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African Governments Encourage Surrender of Illegal Weapons

Cameroon says more than 120,000 illegal firearms are in the country, fueling a separatist conflict as well as the Boko Haram terrorist group. In Yaounde Monday, Cameroonian and African Union officials marked a delayed commemoration of Africa Amnesty Month, urging...
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Lagos Imposes Curfew as Anti-Police Protests Continue

The governor of Nigeria’s largest city and financial hub has declared a full-day curfew amid continuing protests against police violence. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Tuesday that a 24-hour curfew would be imposed, banning all but essential workers...
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UN Raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger at a donors’ conference in Copenhagen. “This represents substantial success,” U.N. Humanitarian Chie...
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