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Nigeria: Northern Nigeria and the Unholy Trinity

[Daily Trust] Poverty. Insecurity. Hunger. Call them the unholy trinity with a cold grip on northern Nigeria. Last week, the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation released a report indicating that the old region was in the company of 22 countries classified as "world's newest 'highest alert hunger hotspots.'" (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Cabo Delgado - Rwandan, Mozambican Forces Encircle Major Port City

[New Times] Rwandan and Mozambican forces battling the Islamic State-linked terrorist group in Cabo Delgado Province are advancing on the strategic port city of Mocimboa da Praia from three fronts. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Boko Haram Resorts to Propaganda to Attract New Fighters

[Nation] Following sustained government offensives that have seen several insurgents defect, terror group Boko Haram has resorted to video propaganda, falsely portraying lavish lifestyles, to recruit new fighters. (AllAfrica)

Africa: AU Commission Defends Decision to Grant Israel Observer Status

[Nation] The African Union Commission has defended the continental body's decision to grant Israel member status, saying it was at the "express demand of many member states". (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Report - Mozambique Soldiers Trap Civilians in Insurgent-Hit North

[VOA] Johannesburg -- Mozambican security forces are preventing tens of thousands of civilians displaced by jihadist attacks around the northern town of Palma from moving to safer areas, Human Rights Watch said. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: International Pressure Increases on Morocco to Cease Repression in Occupied Sahrawi Territories

[SPS] Brussels -- Morocco is facing mounting pressure over its crackdown on civilians and human rights activists in the occupied Saharan territories, the International Crisis Group has affirmed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Stop Politicising Security Matters, Ekiti Govt Warns PDP

[Vanguard] Ekiti State government has warned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against undue politicisation of matters bordering on security of lives and property in the state, saying that this will do no one any good. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Tigrayan Forces Take UNESCO Heritage Site of Lalibela - Eyewitnesses

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region have taken control of the town of Lalibela in the country's neighbouring Amhara region, Reuters reports. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Lobby Group Urges Govt to Evacuate Civilians From War-Torn Region

[Nation] An international lobby group on Friday urged the Mozambican government to help civilians trapped by fighting in Cabo Delgado Province to move to safer areas. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: President Appoints New ZNA Chief

[The Herald] The new Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army is Lieutenant General David Sigauke with President Mnangagwa promoting him from major general and appointing him to the army command with effect from July 30. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Saudis Deepen Influence on Sudan

[African Arguments] Current tensions between Saudi Arabia and the UAE have encouraged a deepening of diplomatic relations between the Saudi government and the transitional authority in Sudan. However, these foreign policy developments have not engendered a shift in the military's approach and attitude towards its civilian counterpart for the benefit of the transition period. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Rwandan Forces Claim They Are 'Closing In' On Mocimboa DA Praia

[AIM] Maputo -- The Rwandan armed forces, who are supporting the Mozambican defence and security forces in their battle against islamist terrorists in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, say they are closing in on the town of Mocimboa da Praia, held by the jihadists since August 2020. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: 'Deeply Disturbing' Propaganda Video Shows Military Killings - Amnesty International

[AI London] Celebratory footage of Egyptian military's North Sinai operations shows 'cold-blooded killings', with one man shot at close range while sleeping in a tent Call for Egypt's Public Prosecutor to investigate 'The harrowing scenes in this video serve as a chilling reminder that the Egyptian authorities hold international law in contempt' - Philip Luther (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: The War in Tigray - the Makings of a Man-Made Famine, and What Can Be Done

[The Conversation Africa] "There's famine now in Tigray." That 10 June 2021 declaration by the UN's most senior humanitarian official was the clearest indication yet that embattled Tigray faced a severe food emergency. Close to five million Tigrayans were subsequently placed under watch for what constitutes emergency level conditions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: North-East On the Brink of Catastrophic Food Crisis, Says UN

[This Day] Abuja -- The United Nations has raised the alarm that North-eastern Nigeria is on the brink of catastrophic food insecurity as 4.4 million people in the area are expected to face critical food shortages. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: President Kagame Sheds Light on Troop Deployments in CAR

[New Times] The Rwandan forces deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) under a UN mandate and those under a bilateral arrangement with Bangui serve the same purpose, President Paul Kagame noted on Thursday, August 5. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Riek Machar Allies - SPLM-Io Generals Who Announced Ouster Are 'Peace Spoilers'

[Nation] Juba -- The Political Bureau of Sudan People Liberation Movement - In Opposition (SPLM-IO) on Wednesday condemned generals who announced the 'ouster' of First Vice President Riek Machar from his political and military positions. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan Security and Defence Council Concerned About 'Security Breaches'

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Sudanese Security and Defence Council has decided on the formation of a joint force to combat "negative security phenomena" within the military. It also renewed its demand to replace the Ethiopian forces in the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) by other international forces. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan - Two Killed in South Kordofan Violence

[Radio Dabanga] Kadugli / Abu Jubeiha -- A trader was killed and others were injured by a group of robbers near Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan, on July 26. On the same day, a farmer was shot dead and three others were injured at their farm near Abu Jubeiha in the southern part of the state. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: MSF Forced to Withdraw Teams From North-West Region

[MSF] After nearly eight months of suspension by the Cameroonian authorities, medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to withdraw its teams from the North-West region, an area badly affected by years of armed violence between security forces and armed separatist groups."We cannot stay any longer in a region where we are not allowed to provide care to people here," says Emmanuel Lampaert, MSF's operations coordinator for Central Africa. "Unfortunately, we cannot keep our st (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: People in Northwest Seek Healthcare as MSF Denied Providing Medical Services

[MSF] While armed violence and violations of human rights have made the headlines in the past years, the impact of this crisis on people's basic medical needs has often been overlooked in the international media. However, according to the latest UN figures, the flare up of violence in the anglophone regions of Cameroon has pushed more than 700,000 people to flee their homes, while over 60,000 have fled to neighbouring Nigeria. Today, people's living conditions are massively affected by the crisis, an (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: More Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists Surrender - Army

[Premium Times] The army says the terrorists surrendered themselves after suffering casualties in Borno. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: JTF Intercepts Migrating Herders in Their Hundreds

[Vanguard] The Joint Task Force (JTF) has intercepted a large number of herdsmen, believed to be Fulani, who have the intention of settling down in Kwara. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Speaker Modise's Surprise Move Is Good for Department of Defence, but a Blow for Parliament

[Daily Maverick] National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise being appointed as defence minister has removed from Parliament a well-respected presiding officer, credited with restoring stability to the national legislature. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Former President Chissano Raises Possibility of Dialogue in Cabo Delgado

[AIM] Maputo -- Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has urged the current government to consider the possibility of entering into a dialogue with the terrorist groups operating in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: UAG Hails Military's Determination to Restore Peace in Nigeria

[Vanguard] The Unity Advocacy Group on Thursday hailed the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) for its determination to restore peace in the country. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Medical Charity MSF Withdraws From Cameroon's North-West Region

[East African] Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will withdraw its services from the anglophone region of Cameroon after months of fruitless negotiations with government authorities to lift a ban on its operations. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Media Statement - Stability in SADC Region Central for Joint Standing Committee Support for SANDF Employment in Mozambique

[Parliament of South Africa] The Joint Standing Committee on Defence has underlined the importance of regional stability in its support of employment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to Mozambique to combat acts of terrorism and violent extremists that affected the area of Cabo Delgado Province. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Wuli East Lawmaker Reacts Positively to Proposed Procurement of Equipment for GAF

[Foroyaa] Wuli East Lawmaker said during the debate on the Supplementary Appropriation Bill that he was lauding the creation of a budget line for the allocation of money for the purchase of equipment for the Armed Forces for its peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Walk-in Vaccination - 666 Military Medics, Paramedics to Be Mobilised - Defence

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Defence Ministry will mobilise 666 medics and paramedics in 333 walk-in vaccination centres nationwide on August 8. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia and Somalia Deny Somali Soldiers Fighting in Tigray Region

[East African] Ethiopia has joined Somalia in refuting claims that Mogadishu sent troops to fight in the Tigray war under a secret plan. (AllAfrica)