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Angola:UN Concerned Over Expulsion of Congolese Refugees From Angola

[East African] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Wednesday expressed concern over the repatriation of 530 DR Congolese refugees from Angola. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:U.S. Lists Shabaab Leaders in Kenya As Global Terrorists

[East African] The United States State Department has listed two Kenyan leaders of Al-Shabaab as "specially designated global terrorists". (AllAfrica)

Africa:Tillerson's Tour Is About China's Influence and War On Terrorism

[Nation] Of the Kenya-Ethiopia-Djibouti-Chad-Nigeria circuit United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is covering in his first official African outing, he is perhaps only familiar with Nigeria, where the company he headed before joining government - ExxonMobil - drills a lot of oil. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:U.S. Lists Al-Shabaab Leaders in Kenya As Global Terrorists

[Nation] The US State Department has listed two Kenyan leaders of Al-Shabaab as "specially designated global terrorists". (AllAfrica)

East Africa:Ethiopia Will Remain Committed to Its Own, Regional Peace

[Ethiopian Herald] The official visits paid by the foreign affairs ministers of Russia, United States of America and the United Arab Emirates were among the biggest events that made the news locally and abroad. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Troops Recapture Key Town From Al-Shabaab Militants

[Shabelle] Somali Federal Government forces have retaken control of a strategic town in Middle Shabelle region on Saturday from Al Shabaab militants, authorities said. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Demands U.S.$1 Billion War Compensation From DR Congo

[Zimbabwe Independent] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa last week took his election campaign begging bowl to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila, where the two leaders also discussed the political and security situation in their countries and Zimbabwe's long-standing demand for US$1 billion compensation for participating in the DRC war. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:More Than 2 Million Malnourished Children at Risk - UN

[VOA] The United Nations warns more than two million severely acutely malnourished children in Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying unless they receive urgently needed therapeutic aid. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho:Former Army Chief Goes to Trial on Murder Charges

[Lesotho Times] FORMER Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Retired Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, will next week finally stand trial in the High Court over a plethora of murder and attempted murder charges. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Nairobi Says Tillerson Affirms U.S. Commitments to Kenya

[Kenya Presidency] US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this evening met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the beginning of his three-day visit in the country and assured him of his Government's commitment to Kenya on trade and security. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Military Chiefs' North Korea Visit Raises Eyebrows

[Zimbabwe Independent] The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the United States are closely watching the Zimbabwean government's relations with North Korea after Harare sent a military delegation to the secretive Asian state last month. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt Should Go, Bring Back Our Daughters - Dapchi Parents

[Vanguard] Abuja -Parents of the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on Thursday marched to the National Assembly to register their pains with the federal lawmakers in continuation of their clamour for the release of the pupils abducted by Boko Haram terrorists penultimate week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:6 in 10 Say Govt Should Not Pay Ransom to Insurgents

[Daily Trust] Nearly six in 10 respondents in a Daily Trust Survey feels that Federal Government should not pay ransom to insurgents to secure the release of abducted persons. (AllAfrica)

Burundi:Rwanda Centre Overstretched By Burundi Refugee Influx

[East African] Rwanda has said the centre hosting 2,500 Burundian refugees who left DR Congo on Wednesday for fear of deportation is overstretched. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Tales of Terror From Congo's Ituri Province

[IRIN] Kagoma -Refugees recount killings and a harrowing lake crossing to Uganda (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Ethiopia - Second Largest Refugees' Host Nation

[Ethiopian Herald] As a result, African refugees are covering long distances and settling in places that provide them with better opportunities. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:UN Secretary-General Laments 'No Tangible Progress' in Darfur - Report

[Radio Dabanga] New York -In his latest regular report to the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (Unamid), UN Secretary-General António Guterres has acknowledged positive security developments, but expressed regrets that "no tangible progress has been made in finding a comprehensive political solution to the conflict in Darfur". (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:South West - Gendarmerie, Ex-Service Men Get New Bosses

[Cameroon Tribune] Defence Minister Delegate, Joseph Beti Assomo commissioned them Wednesday and announced new benefits for military personnel serving in the troubled Anglophone area. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic:Survivors Describe Rape and Kidnapping By Local Armed Group Outside Bossangoa

[MSF] Bangui -A group of women were taken hostage and raped by a local armed group in western Central African Republic, according to ten survivors who arrived at Bossangoa Hospital for emergency medical care on March 3, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontičres (MSF) today. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:After Conflict, Cholera

[IRIN] Hoima -Uganda struggles amid new Congolese refugee influx (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Aisha Buhari to Boko Haram - Leave Our Daughters Alone

[Premium Times] President Muhammad Buhari's wife, Aisha Buhari, has charged perpetrators of abductions and various harmful practices against women and girls to stop. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Leader Plans Talks With Al-Shabaab, Says U.S. Commander

[East African] Somalia's president is trying to force Al-Shabaab to negotiate a political settlement with his government, the commander of US forces in Africa said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Africa:U.S. Secretary Tillerson's Visit Unlikely to Cut Much Ice With African Leaders

[allAfrica] The visit to Africa by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his first since taking office 14 months ago, will do little to shore up the Trump administration's relations with, or reverse America's diminishing influence in the continent. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Militia Run Amok With Robberies in DRC

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MILITANTS have ambushed and robbed humanitarian agencies as well as civilians in the restive eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Angola:Civil War Landmines Kill Six in Angola

[CAJ News] Luanda -SIX people have over the past year been killed after explosions by landmines planted during the Angolan civil war from 1975-92. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:RSF Capture Rebel Suleiman Marjan

[SNA] Khartoum -The senior rebel, Suleiman Marjan and one of his aide were captured by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) while they were riding a car with four mortars and personal weapon near Jebel Issa , Al-Malha Locality in North Darfur State, RSF Official Spokesman, Col. Abdul-Rahman Al-Gaali said in a statement to SUNA, Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Al-Bashir Pledges to Re-Build the Armed Force

[SNA] Obied -The President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has undertaken to go ahead with re-building of the Army and to equip it with the up-to- date technologies. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:UN Seeks U.S.$80 Million to Support Refugees

[UN News] Two United Nations humanitarian agencies are jointly seeking $80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia, which hosts the second largest number of those in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Al Bashir Promises to 'Rebuild the Sudan Armed Forces'

[Radio Dabanga] El Obeid -The President of Sudan, Omar Al Bashir, has promised 'to re-build the Sudanese Armed Forces and to equip them with up-to-date technologies'. He also undertook to raise army salaries. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Military to Ekweremadu - Our Officers Not Interested in Govt

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Nigerian military authorities yesterday said that contrary to the cautionary advice of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu during Wednesday's Senate plenary that the military could still stage coup in the face of receding democratic practice in the country, there was no such contemplation from any quarter. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Army Denies Halting Operation to Aid Boko Haram Leader Shekau

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army has flayed insinuations that troops movement under Operation DEEP PUNCH II was temporarily halted to aid Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped. (AllAfrica)