War Against Boko Haram: South Africans Providing Technical Support, Training, Says Report

Nigeria’s senior military commanders have described stories in major international media and culled by local newspapers reporting that Nigeria is deploying hundreds of mercenaries against Boko Haram terrorists as a joke taken too far. The officers insisted the foreigners, who were identified largely as South Africans, are technical advisers that are providing trainings and instructions on the use of new ...

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Electoral Violence: Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Jailed

Ivory Coast’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections, the BBC reports. Gbagbo, 65, had been charged with undermining state security. Her husband, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to the BBC report, more ...

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