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Surging Inter-Ethnic Violence in Sudan’s Darfur Region Leaves Hundreds Dead, Injured

The U.N. Human Rights Office is calling for increased security in Sudan’s volatile Darfur region, where a recent surge in inter-communal violence has resulted in hundreds of deaths and injuries, and mass displacement. Clashes erupted between armed men …

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Central African Republic Begins 15-Day State of Emergency

A 15-day nationwide state of emergency began in the Central African Republic at?midnight Thursday in?response?to?rebel-inspired violence over?last month’s?disputed?reelection of?President Faustin-Archange Touadera.The state of emergency?announcement?Th…

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Poverty, Hopelessness Beget Violence in Tunisia’s Suburbs

Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning violent as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn’t been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy.Many…

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UN Calls Attention to Sexual Violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

The United Nations is urging a “zero tolerance” policy for crimes of sexual violence in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region.According to a statement from Pramila Patten, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, …

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Burkina Faso’s National Reconciliation No Easy Path?

Burkina Faso’s reelected President Roch Kabore has appointed a minister for national reconciliation as part of a vow to end the country’s ethnic and political conflicts that are fueling terrorism.? However, resolving deep-rooted tensions over land and …

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UN: More Peacekeepers Needed in Central African Republic

The United Nations’ top diplomat in the Central African Republic said Thursday that significantly more peacekeepers are needed to quell election-related violence that has caused nearly 60,000 people to flee the country.“The current capacity of the [U.N…

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Villagers Displaced by Floods, Elephants in Northern Cameroon Wait for Aid

Aid groups in Cameroon say thousands of people displaced last year from flooding and elephant attacks in the far north need help being resettled. Hundreds of the victims are living in the open after heavy rains and rampaging elephants destroyed their …

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France’s Macron: No Repentance Nor Apologies for Algeria Occupation During Independence War

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that France is neither regretful nor apologetic about the atrocities committed in its former colony, Algeria, ahead of a key report on France’s colonial past. Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian revolutionar…

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