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Japanese troops in South Sudan end U.N. peacekeeping mission


The last Japanese troops withdrew from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Thursday, marking the end of a controversial push by the Japanese prime minister to expand his military’s overseas role. The 40 men and women, all that remained of Japan’s 350-strong military contingent, left from South Sudan’s capital of Juba, where they have been based for the past five years as they helped build infrastructure in the war-torn country. “I would like show my great appreciation to the Japanese Self Defense Forces,” said David Shearer, the chief of the U.N. Mission in South Sudan in a statement on Thursday. “Your work has consistently provided services that are essential for UNMISS to carry out its...

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Equatorial Guinea approved as latest OPEC member


Equatorial Guinea has become the 14th member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Africa’s third biggest oil producer said in January that it was seeking to become the sixth country from the continent to...

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AU, African gov'ts stand with UK after deadly Manchester attack


African leaders have been condemning the terrorist act that hit the Manchester Arena in northern England. Current figures indicate that the at least 22 people, including children, have been killed in the suicide bomb attack. Another 59 people have been...

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Africa least hit by WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack


The first few hours of the cyber-attack saw major countries and corporations attacked in Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. Yet, in Africa, the countries attacked were South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, Tanzania, Niger,...

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