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Exclusive - U.S. suspends aid to Somalia's battered military over graft


NAIROBI The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month. | Video

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Nigeria to release $1 billion from excess oil account to fight Boko Haram 4:04pm GMT

ABUJA Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of $1 billion from the country's excess oil account to the government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.

Retention of jobs critical following Sibanye-Lonmin deal - mines minister 3:11pm GMT

LONDON Retaining jobs has to be a priority following Sibanye-Stillwater's takeover of platinum producer Lonmin , the South African mining minister said on Thursday.


Broke South Sudan hike fees, blocks aid despite appeal for cash 1:41pm GMT

NAIROBI South Sudan is hiking fees for humanitarians and blocking them from reaching hungry families, even as the oil-rich country appeals for nearly 2 billion dollars to help avert starvation amid a civil war, five aid groups told Reuters.


Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls for end to Western sanctions 1:25pm GMT

HARARE Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for the removal of Western sanctions on his government during a speech to ruling party officials and said elections due in 2018 were nearer than "you expect".

French convent to host dozens of resettled African refugees 1:19pm GMT

PARIS Dozens of African refugees, including some that had been stranded in Libya, will arrive next week in a small eastern French village as part of efforts to resettle asylum seekers whose requests have been examined directly in Africa.