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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kill 16 In Northern Cameroon

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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kill 16 In Northern Cameroon

Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram are reported to have killed at least 16 persons in northern Cameroon early on Sunday. A local official said seven persons were also wounded in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people.

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The district mayor Medjeweh Boukar said the assailants threw a grenade into the camp in the village of Nguetchewe, located close to the Nigerian border, while people were sleeping. The camp is home to nearly 800 people.

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Boukar said women and children were among the dead and that the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital.

Over the past month there have been twenty incursions and attacks by suspected Islamist militants.

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Boko haram violence has killed an estimated 30,000 people and displaced millions in neighbouring countries Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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