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1,000+ US troops to deploy for Africa

The military announced the upcoming deployment in a statement earlier this week, saying that more than 1,000 soldiers from the Kentucky and Virginia National Guards are being prepped for a mission in Africa, the largest “single-unit mobilization” for the VNG since World War 2. Dubbed ‘Task Force Red Dragon,’ the …

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Two dead as French military clashes with protesters in Africa

The French military convoy, redeploying from Ivory Coast to Mali, ran into fresh protests on Saturday. Shortly after crossing into Niger from neighboring Burkina Faso, it got blocked by angry locals less than 30 km (19 miles) from the border. Footage from the scene circulating online shows a crowd of …

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Biden bans travel from South Africa as Omicron variant spreads

The travel ban covers South Africa and seven other countries in the region: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.  News of the ban was announced by President Joe Biden on Friday, who said in a statement that he made the decision to restrict travel following a morning briefing …

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South Africa’s jailed ex-President Zuma released on medical parole

The release of the ex-president was announced by the country’s Department of Correctional Services (DCS) on Sunday after it evaluated a medical report on Zuma’s health. Instead of serving the remainder of his term incarcerated, the politician will be placed on an unspecified ‘community corrections’ course. “Medical parole placement for …

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