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Diplomats: UN Security Council to Meet Thursday on Ethiopia’s Tigray

The U.N. Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, diplomats told AFP Tuesday. The meeting, requested by Ireland, will be held behind closed doors at midday and is not guaranteed to lead to t…

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Human Rights Violations Eroding Fundamental Freedoms Globally, Bachelet Says

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet warns a proliferation of human rights violations around the world is eroding fundamental freedoms and heightening grievances that are destabilizing.Presenting a global update Friday to the U.N. H…

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184,000 Displaced in West Darfur Need Food, Shelter

More than 180,000 people who were displaced during recent fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region are in dire need of food, shelter and other assistance according to the International Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).The Switzerland-based organization c…

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Somali President Told to Stay Out of Process to Choose Successor

Somalia’s president, whose four-year term expired this month, should not take part in talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has delayed the selection of a new head of state, two of Somalia’s five regional governments said Sunday.Parliament had been …

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UN Report Finds Trump Ally Violated Libya Arms Embargo, US Media Says

WASHINGTON – Private security contractor and ally of former U.S. President Donald Trump Erik Prince violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, U.N. investigators have found in a report detailed by U.S. media on Friday.The confidential report to t…

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Congolese President Appoints ?Sama Lukon Kyenge as PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new prime minister said the safety of the country’s citizens is among his top priorities. Following Sama Lukonde Kyenge’s appointment by President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday, he said security will be one of the prior…

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Cameroon President, Oldest African Leader, Celebrates 88th Birthday

Africa’s oldest and second longest serving leader, Cameroonian President Paul Biya, celebrated his 88th birthday on February 13. Ceremonies were organized in Cameroon’s major towns, with loyal government ministers and young people pledging their suppor…

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Somali Opposition Refuses to Recognize President Farmajo as Term Expires

Somalia’s international partners, including the United States, have raised concerns about the political impasse that has delayed the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo four-year term in office expir…

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