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West African Countries May Lift Mali Sanctions After Interim President Sworn in Friday

The leader of a delegation representing a bloc of West African countries is hoping that crippling sanctions against Mali will be lifted following Friday’s inauguration of an interim…

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Millions Newly Displaced by Escalating Conflict, Violence this Year

Mid-year stocktaking by the Switzerland-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre finds escalating conflict and violence in the first half of this year have triggered an upsurge…

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Hunger Stalks Thousands in Northern Mozambique as Conflict Escalates

The U.N. World Food Program warns northern Mozambique’s volatile Cabo Delgado province is facing a hunger crisis as escalating conflict forces thousands to flee their…

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UN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to Undermine Elections

The U.N.’s Commission of Inquiry on Burundi accuses the ruling party and Burundian authorities of implementing a strategy based on violence that skewers election results…

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Corruption on Epic Scale Robs Future of South Sudan’s People, UN Report Finds

U.N. Investigators warn peace in South Sudan and the future of its people are being compromised by deeply entrenched government corruption. The U.N. Commission on…

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Economists Urge New Economic System for South Sudan

While some South Sudanese experts recommend the government adopt a new economic system used by developing states to cut off black market currency exchange and…

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Zimbabwe Teachers Union Rejects UNICEF Push to Keep African Schools Open During Pandemic

Schools across Africa are slowly reopening after months of remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. But Zimbabwe’s teachers union is resisting going back to the…

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As Rich Nations Struggle, Africa’s Virus Response Is Praised

At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then…

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