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Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

Addis Ababa : African Union official says African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.

The head of the African Union's Peace and Security Council, Samil Chergui, said today the move came after the council urged heads of state to endorse the deployment of troops from five West African countries to fight the terror group.

South Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

seyoum mesfinAddis Ababa: Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.

Senegal to host summit on financing Africa's infrastructure

Senegal to host summit on financing Africa's infrastructureAddis Ababa, May 24 - President Macky Sall of Senegal will host a summit on financing Africa's infrastructure from June 14-15 in Dakar, announced the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Friday.

Accusations of ceasefire violation in South Sudan

Accusations of ceasefire violation in South SudanAddis Ababa, May 1

South Sudan's president, rebel leader agree peace deal

Addis Ababad, May 10 - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have called for an immediate truce as they agreed a peace deal late Friday following a five-month conflict, BBC reported.

AU, Somali forces capture town from Al-Shabaab rebels

Addis Ababa, March 15 - The Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have captured the sixth town from Al-Shabaab rebels, an official statement said here Friday.

The Al-Shabaab stronghold Buula Burde in the region of Hiraan was taken by the SNA and AMISOM Thursday evening, Xinhua quoted the Addis Ababa-based African Union (AU) as saying in the statement.

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