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Over 1 million South Sudanese on brink of famine: United Nations

December 8, 2017 11:30 pm
Over 1 million South Sudanese on brink of famine: United Nations

Alissa Lual, a displaced mother of three children, shows the stock of food in her shelter at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) formed by local community members at Barmayen Village in Aweil State, some 740km northwest of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, November 22, 2017. (Photo by […]

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Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa urges public unity to revive ailing economy

December 4, 2017 8:45 am
Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa urges public unity to revive ailing economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa officiates at the swearing-in ceremony for his cabinet at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, December 4, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Zimbabwe’s new president has called for public unity to revive the African country’s ailing economy as his new cabinet took the oath of office. Emmerson Mnangagwa […]

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The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS concerned about spread of HIV in Egypt

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The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS concerned about spread of HIV in Egypt

The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) The UN is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack […]

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Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa names military figures to cabinet posts

December 1, 2017 9:43 am
Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa names military figures to cabinet posts

Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa (photo by AFP) Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, appointed senior military officials to top posts in his new cabinet and chose a veteran cabinet minister to head the finance ministry. Mnangagwa was sworn in as president last Friday after 93-year-old Robert Mugabe quit under pressure […]

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African Union urges swift relocation of refugees from overcrowded camps in Libya

November 30, 2017 9:07 am
African Union urges swift relocation of refugees from overcrowded camps in Libya

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat (Photo by AFP) African Union leaders have called on their European counterparts to help relocate thousands of refugees currently stranded in camps in violence-plagued Libya. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the African Union Commission, said Thursday that the number of […]

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Zimbabwe court acquits Pastor Evan Mawarire of subversion

November 29, 2017 2:41 am
Zimbabwe court acquits Pastor Evan Mawarire of subversion

Zimbabwe cleric Pastor Evan Mawarire (R) celebrates with his supporters on November 29, 2017 outside the High Court in Harare where he was acquitted of all charges against him including trying to overthrow Zimbabwean government. (Photo by AFP) A Zimbabwean pastor on Wednesday was acquitted of subversion after leading large […]

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50 killed in South Sudan tribal clashes

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50 killed in South Sudan tribal clashes

Akuach Ane, a displaced grandmother of three children, stands at the entrance to her shelter at an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp formed by local community members at Barmayen village in Aweil state some 740km northwest of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, November 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Fifty […]

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South Sudan violence against women ‘twice the global average’

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South Sudan violence against women ‘twice the global average’

This file photo, taken on October 4, 2016, shows a displaced woman as she carries goods as United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers patrol outside the premises of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba. (By AFP) The “shocking scale” of violence against women and girls […]

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United Nations steps up action against abuse of refugees, including in Libya

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United Nations steps up action against abuse of refugees, including in Libya

A file photo of the United Nations Security Council (by AFP) The United Nations has begun actively addressing the abuse of refugees along Central Mediterranean routes from Africa to Europe, including the treatment of refugees as slaves in Libya. The chiefs of two UN agencies briefed the Security Council on Tuesday […]

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Militants of the Takfiri terrorist group Boko Haram pushed out of town in northern Nigeria

November 26, 2017 1:43 am
Militants of the Takfiri terrorist group Boko Haram pushed out of town in northern Nigeria

A worker and paramilitary officials carry the remains of a victim of a bombing attack that left 13 people dead in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on October 23, 2017. (AFP photo) Militants of the Takfiri terrorist group Boko Haram captured a town in northern Nigeria for several hours before being repelled […]

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