Africa

Former Boko Haram Fighters Wait for Rehabilitation Facility

MORA, CAMEROON —  The multinational joint task force fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria says it will hold some 200 former terrorists until Cameroon can construct a rehabilitation center where they will be socially integrated before returning to their communities. The ex-terrorists are currently at the …

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Air Traffic Controllers Strike at New Senegal Airport, Want More Training

DAKAR —  Air traffic controllers in Senegal shut down the capital Dakar’s newly inaugurated airport Friday, claiming they were striking to protect travelers after they received inadequate training before the facility opened this month. The government says the new $680 million airport, which opened on Dec. 7, will help make …

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Burundi Government Denies Using Constitutional Changes to Cling to Power

NAIROBI, KENYA —  The government of Burundi says a recently launched referendum campaign is aimed at strengthening and advancing the country’s laws after more than two years of political violence. But some experts say the government wants to use the referendum campaign to legitimize its rule. The Burundi government has …

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