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Religious Leaders In Cameroon Urged to Fight Boko Haram

  Boko Haram reportedly is working to enlist traditional and religious leaders in northern Cameroon to recruit new members amid continued military pressure on both sides of the border. Abdouraman Ousman, a Muslim religious...






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Beggars to Be Cleared Off Malawi City Streets

  Malawi’s government has called for the arrest of street beggars and parents of all children seen begging on the street. The government said most of the people on the street are begging as a...






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Zimbabweans Wary of New ‘Bond Notes’

    Zimbabwe’s government has announced plans to print “bond notes” – a type of cash that people can use for daily transactions.  However, many Zimbabweans are wary of the plan, seeing it as...






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Kenya Moves to Close Refugee Camps

  The Kenyan government says it plans to close the country’s two main refugee camps, a move that would impact some 400,000 refugees. The government said in a statement Friday that due to national...