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UPDATE 1-Magistrates dismiss sex abuse case against French soldiers in Africa
PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - French magistrates have dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014, a judicial source said on Monday.
UPDATE 1-Nigeria summons representative of US ambassador over Trump comments
ABUJA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Nigeria's government on Monday summoned a representative of the the U.S. ambassador to explain reported remarks by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "shithole countries," the foreign ministry said.
Egyptian police referred to criminal court over prisoner's death
CAIRO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A Cairo prosecutor referred two policemen to criminal court on Monday over the death of a detainee shortly after he was arrested on Jan. 5, judicial sources said.
Airbus damaged by artillery fire during clashes in Tripoli
TRIPOLI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - An Airbus A319 passenger jet belonging to Libya's Afriqiyah Airways was damaged by artillery fire during clashes between rival armed groups at Tripoli's Mitiga airport on Monday.
Nigeria's Buhari vows to punish all those behind ethnic violence
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic group.
Ugandan lawyers seek to quash Museveni 'president for life' law
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to effectively become president for life.
Ugandan lawyers seek to quash Museveni "president for life" law
KAMPALA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Uganda's leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to effectively become president for life.
UPDATE 1-EU to remove Panama, Korea, UAE, 5 others from tax haven blacklist
BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - European Union officials have proposed removing eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens the bloc adopted in December, in what critics may see as a blow to its campaign against tax avoidance.
Northern League leader says Italian society threatened by Islam
ROME (Reuters) - Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant "invasion".
Nigeria summons U.S. ambassador over Trump comments: foreign minister
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's government on Monday summoned the United States ambassador to explain reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that some immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "shithole" countries, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said.
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