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  • British, Irish PMs Hopeful of Northern Ireland Breakthrough After Visit


    The British and Irish prime ministers held talks with Northern Ireland's feuding political parties on Monday and said later they were hopeful the province's year-old political stalemate would soon end.

    The British province has been without a devolved executive for over a year since Irish nationalists Sinn Fein withdrew from a power-sharing government with their arch-rivals, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

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  • South Sudan Sentences Rebel Leader's Spokesman to Death


    A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sentenced to death on Monday on charges of treason and incitement against the government.

    James Gatdet Dak was deported to South Sudan from Kenya in November 2016, a move that rights groups and the United Nations said was in breach of international law. (

    A high court in the capital Juba handed Gatdet the death sentence on Monday, as well as a combined 21 years for incitement and conspiracy against President Salva Kiir's government.

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  • Nigeria: We Want to Return Home, Displaced Boko Haram Victims Say


    Victims of Boko Haram attacks camped in Abuja have appealed to the federal government to intensify efforts to make their places safe so they can return to their homes from their temporary abodes.

    Philemon Emmanuel, the leader of the Internally Displaced Persons' (IDPs) in Kuchigoro, Abuja, made the appeal when officials of National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons visited the facility.

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