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Time Running Out on Somalia’s Troubled Vote

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - As Somalia marks three decades since a dictator fell and chaos engulfed the country, the government is set to hold a troubled national election.Or is it?Two regional states refuse to take part, and time is running out before the Fe...
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Hunger Grips Thousands Displaced by Inter-Communal Violence in Darfur

GENEVA - The World Food Program is scaling up food assistance to tens of thousands of people displaced by intercommunal violence in Sudan’s explosive Darfur region.United Nations agencies say an estimated 250 people have been killed and more than 100,0...
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Election-Related Displacement Tops 200,000 in Central African Republic

Violence which erupted ahead of the Central African Republic's general election at the end of December has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety, the U.N. refugee agency says. The agency reports around 100,000 people ...
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African Union Launches Platform to Track Threats Against African Journalists

Threats to African journalists are nothing new, but the African Union is launching a website to track and monitor threats against them, in a bid to improve protections for media workers and support the right to freedom of the expression. Six African j...
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Group of Chibok Schoolgirls Reportedly Escape Boko Haram Captors

An unknown number of girls, kidnapped seven years ago from a government school in Chibok, Nigeria, are believed to have escaped after the military launched an offensive in the Sambisa Forest in Borno state, a Boko Haram base where the girls and many ot...
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Africa Working With Private Sector, China, Cuba and Russia to Secure Vaccines

African officials say they are working to acquire hundreds of millions of vaccine doses for the continent over the next year and are urging African solidarity in the battle against coronavirus. Africa has seen 3.4 million confirmed cases since the vir...
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COVID Fatigue Risks Sparking Surge of Infections in Africa

The World Health Organization warns COVID-19 fatigue in Africa has the potential to drive and produce subsequent new waves of this deadly infectious disease. WHO reports a cumulative total of 3.5 million cases of coronavirus in Africa and 88,000 death...
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‘Little to No Progress’ in Global Corruption Fight, Watchdog Says

Most countries have made “little to no progress” in tackling corruption in nearly a decade, a new report by Transparency International says. The Berlin-based nonprofit group ranks countries on a scale of zero to 100, with 100 being the least corrupt.Ac...
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Effects of Trump-Era Travel Ban Expected to Linger

Coffee shops in downtown Tripoli, Libya, are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, so Mohammed?Abdulwaheb, 37, got?his?"to-go"?and drank it in the parking lot.? Libya and other countries had been subject to the Trump-era "travel ban" for four yea...
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