Youngsters in countries with conflict 3 times more illiterate: UNICEF

February 1, 2018 1:20 am
Youngsters in countries with conflict 3 times more illiterate: UNICEF

This file photo shows refugee children from the Central African Republic attending a primary school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Equateur Province. Nearly 30 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries affected by conflict and disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, […]

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Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 parliament members allied to ex-president Robert Mugabe

January 19, 2018 1:48 am
Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 parliament members allied to ex-president Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwean senators and members of parliament react after the resignation of then-president Robert Mugabe, in Harare, Zimbabwe, on November 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF Party has fired from parliament 11 allies of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly continues a purge of officials that […]

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Egypt reshuffles cabinet before presidential elections

January 14, 2018 11:46 pm
Egypt reshuffles cabinet before presidential elections

File photo shows a general view to the Egyptian parliament. The Egyptian parliament has approved a cabinet reshuffle as incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi struggles to improve his image among the public two months ahead of the scheduled presidential elections in the North African country. Government sources said Sunday that the […]

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Tunisian government proposes reforms after unrest

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Tunisian government proposes reforms after unrest

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) attends a meeting with representatives of political parties, unions, and employers on January 13, 2018 in the capital, Tunis. (Photo by AFP) The Tunisian government has proposed a range of socioeconomic reforms to the parliament in an apparent attempt to ease public discontent, which […]

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Egypt set to hold presidential election in late March

January 8, 2018 2:12 am
Egypt set to hold presidential election in late March

National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim (C) sits among members of the Election Authority as he speaks during a press conference in Cairo on January 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Egyptians will head to the polls in late March in the first round of the presidential election, with current President […]

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Sudan students, police clash on third day of protests

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Sudan students, police clash on third day of protests

This file photo shows Sudanese students protest. Hundreds of Sudanese students from the University of Khartoum threw stones at anti-riot police Monday on a third day of protests against soaring bread prices, an AFP correspondent reported. Bread prices more than doubled last week as flour manufacturers raised prices on dwindling […]

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71 dead in week of violence in Nigeria’s Benue state

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71 dead in week of violence in Nigeria’s Benue state

This picture taken on February 24, 2017, shows a damaged house and a car in the village of Bakin Kogi, in Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria, which was attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen. (Photo by AFP) A government spokesman in Nigeria says a total of 71 people have lost their lives […]

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Nigeria evacuating citizens from Libya amid reports of abuses against refugees

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Nigeria evacuating citizens from Libya amid reports of abuses against refugees

Refugees wait at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, January 7, 2018, after being rescued off the coast of Garabulli. (Photo by AFP) Nigeria has started evacuating thousands of its citizens trapped in Libya amid reports of rampant abuses against Europe-bound refugees in the North African state. Nigerian […]

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Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

January 7, 2018 1:10 am
Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

This file photo taken on August 11, 2016 in northern Nigerian city of Kano shows protesters from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) marching in the rain through the streets to press for the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. (Photos by AFP) Nigerian government forces have attacked protesters calling […]

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Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

January 6, 2018 12:37 am
Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel at the al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, December 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Clashes have erupted between dozens of protesters and police in the Egyptian capital of Cairo […]

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At least 17 people killed in shooting attack on Nigerian church

January 2, 2018 4:20 am
At least 17 people killed in shooting attack on Nigerian church

A worker and paramilitary officials carry the remains of a victim of a bomb attack that left 13 people dead in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, October 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 17 people have been killed after a group of armed assailants stormed a church in southern Nigeria and […]

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