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Migrant Advocates Accuse EU of Flagrant Breaches of Geneva Convention

The migrant crisis on Poland’s border, which Western powers accuse Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko of engineering, caught international attention in November. But asylum seekers on the Poland-Belarus border aren’t alone in being shunted back and…

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Housing Issues Hit Home for New Minnesota Lawmaker

For attorney Esther Agbaje, the desire to make a difference sealed her case for seeking elective office.”I have always had jobs that were in this space of helping people,” said Agbaje, who worked on human rights cases with the U.S. State Department, de…

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Rights Group: Attacks on Somalia Journalists Go Unpunished

Free press advocates are calling for accountability for perpetrators of crimes against media workers as they commemorated the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.According to the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), an advoc…

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US Urges Sudanese Military Leaders to Refrain From Violence During Protests

The United States urged the military leaders of Sudan’s coup to refrain from “any and all violence” against peaceful protesters who are planning major demonstrations on Saturday.The appeal to Sudan’s military leaders came from a senior State Department…

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Chinese Wildlife Trafficker Challenges Malawi Court Sentence

A Chinese national has filed a challenge at the Malawi High Court against a 14-year jail sentence, which a lower court gave him last month after he was convicted of three wildlife crimes.Lin Yunhua is allegedly a leader of an African wildlife trafficki…

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Court Awards Somalia Bulk of Indian Ocean Territory Also Claimed by Kenya

The International Court of Justice has drawn a maritime boundary between Kenya and Somalia after the countries failed for years to reach agreement on the issue.The court’s ruling Tuesday, seen as favorable to Somalia, is almost certain to be rejected b…

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After 34 Years, Murder Trial of Former Burkina Faso President, 12 Others Begins

A trial on the assassination of Burkina Faso’s former president, Thomas Sankara, begins Monday, more than three decades after he and 13 others were killed in a 1987 coup. Former President Blaise Compaore, the main defendant in the trial, who lives in e…

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