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Toy Guns Banned in Cameroon

YAOUNDE— The government of Cameroon announced last month that it has banned the importation, sale and use of toy guns. Officials say the ban is aimed at discouraging violence and improving public safety. Many...

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Burkina Faso Assembly Installs New Leader

Burkina Faso’s Salif Diallo was elected head of the national assembly, making the ally-turned-opponent of ousted leader Blaise Compaore the second most powerful man in the nation. Diallo was elected a day after Roch...

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Congo Republic Opposition Groups to Mull Election Date

Opposition political parties plan to meet next week to decide whether to participate in the Congo Republic’s presidential election now scheduled for March 20. This, following the recent approval of a new constitution that...

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Cholera Outbreak Hits Eastern Malawi

BLANTYRE Malawi is experiencing an outbreak of cholera, two months after the start of the rainy season. Health authorities say the water-borne disease has hit most residents of three districts around Lake Chilwa in...

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Congo Presidential Election Set for March

The Republic of Congo has announced it will hold its presidential election in March, following the recent approval of a new constitution that will allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for another term....

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DRC President Grants Amnesty to Jailed Dissidents

GOMA, DRC The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) president has granted an amnesty for prisoners convicted of belonging to a banned movement, the Bundu dia Kongo (BDK), and to prisoners over age 70, with...

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