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France to Pull Troops Out of Central Africa

France will stop military operations in the Central African Republic later this year after France’s defense minister said its objectives have been achieved. The mission, dubbed Operation Sangaris, began in 2013 as the country...






Sudan Steps Up To Protect Use of Child Soldiers

  The government of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says it has never used children in armed conflicts. But, Information Minister Ahmed Bilal says some of the rebels fighting against the government have been using...






Refugees Food Resources Strained in Malawi

MALAWI— Recent funding shortfalls have forced the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) to reduce rations and even suspend some food distribution at Malawi’s Dzaleka Refugee Camp, home to 25,000 refugees from around the region....






Presidential Election Poll Opens In Congo

Voters in the Republic of Congo are going to the polls Sunday for the country’s presidential election. On the eve of the vote, the government ordered telecom providers to block all service during Sunday’s...






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