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Biden: 60 Million Americans Eligible for COVID-19 Boosters

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden said Friday that around 60 million Americans are eligible for a booster shot against the coronavirus.His announcement came after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a third Pfizer shot for …

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Burundian Journalist Briefly Detained While Investigating Blast, Radio Station Reports

NAIROBI — Police on Friday briefly detained a journalist investigating a grenade attack in the commercial capital Bujumbura, his radio station said, after a series of explosions this week that killed at least five people.Radio Bonesha FM had earlier sa…

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Posted in Government Politics

Female Leaders to Speak at UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS — Eight women – three vice presidents and five prime ministers – are scheduled to speak Friday at the United Nations General Assembly.“We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable – the women, the girls the minorities,” Slova…

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Female Leaders to Speak at UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS — Eight women – three vice presidents and five prime ministers – are scheduled to speak Friday at the United Nations General Assembly.“We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable – the women, the girls the minorities,” Slova…

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Burundi Rights Violations Hidden Behind Façade of Democracy, UN Commission Finds

GENEVA — U.N. investigators are accusing Burundi’s government of hiding widespread rights violations and repressive measures behind a façade of democracy. The charge comes in a report by the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi submitted to the U.N Human R…

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Burundi Rights Violations Hidden Behind Façade of Democracy, UN Commission Finds

GENEVA — U.N. investigators are accusing Burundi’s government of hiding widespread rights violations and repressive measures behind a façade of democracy. The charge comes in a report by the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi submitted to the U.N Human R…

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Hissene Habre’s Victims Inch Closer to Justice, Reparations

Former Chadian president Hissene Habre was ordered to pay tens of millions of dollars to victims of human rights abuses after his conviction by a special court in 2017. But by the time he died in August, Habre’s victims had still not received a dime.Th…

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Coronavirus Vaccine Inequity a Focus at UN General Assembly

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chad’s President Mahamat Idriss Deby and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni are set to address the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.Access to COVID-19 vaccines has been one of the major topics of the annual me…

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