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East African Community seeks AU support for anti-terrorism fight in region

NEW YORK— The East African Community (EAC) has called for support from the African Union (AU) in combating terrorism. Assistance is also needed by the…

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Africa Gender Statistics conference opens in Nairobi

NAIROBI— More than 150 public and civil society actors from 40 African countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya for the joint Africa Gender Statistics Conference taking…

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Biden Keeps US Target for Refugee Admissions at 125,000

President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally kept the nation’s cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year, despite pressure from refugee advocates…

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Food and Nutrition Security Bulletin Southern Africa Monthly Bulletin: August 2022

Atypically earlier than usual start of the lean season expected in some of the drought and cyclone worst-affected parts of the region. The Ukraine-Russia conflict…

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Early Warning System for Drought Implemented in PNG by CREWS

Developing countries, least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to impact of climate extremes, including drought which could lead…

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UNICEF: Some African children just ‘one disease away from catastrophe’

UNITED NATIONS— UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that children in the Horn of Africa and the vast Sahel region “could die in devastating numbers” without…

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African Court Judges to visit three European courts

ARUSHA— The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Judges will undertake a five-day peer-to-peer visit to the European Court of Human Rights, the International…

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Air Traffic Controllers Suspend Strike in West and Central Africa

DAKAR — A 48-hour strike by air traffic controllers in West and Central Africa has been suspended, their union said Saturday. The strike, which started…

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Why African Nations Are Mostly Silent on China’s Rights Record

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Most African states have stayed silent as Western nations and rights groups condemn China over a recent United Nations human rights…

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UN: UK announces new aid for people facing famine in Horn of Africa

UNITED NATIONS— UK Development Minister Vicky Ford has announced a new £22.8 million package of aid for people affected by the worst drought in decades…

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