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Soldiers Kill Six in Cameroon Amid Secessionist Protests: Mayor

0 Visits: 173 | Sunday October 01, 2017 - 21:18:12
BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Cameroonian soldiers killed six people and wounded six others on Sunday in the town of Kumbo during protests by activists calling for independence for English-speaking regions of the central African nation, the town's mayor said.

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U.N. Agrees International Experts to Probe Yemen War Crimes

0 Visits: 130 | Sunday October 01, 2017 - 11:34:18
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Friday to establish a group of eminent experts to examine all human rights violations commmitted in Yemen's war and to identify those responsible.

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Tanzania Closes Third Newspaper Since June as Part of Media Crackdown

0 Visits: 166 | Friday September 29, 2017 - 23:18:59
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania shut down another newspaper on Friday - the third since June - after a warning from President John Magufuli earlier in the year that the days of newspapers his government viewed as unethical were numbered.

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Kenya Watchdog Says Investigating Police over Actions at University

0 Visits: 143 | Friday September 29, 2017 - 22:42:36
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan government watchdog said on Friday it was investigating whether police had assaulted students during protests this week at the University of Nairobi over the detention of an opposition lawmaker.

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U.N. Aims to Open Libyan Transit Center Early Next Year - Senior Official

0 Visits: 96 | Friday September 29, 2017 - 22:29:21
ROME (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency is seeking to open a refugee transit center in Tripoli early next year to resettle or evacuate as many as 5,000 of the most vulnerable refugees out of Libya each year, a senior U.N. official said on Friday.

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U.N. Agrees New Team of Experts for Burundi But EU and U.S. Decry Move

0 Visits: 84 | Thursday September 28, 2017 - 22:09:56
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to send experts to work with Burundi's government in pursuing perpetrators of "deplorable crimes" but the European Union and United States criticized the resolution.

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Tunisia Arrests 555 as it Foils Departure of Migrants to Europe in September

0 Visits: 122 | Thursday September 28, 2017 - 21:41:50
TUNIS (Reuters) - The Tunisian navy has arrested more than 550 Tunisian and African migrants trying to sail to Europe in September, nearly three times more than last month, official data showed.

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Saudi Women to be Allowed to Drive from Age 18, Same as Men

0 Visits: 106 | Thursday September 28, 2017 - 21:32:10
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi women will be allowed to drive from the age of 18, a government spokesman said on Thursday, partially allaying speculation they could still face tighter controls than men when finally allowed behind the wheel.

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Congo Naval Boats Battle Rebels on Lake Tanganyika

0 Visits: 200 | Thursday September 28, 2017 - 21:26:43
BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Naval boats fended off attacks by rebels on Lake Tanganyika in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday as heavy fighting spread close to the lakeside city of Uvira, sources in the area said.

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Cameroon: Military Deports 100,000, Torture and Abuse in Remote Border Area (HRW Report)

0 Visits: 205 | Wednesday September 27, 2017 - 15:21:05
ABUJA – Cameroon's military has carried out a mass forced return of 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in an effort to stem the spread of Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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