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Food Aid Not Reaching Tigray, People Dying, UN Says

GENEVA - The World Food Program warns the food situation in northern Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has reached catastrophic proportions and people are beginning to die.The United Nations warns more than 350,000 people in Tigray are facing near fam...
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UN General Assembly Confirms 5 Countries to Security Council

NEW YORK - The U.N. General Assembly voted Friday to give two-year terms on the powerful 15-nation Security Council to five countries. Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates all ran unopposed for available seats in their regional...
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Mystery Over Claim World’s 1st ‘Decuplets’ Born in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has been gripped by the mystery of whether a woman has, as has been claimed, actually given birth to 10 babies, in what would then be the world's first recorded case of decuplets.Gosiame Thamara Sithole from the Tembisa town...
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US Again Condemns Nigeria’s Twitter Ban

The U.S. has condemned Nigeria’s continuing ban of Twitter in the country, saying the action “has no place in a democracy.”“Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic soc...
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160 Million of World’s Children Forced to Work During Pandemic, UN Says

A new report finds 160 million children or nearly one child in ten is involved in child labor globally, an increase of 8.4 million since 2016. A joint report by the International Labor Organization and UN Children’s Fund warns the COVID-19 pandemic is...
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Slow Vaccination Rate in Africa Could Have Major Consequences, Experts Warn

By any measure, the number of those being vaccinated against COVID-19 in Africa are running behind the rest of the world. Health experts warn that failure to inoculate the 1.3 billion people on the continent will have a huge impact on its health care s...
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Foundation to Spend $1.3B to Vaccinate Africans for COVID

One of the world's largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than 50 million people in Africa. It's a first-of-its-kind effort for a Western nonprofit to bolster Africa's lag...
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Survivors of Burkina Faso Massacre in Urgent Need of Aid

The U.N. refugee agency says survivors of the Saturday massacre in a Burkina Faso village are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Unidentified gunmen attacked the village of Solhan in Burkina Faso’s northeast Sahel region on June 5. They reportedly...
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Children Shot, Bombed and Knifed in Tigray War

Fifteen-year-old Beriha lost one eye in the war and was permanently blinded in the other. And like many of the children hospitalized in Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, she traveled for weeks to get here. Children in the ward had been ...
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