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Airstrike Kills 10 Al-Shabab Militants In Somalia – US Military

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Airstrike Kills 10 Al-Shabab Militants In Somalia - US Military

The US Military-Africa Command in Somalia says it has killed 10 members of the al-Shabab extremist group during an airstrike in the country. It says no civilians were injured or killed.

The command says in a statement, the airstrike near Dheerow Sanle is to “diminish al-Shabab’s freedom of movement and to increase pressure on the terrorist network.

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This is the first reported US airstrike of the year in Somalia. Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab continues to control large parts of the country’s southern and central regions carrying out deadly bombings against high-profile targets in the capital, Mogadishu. The us had carried out at least 47 such strikes last year in Somalia.

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Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is due to discuss with Somalia days after the country announced it was expelling a UN envoy- Nicholas Haysom. The UN and the African union have a joint peacekeeping force there. Haysom, whom Somalia accused of diplomatic overreach is expected to brief the council.

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Omar Daf Extends Contract With Sochaux

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Sochaux Coach, Daf Extends Contract With Club

Forty one year-old former Senegal international defender Omar Daf has extended his contact as coach of French club Sochaux until June 2021.

Daf was appointed coach of the second division side last November.

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The former French champions are currently just two points above the relegation zone in Ligue 2 with 17 games left this season.

Earlier this week Sochaux signed former Liverpool and Mali midfielder, Momo Sissoko.

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Daf played 14 seasons for Sochaux across two spells, previously coached the club in an interim capacity in 2013 and 2015.

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

France has extradited to the Hague, a senior Central African Republic football official wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed in the C.A.R.

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A committee member of the Confederation of African Football  Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, was arrested in Paris last month for coordinating attacks on Muslims in his country. He has denied the allegations.

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Patrice had declared himself political co-ordinator of the Christian anti-Balaka militia. The group has been blamed for hundreds of killings.  The ICC says Patrice was responsible for murder, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister Over Corruption Allegations

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister For Corruption Allegations

Ethiopian Former Minister, Bereket Simon has been arrested at his residence on suspicion of mismanagement of public funds.

Simon was a former Communication Minister, and was also a former head of a regional public investment fund. Simon was a member of Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

Zigale Gebeyehu, head of the regional anti-corruption bureau told local journalists that Bereket was detained on suspicion of corruption and now held in police custody in Bahir Dar city, the capital of the region.

Also arrested was a former civil servant, Tadesse Kassa, who was also a former board member of TIRET.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been pursuing a nationwide crackdown on graft in the public sector since taking office last year

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