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Aid groups warn new bill will hamper assistance in South Sudan

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Lawmakers in South Sudan have passed a new bill that could limit the efforts of aid workers in the war-torn country. The country’s Parliament passed a…

Why can’t African countries stay out of debt?

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Some Sub-Saharan African countries are once again wallowing in debt more than a decade after receiving major debt forgiveness. In 2005, U2 frontman Bono…

Experts say bomb likely ripped hole in plane over Somalia

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | A commercial airliner with more than 70 passengers onboard made an emergency landing minutes after takeoff from Somalia when an explosion blew a hole in its…

As Boko Haram ravages northern Nigeria, civil war threatens in the South

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | A growing separatist movement in southeastern Nigeria could pose a new threat to the country’s stability. Much like Syria in 2011, Nigeria faces the threat…

Report: Burundian officials buried opponents in mass graves

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Amnesty International has accused Burundian security forces of mass burials based on evidence from satellite images, video footage, and witness accounts. On…

Children burned alive in Boko Haram attack

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Dozens slaughtered in four days of brutal attacks by the Islamist terror group in northern Nigeria

Mozambique refugees accuse government troops of assaults

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Refugees fleeing the impact of ongoing political clashes in Mozambique are accusing government officials of violating their rights during searches for…

Lagging economy threatens Tunisia’s fledgling democracy

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Nationwide protests have rocked Tunisia, whose representative democracy was one of the few success stories to come out of the 2011 Arab Spring. Last year, a…

Nigeria’s crippled economy helps Boko Haram survive

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Nigeria’s struggling economy is hampering its fight against the Islamic terror group Boko Haram. In 2014, Nigeria overtook South Africa as the continent’s…

Millions need food as Ethiopia struggles to survive drought

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years is striking hard as farmers battle with dried water holes, wilted crops, and dead livestock. Other sectors of the…

Australian missionaries snatched on day of Burkina Faso attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Australian missionary Ken Elliot and his wife Jocelyn served the poor in Burkina Faso’s Djibo town, until al-Qaeda terrorists kidnapped them from their home…

Congo finishes review of adoptions on hold since 2013

By Onize Ohikere
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Adoption | Congolese authorities have reviewed all pending cases of more than 1,000 adoptive children in the Democratic Republic of Congo after drafting new adoption…

 
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