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Scores of Officials Quit Tunisia’s Main Islamist Party in Protest

TUNIS, TUNISIA — More than 100 officials of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahda announced their resignations Saturday to protest the choices of the movement’s leadership in confronting the North African country’s political crisis.The split within the rank…

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Car Bomb Kills 8 Near Somalia’s Presidential Residence, Police Say

At least eight people were killed Saturday and nine others injured when a car bomb exploded on a street corner near the president’s residence in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.Witnesses said a car loaded with explosives was detonated at the Elgab interse…

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Cameroon Villagers Call for Help Against Elephants Destroying Crops, Houses

BAKINGILI, CAMEROON — Conflict between Cameroonians and local wildlife has led to street protests Saturday in the western village of Bakingili. Farmers and villagers say elephants are destroying their plantations and scores of houses, reportedly leadin…

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‘A Lot of Impatience’: Youth Climate Protesters Return to the Streets

LONDON/NAIROBI — Young climate activists from Greta Thunberg’s Friday for Future movement resumed mass street protests on Friday for the first time since the pandemic began, demanding drastic action from global leaders ahead of U.N. climate talks in No…

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Kenya: IPC Food Security & Nutrition Snapshot AFI: July 2021 – January 2022; AMN: July – November 2021

The IPC Acute Food Insecurity and Acute Malnutrition Long Rains analysis of the Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) counties of Kenya was conducted between July and August 2021. It covered the 23 counties that make up Kenya’s ASAL region, and whose populati…

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UN: South Sudan Suffering Human Rights Crisis of Epic Proportions

GENEVA — The U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan warned that the country is suffering a human rights crisis of epic proportions, enmeshing its population in a cycle of violence, abuse and poverty. The report was submitted to the U.N. Human R…

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Hissene Habre’s Victims Inch Closer to Justice, Reparations

DAKAR — Former Chadian president Hissene Habre was ordered to pay tens of millions of dollars to victims of human rights abuses after his conviction by a special court in 2017. But by the time he died in August, Habre’s victims had still not received a…

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Nine Chad Villagers Killed in Jihadist Assault

Nine people have died in an attack on a village in the Lake Chad area that is plagued by violence led by jihadist groups, a local governor and an NGO said Tuesday.The region borders Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon, and fighters from Boko Haram and a rival …

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Nine Chad Villagers Killed in Jihadist Assault

Nine people have died in an attack on a village in the Lake Chad area that is plagued by violence led by jihadist groups, a local governor and an NGO said Tuesday.The region borders Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon, and fighters from Boko Haram and a rival …

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Cameroonians Call for Cease-Fire in Conflict Zones on Peace Day

YAOUNDE — For this year’s U.N. World Peace Day (September 21), thousands of Cameroonians have called for a cease-fire between the military and separatists. People who marched in several cities and towns said they were tired of burying civilians caught …