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UN Condemns Boko Haram Attack In Cameroon

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The United Nations refugee agency has condemned an attack in Cameroon by suspected Boko Haram terrorist group. At least seven persons have been killed and 14 others wounded during the attack in northern Cameroon on a settlement for people already displaced by conflict.

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The army offered some resistance at the internally displaced camp, but residents at the village of Goldavi, close to the Nigerian border, say, two young women detonated bombs after the suspected Boko Haram jihadists left.  More than 30,000 people have been killed in the last decade in Boko Haram conflict in the lake chad region.

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The UN refugee agency has condemned Tuesday’s attack which comes a month after 18 persons were killed at a displaced persons’ camp.

The UN says more than 2 and a half million persons are now internally displaced in north-east Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

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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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