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  1. Nigeria villagers killed in attacks by gangs

    Ishaq Khalid

    BBC News, Abuja

    A map showing Nigeria's Kaduna state and the national capital, Abuja.

    The authorities in the north-western Nigerian state of Kaduna say at least 16 people have been killed and an unspecified number of others abducted during multiple attacks by gunmen on several villages.

    The attacks happened on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday as communities in the region continue to suffer raids by criminal gangs.

    Residents and the authorities in Kaduna say some of the victims were shot dead, while others were reportedly hacked during the raids on the areas of Giwa, Zangon-Kataf, Igabi and Kajuru.

    A traditional leader and his son were among those killed.

    The village head of Albasu - where at least 11 people were shot dead - told the BBC that the security forces did not come to their aid during the attack that lasted for hours.

    It is not yet clear how many villagers have been abducted.

    Criminal gangs frequently carry out deadly attacks on communities and kidnap people for ransom in several states in north-western Nigeria. In recent weeks the security situation seems to be deteriorating once again - despite the presence of thousands of troops in the region.

  2. 'Emergency brake' for Austria

    A man, wearing a protective face mask, stands next to a closed cafe in Vienna, Austria, November 17, 2020

    A second national coronavirus lockdown has come into effect in Austria, after earlier measures failed to contain rising infections. It will last until at least 6 December.

    Schools and all non-essential shops have closed, and people are only allowed out for specific purposes - such as shopping for essential supplies, exercise, and if they have to travel for work.

    At more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Austria currently has one of the worst rates of cases in Europe.

    Health Minister Rudolf Anschober described the lockdown as an "emergency brake", saying it was needed to protect intensive care capacity.

  3. Djibouti urges 'peaceful settlement' of Ethiopia conflict

    Abdi Dahir

    BBC Monitoring

    Djibouti is the latest country to appeal for a "peaceful settlement" to the conflict between Ethiopia's central government and the Tigray regional leadership.

    It follows a meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds special security adviser, Gedu Andargachew, and Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh.

    In a statement broadcast on state-owned TV, Djibouti's Foreign Affairs Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf said the government was following the conflict with "great concern".

    Djibouti recognised Mr Abiy's government as the "sole guarantor" of Ethiopia's unity and territorial integrity, it added.

    Landlocked Ethiopia uses Djibouti's port for imports and exports, and the conflict in Ethiopia could negatively affect Djibouti’s economy.

    Ethiopia has rejected mediation with the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which Mr Abiy wants to dislodge from power in the northern Tigray region.

    He said the military operation was launched after the TPLF violently took control of a huge military base in Tigray, and the conflict will end once TPLF officials are arrested and prosecuted.

    The TPLF says its members have been "victimised" since Mr Abiy took office in 2018. It also accuses him of trying to impose a unitary system of government in Ethiopia.

    Thousands have fled the conflict to neighbouring Sudan, which expects to receive close to 200,000 refugees.

    On Monday, the leaders of Uganda and Kenya met Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen and called for talks to end the conflict.

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  6. Zimbabwe launches plan to salvage economy

    Shingai Nyoka

    BBC News, Harare

    A man counts a wad of the new Zimbabwean ten-dollar notes received from an ATM outside a bank in Harare on May 20, 2020.

    Zimbabwe has unveiled a new economic recovery plan aimed at reducing inflation and increasing the number of formal jobs by 2025.

    The country's economy contracted sharply in 2019 after the local currency introduced to address a shortage of US dollars dropped in value. Inflation peaked at 837% in July.

    The plan, dubbed the National Development Strategy, plans to bring inflation from the current 471% down to single-digit figures, and to create 760,000 new jobs.

    The majority of adults are not formally employed.

    The government says its recovery plan will be driven by mining and agricultural production, but will also seek to develop an economic reform programme with the International Monetary Fund.

    Zimbabwe has been unable to access low-cost loans with global lenders for more than 20 years after it defaulted on its repayment obligations.

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    As community wells dry up, the residents of Hopley, Zimbabwe, have been forced to use a well in a nearby graveyard.

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