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US Military Targets Al-Shabab in Somalia With More Airstrikes

The United States military has confirmed that it carried out another airstrike against al-Shabab militants, its third in less than two weeks. Sunday’s strike was in support of Somali government forces in the vicinity of Qeycad, in the central Galmudug ...
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Burkina Faso Sees More Child Soldiers as Jihadi Attacks Rise

Awoken by gunshots in the middle of the night, Fatima Amadou was shocked by what she saw among the attackers: children.Guns slung over their small frames, the children chanted “Allahu akbar,” as they surrounded her home in Solhan town in Burkina Faso’.....
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International Aid Cuts Could Affect Millions Across Africa

KAYA, BURKINA FASO - The COVID-19 pandemic has led to cuts in foreign aid from donor nations such as Britain, which this month slashed its aid budget by $5.5 billion. The funding loss is being felt in Burkina Faso, where it could shut down a group that...
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At 46, African Skateboarder Finally Wows Mom at Tokyo Games

TOKYO - At age 46, the second-oldest skateboarder at the Tokyo Games is hoping to not have a heart attack and have mounds of fun. Should be no problem. Fun has been a life's work for Dallas Oberholzer."I have never had a real job. I have never applied ...
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Several Hundred Protest Chad Junta

Several hundred people marched in Chad's capital, N'Djamena, on Thursday to protest the military junta which took power after the country's long-serving leader died while fighting rebels.The Transformers party and civil society groups had called for p...
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UN Says Armed Groups Threaten Thousands of Eritrean Refugees in Tigray

GENEVA - The UN refugee agency warns about 24,000 Eritrean refugees trapped in two camps in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray province are in great danger as fighting among armed groups escalates. Concerns are growing for the safety and wellbeing of thousands...
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Family of Ugandan Weightlifter Says He Contemplated Suicide After Olympic Disqualification

KAMPALA, UGANDA - Ugandan authorities have detained weightlifter Julius Sekitoleko after he disappeared last week from the Olympic Games in Japan. His case is odd, as Sekitoleko did not qualify for the Ugandan Olympic team, and no one can explain why h...
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Cryptocurrency Booming Among Kenyan Farmers

KILIFI, KENYA - Cryptocurrencies make headlines for shaking up the financial world, but they are also gaining ground in less developed countries. In Kenya, an American economist, who introduced blockchain technology for low-income urban customers, has ...
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More Refugees From Ethiopia Stream Into Sudan

Authorities in Sudan say at least 3,000 Ethiopian refugees fled into Sudan this week, after the war in Ethiopia's Tigray region spread to the neighboring Amhara region. VOA speaks to a refugee camp director and a political analyst about the significanc...
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