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Kenya aims to improve cattle farmers’ livelihoods

Authorities in western Kenya are investing drought-resilient methods to improve the livelihoods of cattle farmers. The local government is advocating for similar projects to be set up in other East African countries to minimize cross-border conflict. Cattle owners often move between countries in search of pasture and water. CGTN’s Patrick …

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Ethiopia sends more troops to bolster AMISOM

Somalia has launched a call for more support in the battle against militants in the country. Ethiopia has answered that call. It’s sent more troops to the country to help the African Union mission AMISOM. CGTN’S Girum Chala reports from Addis Ababa Subscribe to us on YouTube: Follow us on: …

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South Africa:Death Toll Rises to 12 After Shooting, Collision

A 12th person has died in hospital following Tuesday morning's deadly shooting in Ladysmith, north of Kwazulu-Natal, police said on Wednesday. "We can confirm that the eleventh person died later on Tuesday and the twelfth person died today in hospital," said KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele.

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Nigeria grazing ban to stop deadly cattle wars

Nigeria grazing ban to stop deadly cattle wars

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Fulani herdsman travel vast distances tending their cattle

Nigeria has implemented a controversial ban on cattle grazing they say will bring peace to the area, but opponents have decried as a recipe for anarchy.

The ban, in the south-eastern Benue state, follows years violent and often deadly clashes between nomadic Fulani herdsman and local farmers.

The herders accuse farmers of killing their cattle while the farmers say the animals are destroying their crops.

The new law would require everyone to keep their livestock on ranches.

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Those breaking the law face the possibility of a five year jail sentence.

The Fulani herdsman say it unfairly targets their nomadic way of life, but the Benue state government says its aim is to restore peace, reports the BBC's Chris Ewokor from the capital, Abuja.

Destruction of communities

The herders have been forced from their more traditional grazing lands in the north by the Boko Haram insurgency, and the encroaching desert.

It has put them in direct conflict with local farmers, resulting in death and the destruction of entire communities.

The Global Terrorism Index says Fulani militants were responsible for almost 1,800 deaths during 2014 and 2015, leading to the government ordering a crackdown on the herders.

It considers the herders' raids as the second-biggest threat to peace in the country after the Islamist Boko Haram militants.

However, the Fulani insist they are only trying to defend themselves and preserve their way of life.


Who are the Fulanis?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nigeria has suffered for years with communal violence, often linked to cattle raiding They are believed to be the largest semi-nomadic group in the world and are found across West and Central Africa - from Senegal to the Central African Republic In Nigeria, some continue to live as semi-nomadic herders, while other have moved to cities Unlike the more integrated city dwellers, the nomadic groups spend most of their lives in the bush and are the ones largely involved in these clashes They herd their animals across vast areas, frequently clashing with farming communities They are often linked with another group, the Hausas, having lived together for a very long time. Some refer to the Hausa-Fulanis but they are different groups The Fulanis played a key role in 19th Century revival of Islam in Nigeria

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Media Commission calls for national conversation on the Ghana News Agency – Ghana News Agency

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2 more trapped AngloGold miners rescued after 2 killed – News24

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Agony for families as NHIF downgrades medical cover – The Standard

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I Got N30m From Diezani, INEC Official Tells Court – CHANNELS TELEVISION

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Battle over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election heads back to the Supreme Court – The Standard

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"Black Monday" protests spark controversy in S. Africa – Xinhua

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European Union observers say poll was more transparent – The Standard

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Let’s restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe – The Guardian

The GuardianLet's restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe's Robert MugabeThe GuardianRobert Mugabe, 93, says he has been shocked by the number of recent murders in Zimbabwe. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP. Robert Mugabe. Let's restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. President says he is in favour of lifting ...Zimbabwe's Mugabe reaffirms support for death sentenceXinhuaZimbabwe's Mugabe says he favors resumption

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Nigeria, Russia Sign Nuclear Power Plants Deal – CHANNELS TELEVISION

CHANNELS TELEVISIONNigeria, Russia Sign Nuclear Power Plants DealCHANNELS TELEVISIONNigeria has signed a deal with Russia to build two nuclear power plants in the country, in a bid to end its energy crisis. According to the agreements signed earlier in the week, Russian state-owned company Rosatom is to build the plants in the ...Nigeria: Russia's Rosatom to build power plantThe AFRICAN BULLETINRussia's Putin set to build two nuclear plants

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5 months to go and SA no closer to Sassa grants solution – News24

News245 months to go and SA no closer to Sassa grants solutionNews24Cape Town – A joint meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Portfolio Committee on Social Development heard on Tuesday that Treasury had been brought in to review the fast-collapsing deal between the South African ...SassaGate Reloaded: Treasury presses pause button in Sassa/Post Office impasseDaily Maverick#Sassa: Treasury given a week to evaluate Sapo's bidIndependent OnlineNational Treasury to lead talks on South African welfare grant paymentsCitizenAlive For Footballall 7 news articles »

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Uhuru waited under Moi’s wings for years – Daily Nation

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