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Happy New Year everyone! Below is our quick round-up of the latest news from the countries where our partners work.
Burma’s Slaughter of the Rohingya Follows a Bloody Pattern: Around 400 Rohingya Muslims from an insurgent movement known as Harakan Al Yaqin simultaneous attacked three Burmese Border Guard Police headquarters in Rakhine state
Nigeria Boko Haram says it carried out Christmas attacks in Nigeria: A leader of the militant group Boko Haram has released a video claiming it carried out a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria over the Christmas period.
Screengrab of Abubakar Shekau in the video released on Tuesday: ‘We are in good health and nothing has happened to us.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
Egypt wants ‘Sudan out’ of contentious dam talk: Egypt has proposed excluding Sudan from contentious negotiations over the future of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The $4.8bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project is about 60 percent complete.
Uganda’s wildlife authority hails China’s ban on ivory trade: Executive Director Andrew Seguya told Xinhua that China’s decision will go a long way in the conservation and protection of the African elephants.