Wednesday, 7th December 2022

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This is why Tanzania has cancelled Independence Day celebrations

Tanzania's president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has cancelled Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Friday, December 9 and has directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs.

The 61st Independence Day event was to cost $445,000, but the money will be used to build eight dormitories in primary schools…

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Somalia says around 40 al-Shabab fighters killed in clashes

Somali forces killed about 40 al-Shabab fighters in the Middle Shabelle region, the government said Thursday, the latest clashes in a monthslong offensive that aims to weaken the grip of the Islamist militant group.

Al-Shabab, an al-Qaida franchise that is seeking to impose its interpretation of Islamic law across the country, frequently stages…

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Sudanese rally against potential deal to solve crisis

Thousands of demonstrators rallied on the streets of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, on Saturday against UN efforts to solve the crisis sparked by last year's coup.

The protest came one day after military leaders and a key civilian bloc (Forces for Freedom and Change, FFC) announced plans to sign an initial deal.

"The upcoming settlement in my opinion…

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Children march in support of peace deal in Tigray

Young people from Tigray’s capital Mekele took part in a peace parade with many hoping that the ceasefire agreed between Ethiopia’s government and rebels may mean they can soon return to school.

Schools and many other services have been closed for over two years in Tigray since fighting broke out in 2020.

The ‘Peace For All’ Carnival in Mekele was…

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