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Somalia’s Education System Struggles to Attract Girls

NAIROBI – Fifteen-year-old Nasra Aidarus is happy to be back in class after a four-month school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Somalia. The seventh-grader at Daynile Primary and Secondary School was just settling into her new school when classes were canceled in...
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Burundi Rebel Group Claims Attacks in New Offensive

NAIROBI – A Burundian rebel group claimed responsibility Friday for a spate of recent attacks on security forces and the ruling party’s youth league that it said had killed dozens. The RED-Tabara group said it had between Sunday and Thursday engaged soldiers and police as...
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Cameroon Deploys Peacekeeping Troops to CAR for Election Stability

MOTCHEBOUM, CAMEROON – Cameroon is sending hundreds of troops and police to the Central African Republic to protect civilians and build peace ahead of December elections. The troops, under the U.N.’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA), finished training this week in the border village of...
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Somalia Names New PM, Revises Election Plan

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer to become prime minister, nearly two months after the country’s parliament voted out former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire. Mohamed Hussein Roble’s appointment came hours after the president and five regional leaders reached agreement...
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