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Police Shoot, Kill Pro-Democracy Protester in Eswatini

Police shot a protester to death Wednesday in Eswatini, the latest casualty in months of demonstrations that have left more than a dozen people dead.Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday that the man was killed during a clash between police and a gro…

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Court Awards Somalia Bulk of Indian Ocean Territory Also Claimed by Kenya

NAIROBI — The International Court of Justice has drawn a maritime boundary between Kenya and Somalia after the countries failed for years to reach agreement on the issue.The court’s ruling Tuesday, seen as favorable to Somalia, is almost certain to …

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UN Migration Agency Condemns Killing Of Illegal Immigrants In Libyan Detention Centre

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), yesterday condemned the killing of illegal immigrants, in a detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli.“IOM condemns Friday’s senseless killing and the use of live rounds, against migrants protest…

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After Raids, 6 Migrants Killed in Shooting at Libya Detention Center

TRIPOLI, LIBYA — At least six migrants were shot dead at a Tripoli detention center on Friday, the head of the U.N. migration agency’s Libya mission said, as many reportedly escaped from the facility and others gathered in nearby streets.Overcrowding t…

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Rwandan Genocide Suspect Faces 30 Years in Prison

KIGALI, RWANDA — An alleged participant in the 1994 Rwandan genocide faces a possible 30 years in prison after U.S. officials deported him to Kigali, where he was taken into custody after his arrival Thursday.Oswald Rurangwa, 59, escorted by U.S. secur…

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QRCS deploys surgical convoy to Somalia

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), in co-operation with the Somalia ministry of health has launched general and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeries’ campaign in the country at a cost of $150,023 (QR547,584).The project is part of the year-round medic…

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Threatened Swedish Artist Dies in Road Accident

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had lived under police protection since his 2007 sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body brought death threats, died from a traffic accident Sunday, Swedish news media reported.The accident report…

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UN Says Ethiopia Has No Legal Right to Expel its Officials

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that Ethiopia has no legal right to expel seven U.N. humanitarian officials.Guterres told the Ethiopian leader in a phone conversation Friday that the world body does not…

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Burkina Faso Suspends Aid Work by Norwegian Refugee Council

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — Burkina Faso on Friday suspended the Norwegian Refugee Council from conducting humanitarian aid work in the country, citing critical interviews given to the media, including VOA.In a letter from Helene Marie Laurence Ilboudo…

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Nigerian Police Deny Killing Members of Banned Shiite Group

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Nigerian police have denied killing any members of a banned Shiite Muslim group during a gathering this week in the capital, Abuja.The Islamic Movement of Nigeria said police on Tuesday shot and killed eight of its members as they mark…