Africa

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

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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…

Gunmen target EU headquarters in Mali

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Africa | Gunmen on Monday evening attacked the European Union military training headquarters in Mali’s capital, Bamako, in the latest attack on Western presence in…

Militants kill Egyptian security forces in checkpoint attack

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Egypt | An Egypt-based Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate killed 15 policemen on Saturday in a mortar attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish. Witnesses reported…

Is Libya’s unity government doomed to fail?

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Libya | The prime minister of Libya’s UN-backed unity government on Thursday said the new governing body will move from Tunis to Tripoli, Libya’s capital,

Nigerian lawmakers reject bill criminalizing violence against women

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Nigeria | The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday rejected a bill to end discrimination against women on grounds of religion and tradition—for the third time. The Senate’s…

Suicide bombers kill 24 in northeast Nigerian mosque attack

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Nigeria | Two female suicide bombers killed at least 24 people and injured 23 in an attack on a mosque on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, early this morning. Abba…

Ethiopia ordered to pay reparations to child rape victim

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Ethiopia | The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Gambia has ordered the Ethiopian government to pay  $150,000 in compensation to a rape victim…

Al-Qaeda kills 16 in attack on Ivory Coast beach resort

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Terrorism | Gunmen from North Africa’s al-Qaeda branch killed 16 people at a beach resort Sunday in the terror group’s first attack in Ivory Coast. Analysts warn the…

Reports: South Sudan using rape as ‘weapon of war’

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South Sudan | South Sudan’s government forces are responsible for a majority of the brutal killings and attacks on civilians, according to separate reports by the United…

Uganda revises international adoption laws

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Adoption | Ugandan lawmakers have passed a bill that could limit the number of foreign adoptions in an attempt to close loopholes in a fractured system rife with abuse.

Gunmen kill nuns, 12 others in Yemeni retirement home massacre

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Yemen | Gunmen killed 16 people, including four Indian nuns, in an attack on a retirement home in Yemen’s southern city of Aden earlier today. Yemeni security…

Boko Haram fighters starve to the point of surrender

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Terrorism | Dozens of starving Boko Haram fighters and supporters have surrendered to local authorities, according to the Nigerian military, highlighting its success in…

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