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Nigeria: 'Islamic State' Group Attacks Three Borno Towns

[This Day] Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters on Thursday, carried out deadly attacks on military formations and civilians in three towns in Borno State - Gubio, Gajiganna and Gajiram, killing six soldiers and a civilian militia leader, security sources and residents told AFP. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Army Launches 20 'Super Camps' to Fight Boko Haram

[Leadership] TARKAA DAVID, in this report, dissects Army's super camp concept and quest to root out insurgents through tactical, trained and motivated troops. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Dozens Flee As Boko Haram Attack Two Borno LGs

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Many people fled their homes Boko Haram insurgents raided two local government areas of Borno State yesterday, Daily Trust gathered. (AllAfrica)


East Africa: President Kenyatta, Museveni Sign Pact to End Cross-Border Conflicts

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni Thursday witnessed the historical signing of a peace deal towards the joint development of the marginalised Turkana-Pokot-Karamoja region along the border of the two countries. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Renamo Gunmen in Inhambane Reject Ossufo Momade

[AIM] Maputo -Gunmen of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo in the southern province of Inhambane have declared that they will not hand over their weaponry, although they are obliged to do so under the agreement signed on 6 August between President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade. (AllAfrica)


West Africa: West Africa Doesn't Need Another Counter-Terrorism Force

[ISS] On 14 September, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit on terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The meeting aims to review existing counter-terrorism initiatives in the region and agree on priorities within a proposed emergency plan. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: All These Point to Failed Leadership

[East African] As South Africa in the past few days descended into another bout of xenophobic attacks on African foreigners, it offered up horrifying stories and images of lynching, looting, and frenzied violence. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Troops Raid Boko Haram Terrorists in Gworege Village, Recover Weapons

[Vanguard] Nigerian Army troops of 22 Brigade Super Camp in Dikwa, Borno State, have dealt heavy blows to Boko Haram terrorists in Gworege village in Dikwa Local Government Area of the state. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Returnees - We Left Our Wives, Children in South Africa

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Returnees: Xenophobic attacks have official approval (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Buratai and Nigerian Army's Super Camp Strategy

[Vanguard] "Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to get to bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped; the quicker we can go home." ―Gen. George Smith Patton Jr; a Commander of the United States Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, following the D-Day in 1944. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Quit Glorifying Criminals, Buratai Tells Nigerians

[Leadership] The chief of army staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has charged Nigerians to stop glorifying criminals by giving undue publicity to Boko Haram Terrorists and other criminal elements. (AllAfrica)


South Sudan: Only a Lasting Peace Guarantees Prosperity in South Sudan

[East African] September 12 marks one year since President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar, along with other parties signed the revitalised peace agreement that set South Sudan on a path to reconciliation and stability. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Beyond the Street Attacks - the Deep Capacious Lineage of Afrophobia in South Africa

[Daily Trust] Let no one tell you that the Afrophobic violence in South Africa is a recent or isolated phenomenon. It is not. Makwerekwere, a term of contempt as dehumanizing and racist in its deployment as the use of "cockroach" to mark people out for slaughter during the Rwandan genocide, is not a recent invention. It was a staple of the South African xenophobic lexicon as early as the late 1990s and early 2000s when it was operationalized to demonize, devalue, and mark non-South African Africans for attack. In 1996, (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 22,000 Nigerians Missing in North-East, Says Red Cross

[This Day] Nearly 22,000 Nigerians have been reported missing in the North-east region due to a decade of conflict in the area, according to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Northern Governors Adopt Livestock Plan

[This Day] Kaduna -Northern state governors Thursday adopted the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), initiated by the federal government, to curb the persistent clashes between farmers and herders in the region. (AllAfrica)


Central African Republic: UN Eases Arms Embargo

[VOA] The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to ease the arms embargo on the Central African Republic, where the government signed a peace deal with 14 armed groups. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Botswana to Deport Over 800 Namibian Refugees

[Namibian] OVER 850 Namibians who have been living as refugees in Botswana will be deported to Namibia after that country nullified their refugee status. (AllAfrica)


West Africa: Internal Displacement in West Africa On the Rise - Report

[RFI] During the first six months of 2019, internal displacement in West Africa accelerated due to pockets of violence, especially along the porous Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger borders, according to a mid-year report out by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Burundi: Burundians in Tanzania See Closed Market as Step Toward Expulsion

[VOA] Burundian refugees living in the Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania are no longer allowed to conduct business in the camp, depriving them of their only source of livelihood. The ban comes as Tanzanian authorities plan to repatriate the refugees back to Burundi. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: What Can Be Done to Fight Rural Banditry in Northern Nigeria

[The Conversation Africa] Banditry is on the increase in northern Nigeria. This is a region with many security problems, chief among them Boko Haram's insurgency. In the north-central region, herdsmen militancy has become a key security concern. Northwest Nigeria, which used to be the bastion of security and stability, has been hit hard by rural banditry. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Unpaid Salaries Deepen Economic Pains for AFL Peacekeepers

[Observer] Already suffering grievously under the deepened economic hardship, family members of soldiers deployed in the West African troubled Mali as part of the ongoing United Nation Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSMA), now face destitution as their salaries have reportedly gone largely unpaid for months. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: War Crimes Court Bill Under Review

[New Dawn] The Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA) says it is completing its revision of the first draft of a bill for the establishment of a war and economic crimes court in Liberia, following several suggestions made by Liberian and foreign experts on the instrument. (AllAfrica)


Somalia: Military Court Sentences 2 Militants to Death Penalty and Life in Imprisonment

[Shabelle] Somali military court declared on Thursday death and life in jail sentences for accused Al Shabaab members who allegedly carried out explosions in Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: No Forced Removal of Namibian Refugees

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Contrary to media reports, there has been no forceful removal of former Namibian refugee students from school by any member of the Special Support Group (SSG). (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Finding Solutions to Challenges Such As International Migration Through Dialogue and Diplomacy

[Daily Maverick] Our country's fortunes and future are intrinsically linked to that of the continent. It is important that we continue to work closely with the diplomatic community as bridge-builders. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Displaced Foreign Nationals Relive the Horror of Xenophobic Attacks

[Daily Maverick] Scores of foreign nationals have been left homeless following an outbreak of xenophobic violence in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni on 6 September. Daily Maverick visited the two campsites in the township - Tsolo and DH Williams hall - where the foreigners are being housed temporarily. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Borno to Build 200 Housing Units, Schools, Boreholes in Chibok

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -The Borno state government has said that it will construct 200 housing units and complete renovation of the famous Government Girls Secondary School where 276 schoolgirls were abducted by gunmen in 2014. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nine Soldiers Feared Dead, 20 Missing in Clash With Insurgents

[This Day] Abuja -Terrorist group, Boko Haram has reportedly killed nine soldiers while 20 others were missing after a fierce encounter with the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in Gundumbali, Borno State. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Boko Haram - 22,000 Nigerians Missing in North-East - ICRC

[Premium Times] Nearly 22,000 Nigerians have been reported missing in the country's North-East region due to a decade of conflict in the area, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: New Year Offers a Chance to Unite the Country

[The Conversation Africa] Meskerem is the first month in Ethiopia's unique 13-month calendar. Ethiopia celebrates its New Year on the first day of Meskerem, which falls on September 12 of the internationally recognised Gregorian calendar. But amid the celebrations, there are still concerns about the country's peace and stability. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Govt's Bid to Classify Al-Shabaab a Terrorist Group Fails

[Nation] Earlier accusations that Kenya soldiers were involved in illegal charcoal trade in Somalia returned to haunt Nairobi's bid to have militant group Al-Shabaab listed as a terrorist group. (AllAfrica)