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Cameroon Creates Disarmament Committee Amid Skepticism

| December 7, 2018

Cameroon says it has created a committee to disarm and reintegrate hundreds of separatist fighters and Boko Haram terrorists who put down their weapons. But analysts say the committee has a long road ahead in English-speaking regions, where fighting between …

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Last Migrant Rescue Ship to End Operations in Mediterranean

| December 6, 2018

The search-and-rescue ship Aquarius, which has helped about 30,000 migrants avoid death in the Mediterranean Sea, is suspending its operations.

The humanitarian groups Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee said European governments were forcing them to end the rescue …

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Wave of Sexual Assaults on South Sudanese Women, Girls Condemned

| December 5, 2018

The head of the U.N. mission in South Sudan has condemned a recent wave of rapes and sexual assaults on women and girls near the town of Bentiu.

"These attacks on vulnerable civilians are absolutely abhorrent and must stop. The …

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Power Cuts Hit South Africa, Hurting Economy

| December 4, 2018

South Africa's troubled power utility on Tuesday implemented power cuts nationwide, intensifying concern about growth in one of Africa's biggest economies.

State-owned Eskom said it took the measure, which followed similar cuts in recent days that disrupted businesses, as a …

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Nigeria Struggles Against Unemployment, Extreme Poverty

| December 3, 2018

Nigeria's unemployment numbers jumped by nearly 30 percent this year to 16 million, according to a November report by the National Bureau of Statistics. Another two million are expected to be unemployed by the end of the year. The negative …

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