Africa General news

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  1. [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The World Bank said yesterday that it had agreed with the government on a new framework that would see girls who become pregnant while in school continue with their education.
  2. [Deutsche Welle] A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Alfred Yekatom will face trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  3. [VOA] U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is cutting hundreds of U.S. troops from Africa so he can use those resources for potential future conflicts with Russia and China.
  4. [Monitor] Seven Ugandan fishermen have reportedly been shot dead by Congolese militiamen on the Lake Albert.
  5. [Vanguard] Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to "promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC)."