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ICC Sentences Former Lord’s Resistance Army Commander to 25 Years in Jail

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has sentenced former Lord’s Resistance Army child soldier-turned rebel commander Dominic Ongwen to 25 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The sentence was more than what prosecutors…

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UN Gives $65 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Tigray

The United Nations is disbursing $65 million for humanitarian needs in Ethiopia, $40 million of which will go to the aid operation in the northern Tigray region.“Ethiopian lives and livelihoods are being destroyed by drought, and children are suffering…

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Africa Risks Resurgence of Coronavirus, WHO Warns

African countries risk a new wave of coronavirus infections because of the slow rollout of life-saving vaccines and the circulation of new variants, the World Health Organization warns. The WHO reports the epidemic curve in Africa has plateaued for six…

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French Journalist Kidnapped in Northern Mali Appears in Video

A journalist who disappeared last month in Mali’s northern city of Gao appeared in a video on Wednesday appealing to authorities to do everything they can to free him from Islamist militants holding him. “I’m Olivier Dubois. I’m French. I’m a journali…

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Officials in South Sudan’s Jonglei State Accused of Stealing Food Aid

Civil society activists and residents in the capital of South Sudan’s Jonglei state have accused state officials of stealing food donated by President Salva Kiir that was meant for flood victims.The president donated 12 truckloads of food to victims of…

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US Intelligence Assessment Backs Fears for Afghan Women

A newly declassified U.S. intelligence assessment warns that women in Afghanistan are likely to see their rights disappear should the Taliban come to power following the withdrawal of U.S. forces.The two-page Sense of the Community Memorandum, released…

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Rights Groups Urge Kenya to Reconsider Closing Refugee Camps

Human rights groups in Kenya are urging authorities to reconsider plans to close two camps that are home to over 400,000 refugees and asylum-seekers.Kenya has said it will close the Kakuma and Dadaab camps next year, but residents of the camps, who are…

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Mali Woman Gives Birth to 9 Babies, Government Says

A Malian woman gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco on Tuesday, and all nine babies are “doing well,” her government said, although Moroccan authorities had yet to confirm what would be an extremely rare case. Mali’s government flew 25-year-old Halima…

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