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Investigating a Massacre, Iraq Should Address Root Causes

On December 31, Iraqi security forces killed 20 people from a single family in a raid on a home in Jableh district in Babil governorate, south of Baghdad. Security forces carried out the raid after reportedly receiving false information about a suspect…

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Around 20 Killed in Deadliest Coalition Strikes on Yemen’s Sanaa since 2019

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi group on the capital Sanaa killed at least 20 people overnight, including civilians, Houthi media and residents said, in one of its deadliest attacks since 2019.Around 14 people were killed…

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Government Spokesperson, Former Journalist Injured in Somalia Bombing

A suicide bomber in the Somali capital has injured government spokesman and former journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu.Witnesses told VOA Somali that a suicide bomber ran toward Moalimuu’s vehicle in central Mogadishu and detonated an explosive vest.Mo…

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Nigeria violence: Gunmen attack Plateau community, kill ’15 people’

BASSA At least 15 people have been reported killed and many others injured in an attack on Ancha village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.The gunmen attacked the community at about 1:00 a.m. Thursday, while residents w…

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Rights Group Calls for More Accountability Among Sahel Governments

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — Human Rights Watch has released its World Report for 2022, which gives a country-by-country review of human rights in more than 100 states over the last year.In the HRW report released Thursday, which cites reporting by VOA …

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Somalia: Car bomb kills at least 8 in capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, At least eight people were killed as a huge blast went off on a road near the main international airport in the Somali capital.The Islamist terror group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying it was targeting “foreign of…

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US Military Significantly Reduced Global Airstrikes in 2021

The U.S. military conducted about half as many airstrikes in 2021 as it did in 2020, a change that defense analysts say is due at least in part to the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Biden administration’s emphasis on diplomacy over military force….

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Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray Reportedly Kills 56 People

ADDIS ABABA — Aid workers and eyewitnesses are telling media an airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has killed more than 50 people. The Reuters news agency reports at least 30 others have been wounded after a camp for the internally displace…

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Senegal Parliament Rejects Law Increasing Prison Time for Homosexuals

A bill that would have increased the punishment for homosexual acts in Senegal from 5 years to 10 years will not be voted on, after lawmakers in a parliament committee on Wednesday rejected approving it for a vote by the full legislative body.While pro…

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Tigray Patients Dying Because of Drug, Supply Shortages

Doctors in Ethiopia’s Tigray say shortages of medical equipment and drugs due to the government’s monthslong blockade on the region are causing patients to die of preventable causes.Doctors at Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekelle, the region’s largest, a…