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Cameroon Says Separatists Abducted Rubber Plantation Workers

YAOUNDE — Authorities in Cameroon are blaming anglophone separatists for the abduction of eight rubber plantation workers Friday in the country’s volatile Southwest region. The country’s Agricultural Workers Trade Union is pleading for the workers’ saf…

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Guinea military junta allows ousted Pres Alpha Conde to travel to UAE for medical checkup

CONAKRY, Four months after his ouster by the current military junta, former-Guinean President Alpha Conde has been allowed to travel out of the country for the first time.According to reports from the capital, Conakry, Conde left for the United Arab Em…

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US Africa Envoy to Visit Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia

WASHINGTON — The U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa will visit Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia next week amid ongoing crises in the two African nations, the State Department announced Friday.David Satterfield and Assistant Secretary of State Mo…

Iran loses vote at UN over unpaid dues

Published by Al-Araby Eight countries that include Iran, Venezuela and Sudan have lost their right to vote at the United Nations because of unpaid dues. A total of 11 countries are behind in their payments,Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday in…

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Iran, Venezuela and Sudan Lose UN Voting Rights With 5 More

UNITED NATIONS — Iran, Venezuela and Sudan are in arrears on paying dues to the United Nations’ operating budget and are among eight nations that will lose their voting rights in the 193-member General Assembly, the U.N. chief said in a letter circulat…

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Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin, December 2021

Humanitarian partners release the 2022 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan. The plan seeks close to US$1.5 billion to assist 5.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the country.• Drought worsens in Somalia with the number of affected people increas…

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Siakam scores 29, Raptors beat Pelicans for 6th straight win

Toronto, Pascal Siakam had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 105-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.OG Anunoby scored 12 …

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US Names New Horn of Africa Envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday named career diplomat David Satterfield as the new special envoy to the troubled Horn of Africa.Satterfield, 67, who has experience in the Persian Gulf states, Lebanon and Iraq, most recently has serve…

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US Names New Horn of Africa Envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday named career diplomat David Satterfield as the new special envoy to the troubled Horn of Africa.Satterfield, 67, who has experience in the Persian Gulf states, Lebanon and Iraq, most recently has serve…

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West and Central Africa Transhumance Response Plan 2022

IOM VISIONWith climate change impacting the route and calendars of nomadic herders throughout Western and Central Africa, imposing upon all stakeholders the need to ensure peaceful cohabitation between all groups and reduce the risk of violence and for…