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U.S. Suspends Aid to Somalia's Battered Military over Graft

0 Visits: 108 | Thursday December 14, 2017 - 23:48:28
NAIROBI — The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month.

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US Military Orders New Investigation After Report that Special Operations Killed Somali Civilians

0 Visits: 66 | Thursday December 14, 2017 - 19:51:39
WASHINGTON — Two weeks after a media report alleging that U.S. special operations were involved in the killing of unarmed civilians in Somalia, the head of U.S. Africa Command has ordered a new probe into the operation.

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Aid Group: At Least 6,700 Rohingya Killed in Myanmar

0 Visits: 79 | Thursday December 14, 2017 - 11:38:13
BANGKOK — International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.

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How Sexual Violence Marred Kenyan Elections

0 Visits: 86 | Thursday December 14, 2017 - 10:45:01
NAIROBI — Widespread sexual violence marred Kenya's 2017 elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Kenyan government should urgently take steps to protect women and girls, as well as men and boys, from sexual violence.

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Muslim Leaders Declare East Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital

0 Visits: 178 | Wednesday December 13, 2017 - 20:21:18
ISTANBUL — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, rejected the US stance as "dangerous" and called on the international community to follow in its footsteps.

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Trump Administration Foresees At Least Two More Years of Combat in Somalia

0 Visits: 234 | Wednesday December 13, 2017 - 19:32:10
WASHINGTON — Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least two more years of combat against Islamist militants there, according to American officials familiar with internal deliberations.

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Ex-Prime Minister of DRC Issues Urgent Appeal for International Donor Conference

0 Visits: 206 | Wednesday December 13, 2017 - 18:52:11
By Samy Badibanga, Ex-Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Election Observation Missions: Efforts Made to Follow up Recommendations but Better Monitoring Needed, Say EU Auditors

0 Visits: 82 | Wednesday December 13, 2017 - 18:33:08
LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg — More work is needed to help countries implement recommendations made by EU election observers, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

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Transparency is Key to Corruption-free Infrastructure in Africa

0 Visits: 88 | Tuesday December 12, 2017 - 11:58:01
By Chris Heathcote, CEO, The Global Infrastructure Hub

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Rape of Rohingya Sweeping, Methodical

0 Visits: 115 | Monday December 11, 2017 - 09:38:08
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset.

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