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On 23 May, two concurrent vehicle borne-improvised explosive device (VBIED) attacks against a military camp in Agadez and Areva's Somair uranium mine in Arlit killed at least 24 people.
Following violent protests in January and February 2013 by residents in Tanzania's Mtwara region over a perceived lack of local benefits from the natural gas sector, authorities imposed a ban on demonstrations and censorship of media reporting on public grievances. Despite this ban, reports from the region indicate that key drivers for unrest are still present.
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