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Trump reimposes all UN sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration said on Saturday it had reimposed all United Nations sanctions on Iran, although 13 of the 15 U.N. Security Council members, including long-time allies Britain, Germany and France, have said the move is...

UN urges Nigeria to prioritize school safety and protect students and teachers

The United Nations in Nigeria said on Tuesday safeguarding education from attacks is urgently needed to restore confidence in schools as places of protection for children and teachers. This is particularly pressing in light of COVID-19,...

Is Boko Haram planning a terror attack on Nigeria’s capital Abuja?

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has denied media reports claiming it issued a red alert on security agencies over a purported terrorists' attack in Abuja, and neighboring states.A supposed internal memo of...

Attacks on students, teachers and schools surge in Africa’s Sahel

The Central Sahel has seen a significant spike in attacks on students, teachers, and schools since 2018, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). The report is launched...

Ethiopia on the brink of break up as tensions escalate in Tigray region and Oromo opposition leaders remain incommunicado

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Amnesty International calls on President Felix Tshisekedi to take ‘concrete actions’ to protect Nobel Laureate Denis Mukwege after death threats

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the United Nations (UN) must take urgent and concrete measures to protect Denis Mukwege, a doctor and Nobel Laureate who is receiving death threats for...

The world celebrated changes in Ethiopia under Abiy Ahmed a little bit early, released Kenyan journalist tells Voice of America

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Outrage in South Africa over police shooting to death of Nathaniel Julius, teen with disability

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Rights groups warn thousands of people still missing in South Sudan

South Sudan should investigate the fate and whereabouts of scores of victims of enforced disappearances and those still missing from years of civil war, Human Rights Watch and Remembering the Ones We Lost said on Friday. On August 30, the world...

Heavy weaponry used against peaceful protesters in Libya

At least six peaceful protesters were abducted and several others were wounded after armed men fired live ammunition including from heavy machine-guns to disperse a demonstration in Tripoli on August 23, according to eyewitness testimony and...

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