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Charred bodies, wounded soldiers after Congo army victory

MAPUBO, Democratic Republic of Congo Discarded military fatigues, boots, trash, a charred corpse inside a smoldering hut: this is all that remains of a Ugandan rebel base in the wake of what the Congolese army says was an important victory. | Video

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South Sudan military officers may have committed war crimes: U.N.

NAIROBI U.N. investigators said on Friday they had identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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List, Lovemark ahead in Florida as Woods lurks four back

Luke List and Jamie Lovemark moved into a share of a one-stroke lead at a windy Honda Classic on Friday as Tiger Woods was left to rue a late lapse that left him four shots off the pace after he signed for a one-over 71.

Feb 23 2018

Fresh Boko Haram abductions threaten gains for girls' education in Nigeria

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The kidnapping of dozens more schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria by Boko Haram militants could undermine efforts to keep girls in schools and threaten progress on women's education in the region, experts said on Friday.

Feb 23 2018

Industrial fishing happening over half of the oceans, say scientists

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's most comprehensive analysis of shipping data shows industrial fishing is taking place across more than 55 percent of the oceans, with scientists saying the information could help to conserve stocks and assist local fishermen.

Feb 23 2018

Parents of abducted Nigerian girls plan to join Bring Back Our Girls campaign

DAPCHI, Nigeria Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls, a community leader said on Friday.

Feb 23 2018

Donors pledge $500 million for troops in West Africa's Sahel

BRUSSELS International donors pledged half a billion dollars for a multinational military operation in West Africa's Sahel region on Friday, as Europe seeks to stop migrants and militants reaching its shores.

Feb 23 2018

Chemical tanker attacked off Somalia, pirates repelled: EU Naval force

NAIROBI Suspected Somali pirates attacked a Singaporean-flagged chemical tanker on Friday but were repelled by guards on board, the European Union's Naval force said, the first such incident in several months.

Feb 23 2018

Eight Gupta firms seek insolvency protection in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG At least eight companies owned by the wealthy Gupta family accused of corrupt ties to former president Jacob Zuma, have filed for protection from creditors, documents showed on Friday.

Feb 23 2018

Five more charged in Tanzania for murder of anti-poaching activist

DAR ES SALAAM Five more suspects were charged in a Tanzanian court on Friday for the murder of prominent conservationist Wayne Lotter, bringing to eight the total number of people arraigned over the killing.

Feb 23 2018

Blockchain to make 'pink economy' visible, fight LGBT abuses: charity

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Blockchain can help the LGBT community flex its economic muscle and fight rights abuses globally - from Chechnya to Uganda - while safeguarding the identity of members, said the charity behind a new digital initiative.

Feb 23 2018
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