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South Africa: Govt Denies Army Unwilling to Participate in Wuhan Repatriation

[SAnews.gov.za] Government has dismissed reports contained in a Mail & Guardian article that South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers are not willing to travel to Wuhan, China, to repatriate citizens. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: 100 Darfuri Join Peace Talks in Juba

[Radio Dabanga] Juba -A delegation of 100 Darfuri travelled to Juba, capital of South Sudan, on Thursday where they will join the peace negotiations on Sudan's conflict-torn western region for a period of three days. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How U.S. Coerced Somalia to Back Down Confrontation With Kenya

[Dalsan Radio] Pressure from the US government may have forced Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo to announce a climbdown in tensions with Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: The Igbo Amotekun Must Not Be in Form of Convoys

[Premium Times] Every life matters. Moreover, the Igbo do not thrive on superficial politics. Therefore, instead of colluding with the police to promote convoys of individual security details, the South-East governors should harken to the yearnings of the masses and join their counterparts in the South-South zone by launching, without further delay, a true regional security network... (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Army Seeks Extra Shs400 Billion for Classified Expenditure

[Monitor] The Ministry of Finance has written to Parliament to approve additional Shs400b worth of supplementary request for the classified expenditure under the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Museveni Passes Out 110 UPDF Commandos

[Monitor] President Museveni, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), has passed out 110 UPDF commandos, who completed a 16- month specialised training. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Bishop of Truro, Extremism and Religious Persecution in Nigeria

[Premium Times] The general view of the workshop participants, in my understanding, was that the Bishop of Truro, by his terms of reference, worked from the answer to the question and therefore found what he was asked to look for. Many participants pointed out that there is indeed evidence of the targeting of Christians in Nigeria's growing culture of violence but also evidence of the targeting of Muslims by the same forces. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya, Somalia Form Team to Ease Tensions

[Nation] Kenya and Somalia have agreed to resolve tensions between the two countries by appointing respective teams to solve the issues. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Therapist Sees Mental Health as Key to Rebuilding the Country

[VOA] After nearly three decades of war, many Somalis carry invisible scars from exposure to violence. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Fresh Violence Tempers Hopes After Peace Deal

[VOA] Humanitarian workers say they hope the formation of a national unity government in South Sudan under a peace deal last month will ease suffering in the country, but those expectations have been tempered by reports of continuing violence. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Air Force Kills Insurgents in Gana, Damboa

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Air Force yesterday said its Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed some logistics facilities belonging to Boko Haram terrorists at Bakari Gana on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Gebriel - We Determined to Achieve Comprehensive Peace in Country

[SNA] Juba -The Secretary-General of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front, head of the Justice and Equality Movement, Dr. Gabriel Ibrahim, affirmed their determination to achieve comprehensive peace in the country. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Hamad and German Embassy Delegation Discuss Support to Refugees in Kassala State

[SNA] Khartoum -The caretaker Wali (governor) of Kassala State, Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Babiker Hamad, Thursday received a delegation of the Embassy of Germany to Sudan, headed by the embassy's Firs Secretary, and discussed the cooperation between the two sides and ways of enhancing the situation of the refugees in the state. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Peace Negotiations in Juba Progressing Well, Says Daglo

[SNA] Khartoum -The Vice-President of the Soverignty Council, Lt-General, Mohammed Hamdan Daglo said the peace negotiations going on in, Juba, the capital of the State of South Sudan is progressing well, stressing that all the obstacles impeding the peace process started to vanish. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Gamjobs Conducts Career Fair for Returnees in Farafenni and Soma

[The Point] Rural youth form the bulk of returnees and potential migrants in The Gambia. One of the underlying causes of irregular migration in the country is the lack of job opportunities, especially in rural regions. While job availability is without a doubt, scarce in the country, the absence of a clear tool to access job information hinders youths' access to jobs. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Three Dead, Several Wounded in Darfur Violence, Robbery

[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti / Kendebe -Three people were killed and several others were wounded in separate incidents in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur and Kendebe in West Darfur during the past two days. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Former CP Tsav Hails Buratai, Nigerian Troops Over Gallant Display Against Boko Haram

[Vanguard] Ex-Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and his gallant troops for a display of sheer "gallantry and patriotism" against Boko/ISWAP terrorists. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Army Confirms 3 Soldiers, 19 Insurgents Killed in Damboa Attack

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Army yesterday confirmed three soldiers and four others wounded during an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on troops of 25 Task Force Brigade (Army Super Camp 2) in Damboa, Borno State, on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Governor Roba Says Security in Mandera Worsening With Influx of Jubaland Forces

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mandera Governor Ali Roba Thursday warned the security situation in the border town was deteriorating after Jubaland forces were filmed driving non-standard tactical vehicles mounted with machine guns. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 'AFL Recruitment Requires No Money From Applicants'

[Observer] Defense Ministry cautions public (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2,000 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Surrendered Since 2015 - Army

[This Day] Abuja -The Military High Command thursday said 2,000 members of terrorist groups, Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) have surrendered since 2015. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Soldiers Petition Buhari, Buratai Over Alleged Embezzlement

[This Day] Some soldiers fighting Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State have sent a Save-Our-Soul (SOS) to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai over alleged embezzlement by one of their top officials. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Border Row - U.S. Pressure May Have Forced Somalia to Back Down

[Nation] Pressure from the US government may have forced Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo to announce a climbdown in tensions with Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Matiang'i Allays Terror Attack Fears, Says Kenya Prepared

[Nation] Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Thursday sought to allay fears of insecurity, saying his ministry and security personnel have put in place strict measures. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Coronavirus Threatens to Wreck Nuclear Review Conference

[IPS] United Nations -First, it was the ill-fated annual sessions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), scheduled for March 9-20, which was undermined by the spreading coronavirus COVID-19. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: 16 Dead in Latest Clashes in Separatist Areas

[VOA] Fresh clashes between Cameroon's military and separatists have left at least 16 people dead since Sunday, including women and children. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Why Refugees Won't Return Home Yet

[East African] To South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda, last month's peace deal between Dr Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir was the beginning of an end of an emotional roller coaster. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Don't Provoke Kenya, Kenyatta Warns Somalia After Attacks

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta was last evening accusing Somalia of "flagrant breach" of Kenya's territorial integrity, but maintained Mogadishu must sit down with federal states to iron out their differences. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Army Releases 223 Children Cleared of Ties With Boko Haram

[Premium Times] About 223 children, including 10 girls, have been released from Nigerian Army administrative custody and Maiduguri Maximum Security Prison after being cleared of suspected ties with armed groups, the United Nations Children's Fund has said. Descriptiohe United Nations Children's Fund has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Libya: What Would Khalifa Haftar's State Look Like?

[ISS] War has raged in western Libya since 4 April 2019. On one side is the Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya's main internationally recognised government. It is heavily dependent on armed groups for the defence of Tripoli, and increasingly reliant on Turkey, which has provided military equipment, trainers and advisers, and thousands of Syrian mercenaries. (AllAfrica)

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)