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2012-03-15 13:05:39 Thousands Displaced By Fighting in Gedo [IRIN] Nairobi - Several thousand people have been displaced by clashes between Al-Shabab insurgents and Somali troops assisted by Ethiopian and Kenyan soldiers in Somalia's southwestern Gedo region, locals told IRIN.

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Thursday, 07-02-15, 17:33Bah, Sambou Boost for Scorpions[CAF] Gambia has received a major boost ahead of their African Nations Championship (CHAN) Rwanda 2016 qualifier against Senegal this weekend in Bakau with the availability of Real de Banjul midfielder, Alagie Bah and striker Emil Sambou of Armed Forces the Scorpions.
Thursday, 07-02-15, 17:20UN Peacekeepers Killed in Northern Mali[Al Jazeera] Five UN peacekeepers have been killed in an attack on their convoy in northern Mali, a spokesperson for the country's UN peacekeeping mission has said.
Thursday, 07-02-15, 16:37Gag Order Issued Over Egypt Top Prosecutor's Assassination[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's public prosecution issued on Thursday a gag order prohibiting media outlets from covering updates on the case of assassinated prosecutor general Hisham Barakat until investigation into his death is concluded.
Thursday, 07-02-15, 16:30Bodies of 21 Tourists Victims of Sousse Terrorist Attack Flown Home[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -The Health Ministry said in a statement Thursday the bodies of 21 tourists killed in the Sousse terrorist attack were flown to their countries.
Thursday, 07-02-15, 16:27Govt Urged to Bring Alternatives to Plastic Bags[The Point] The Gambia government should, without delay, bring possible alternatives and substitutes to plastic bags, vendors at the Serekunda market have said.

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