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U.S. Ends Temporary Protected Status for Sudanese But Extends it for South Sudanese

0 Visits: 69 | Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 10:26:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ending temporary protected status for citizens of Sudan as of 2018 but extending it for citizens of South Sudan through mid-2019, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement on Monday.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Pressed to Do More With Less as Further Cuts Loom

0 Visits: 106 | Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 10:05:48
JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI (Reuters) - On June 29, Maman Sidikou, head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, received a cable from headquarters in New York in which his bosses laid out in no uncertain terms that the world's largest peacekeeping mission had to make cuts, and fast.

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HRW: Ethiopia Security Forces Should Exercise Restraint at Upcoming Irreecha Festival

0 Visits: 451 | Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 08:35:33
NAIROBI – Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year's Irreecha festival on October 1, 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video released today.

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Rights Group Urges New Myanmar Sanctions Over Rohingya Crisis

0 Visits: 84 | Monday September 18, 2017 - 11:23:37
YANGON - A rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.

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Ethiopia: Week of Clashes Between Somalis, Oromos Kill 50, Displace 50,000

0 Visits: 288 | Monday September 18, 2017 - 09:49:31
ADDIS ABABA - Clashes along the border of Ethiopia's Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in.

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Gunfight Erupts in Southern Yemen, One Civilian Killed - Witnesses

0 Visits: 137 | Sunday September 17, 2017 - 09:11:10
DUBAI - A gunfight erupted briefly in Aden on Saturday when a contingent loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi refused to hand over its positions to a local force, security sources said, and witnesses said one civilian was killed in the incident.

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At Least 30 Burundian Refugees Die in Clashes with Congolese Security Forces

0 Visits: 175 | Sunday September 17, 2017 - 08:59:33
KINSHASA - At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists said on Saturday.

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Turkey Summons German Envoy over Kurdish Rally in Cologne

0 Visits: 78 | Sunday September 17, 2017 - 08:52:23
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the German ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over what it said was a Kurdish militant rally in Cologne, the foreign ministry said, in a further sign of strained relations between the NATO allies.

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Nigeria's Buhari to Pass Through London After U.N. General Assembly Trip

0 Visits: 119 | Saturday September 16, 2017 - 10:55:36
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will pass through London, where he spent five months on medical leave this year, on his way home from the United Nations General Assembly, his spokesman said on Friday.

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South Sudan Opposes IGAD Proposal for Free Movement Within Eeast Africa

0 Visits: 315 | Friday September 15, 2017 - 23:26:59
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Most members of IGAD back a proposal to allow free movement of citizens within the East African bloc – but are facing resistance from South Sudan, where officials remain cool to the measure.

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