal militias has increased rapidly, now exceeding 40 such groups. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Terrorism, Armed Banditry Thrive in Africa - Buhari

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said terrorism, armed banditry and organized crimes have continued to pose security challenges in Africa because of proliferation of arms aided by free borders in the continent. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Situation in NW, SW - Germany, Belgium Offer Support for Dialogue

[Cameroon Tribune] Emissaries of the two European countries were at the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism on Wednesday and Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Libya: NEMA Receives 121 More Nigerians From Libya

[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 121 stranded Nigerians from Libya. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Chiefs Given 24 Hours to End Wajir Clan Clashes

[Nation] Three more people have been killed in a retaliatory attack in ongoing inter-clan clashes in over land in Wajir County. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: House Indicts Osinbajo Over Alleged Mismanagement of N5.8bn IDP Fund

[This Day] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been indicted over alleged illegal approval of a mismanaged N5.8 billion North East Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) intervention fund. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Briefing - Problems Multiply in Kasaļ

[IRIN] The Kasaļ region in the Democratic Republic of Congo is struggling to recover from two years of intense conflict. The influx last month of more than 300,000 people from Angola, most of them long-standing migrant workers, has made a fragile humanitarian situation worse. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: Freetown Commonwealth War Graves, Medals Reconditioned

[Concord] The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has successfully completed the reconditioning of the war grave site at Kingtom Cemetery in Freetown. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Attends WWI Centenary Commemorations

[SAnews.gov.za] Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will today attend the centenary commemoration of Armistice Day in Paris, France. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: 'U.S. Prepared to Consider Rescinding Sudan's Designation As a State Sponsor of Terrorism If All Criteria Met'

[Radio Dabanga] Washington DC -The US State Department has voiced its commitment "to strengthening cooperation and meaningful reforms" with Sudan, and "to initiate the process of rescinding Sudan's designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism if the determination is made that all of the relevant statutory criteria have been met." (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan and U.S. Ready to Launch Second Phase of Dialogue

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan has welcomed launching of the Second Phase of Strategic Dialogue with the United States of America which was set to expand scope of bilateral cooperation and achieve further progress in a number of fields of mutual concern , especially after success of the first phase which was crowned by lifting sanctions against Sudan. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: We Give Books Because of Rumour of Monkey Pox Last Year - Army

[Vanguard] Warri -Nigerian army has donated 9000 note books to primary schools in Delta state as part of the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile III flagged off last week in the Niger Delta region. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 1 Dead in Wajir Inter-Clan Clashes Over Grazing Land

[Nation] One person has been killed and two others seriously injured in renewed inter -clan clashes in Qara, Wajir County. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 3 Police Reservists Killed, Others Injured in Meru Bandit Attack

[Nation] Three Kenya Police Reservists have been killed in a bandit attack on Kalua village which is on the border of Igembe Central and Isiolo North sub-counties. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Police Should Know Who Cabo Delgado Militants Are

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said on Thursday that by now the National Criminal Investigation Service (SERNIC) ought to know who the armed groups are that have been launching murderous attacks in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyatta Commends KDF for Diversified, Modern Training Approaches

[Capital FM] Eldoret -President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended efforts by the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) to modernise its operations including training to effectively deal with emerging security challenges. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Insurgency - Solution Political, Not Humanitarian - UNHCR

[Leadership] Country representative, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria, Mr Jose-Antonio Canhadula, has said that the solution to Nigeria's North-East crises resulting from the Boko Haram insurgency was political and not humanitarian. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: House Accuses Osinbajo of Illegal Approval of N5.8 Billion IDP Fund

[This Day] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been indicted over alleged illegal approval of a mismanaged N5.8 billion North East Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) intervention fund. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic: Fears of Arms Race As Armed Groups Fight Government

[RFI] An arms race is building between armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and government forces, according to a new report by a US-based NGO. It warns that a build up in weapons could lead to an escalation in sectarian violence, bloodier than ever before. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: AUHIP Chairman Mbeki to Invite Sudan Call to Meeting in Addis

[Radio Dabanga] Berlin -The African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) chief mediator, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, is expected to summon the leaders of the opposition Sudan Call coalition to a meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa before the end of this month. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: AU Peacekeepers Accused of Killing 4 Somali Civilians

[VOA] Authorities in Somalia are investigating the deaths of four civilians reportedly killed by African Union troops Tuesday, after a roadside bomb targeted the peacekeepers' convoy. (AllAfrica)