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    U.S. sends dozens of troops to Somalia for 1st time in decades, Apr 16, 2017
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    U.S. sends dozens of troops to Somalia for 1st time in decades





    The U.S. military is sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly two decades.

    The United States pulled out of Somalia after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in the capital, Mogadishu, and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets.

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  2. Ethiopian maid filmed falling 7 floors - trying to escape Kuwaiti employer wanting to kill her, Apr 10, 2017
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    Ethiopian maid filmed falling from seventh floor 'trying to escape Kuwaiti employer wanting to kill her'

    A maid who was filmed falling from the seventh floor of a building in Kuwait has said she was “trying to escape from the woman who tried to kill me”.

    A Kuwaiti national was reportedly detained after she recorded the Ethiopian domestic worker clinging onto the outside of a window ledge with one hand, screaming “hold me, hold me!”





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  4. Namibia's government considering seizing land from foreign and white owners, Apr 10, 2017
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    Namibia under pressure to seize land for redistribution

    Namibia's government is considering seizing land from foreign and white owners to speed up its redistribution programme.

    Since independence 27 years ago, territory taken by colonial rulers has been bought back by the government and given to its farmers. But its now struggling to cover the costs.

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  6. Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame, Apr 10, 2017
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    Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame

    Officials call waterfront settlement's demolition a 'security measure', while rights groups denounce it as 'land grab'.

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    Otodo Gbame residents fled on canoes as their homes were being levelled [Justice and Empowerment Initiatives]

    Thousands of people in Nigeria's Lagos state were left homeless on Sunday after police stormed an informal fishing settlement and set fire to their homes, according to rights groups and residents.

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  8. China Donates 12k Tonnes of Rice to Zimbabwe, Apr 4, 2017
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    Zimbabwe: China Donates 12k Tonnes of Rice

    China donated 12 000 tonnes of rice to Government yesterday, as relations between the two countries continue to grow.

    "We are happy as Government of Zimbabwe and as Zimbabweans and appreciate the gesture made by our friends of the People's Republic of China and we are thanking them for their huge donation of rice," she said.

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  10. Former U.S. President Bush Visiting Namibia Tomorrow, Apr 4, 2017
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    Namibia: Former U.S. President Bush Visiting Namibia

    According to the US News website, the former US first couple are on a trip to highlight their work to improve the lives of women and girls on the continent, with a focus on access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. This is Bush 's seventh trip to Africa since leaving office.

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  12. South Africa's New Minimum Wage - $1.60 an hour, Apr 4, 2017
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    http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news...uth-africas-minimum-wage-170330144853398.html

    Questions raised over South Africa's new minimum wage

    South Africa's government will introduce the country's first national minimum wage, meaning more than six million of the lowest-paid workers will have more money in their pockets. But some critics say that at $1.60 an hour, it’s far too low.
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    South Africa's new minimum wage

    South Africa's government will introduce the country's first national minimum wage, meaning more than six million of the lowest-paid workers will have more money in their pockets.

    But some critics say that at $1.60 an hour, it’s far too low.

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    #southafrica - #africa
  14. Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse, Feb 28, 2017
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    Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse





    Life in a detention centre in Libya: Jon’s story | UNICEF





    An orphan forced to put her life in the hands of smugglers | UNICEF





    #libya - #childabuse - #africa - #unicef - #ChildrenUprooted

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  16. The ghost city Inside Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb 28, 2017
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    The ghost city Inside Mogadishu, Somalia





    #somalia - #africa - #famine - #mogadishu

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  18. Exposing Denied Racism in Tunis, Feb 28, 2017
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    Exposing Denied Racism in Tunis





    #tunisia - #tunis - #africa - #racism

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