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Kenyans honor victims of Garissa University massacre one year later

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Hundreds gathered at Kenya’s Garissa University on Saturday carrying candles, singing hymns, and sharing memories, to mark the one-year anniversary of the…

More UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing civilians

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | The United Nations on Thursday said it is addressing accusations that international peacekeepers from at least three countries sexually assaulted more than…

WHO: Ebola epidemic in West Africa officially over

By Onize Ohikere
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Ebola Virus | The Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa is no longer an international emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared…

Captured suicide bomber not one of the Chibok schoolgirls

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Parents from Nigeria’s Chibok community and local authorities have confirmed a female suicide bomber held by Cameroon authorities is not one of the 276…

People flee South Sudan amid food shortage, ongoing conflict

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | The ongoing conflict in South Sudan and the resulting food insecurity is forcing people to flee for Sudan, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. South…

Sudan finally signs deal to end use of child soldiers

By Onize Ohikere
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Sudan | The Sudanese government on Monday signed an action plan with the UN to end the use of child soldiers in the country. But advocates question the official…

U.S. missionaries, Ugandan pastor die in car crash

By Onize Ohikere
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Missions | Two U.S. missionaries and a Ugandan pastor died Monday in a car accident outside Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Scott Volz and Ed Pohlreich served as…

Captured suicide bomber: I was kidnapped from Chibok

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | A female Nigerian suicide bomber who surrendered to Cameroonian authorities claims she is one of the 276 girls abducted from a boarding school in Chibok by…

Globe Trot: Syrian forces recapture Palmyra

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra from Islamic State over the weekend. In pictures, here’s the damage wrought by the terror group on the…

Angola struggles through yellow fever epidemic amid stagnant economy

By Onize Ohikere
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Health | Angola is battling its worst yellow fever outbreak in 30 years. The disease has infected more than 450 people and killed 178, the World Health Organization…

Nigerian troops rescue 800 Boko Haram hostages

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Nigerian troops rescued more than 800 hostages held by Boko Haram in a Tuesday operation in parts of Borno state, the army announced Thursday. Spokesman Sani…

Mission groups strain to feed the hungry in drought-stricken Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Relief organizations in eastern Africa are grappling with increasing humanitarian needs as some countries continue to struggle with the worst drought in…

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