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Armed Group in DR Congo Blamed for Spike in Deaths, Rights Violations

A U.N. report finds an alarming surge in human rights violations and civilian deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri and North Kivu provinces. It blames the surge on increased attacks by an armed group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). ...
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Burkina Faso’s Teen Miners Brave Danger to Strike Gold

In Burkina Faso, many children who left school following threats by Islamic militants are working in the country’s informal gold mines, where they risk being harmed by accidents.Here in Bouda, a dusty, noisy gold mine in northern Burkina Faso, miners ...
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Former US Envoy Calls for Nuanced Diplomacy

American diplomacy often requires a delicate process of balancing competing needs and objectives, says a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria who has cited that nation’s fight against the Boko Haram extremist group as an example. John Campbell, author o...
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