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Ethiopian PM meets Tigray leaders for first time since peace deal

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday met with leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for the first time since the two-year conflict ended late last year with a peace deal, official media reported. The meeting was held three months after the government and …

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UN chief calls for data-driven fight against terrorism

United Nations | Xinhua | Data-driven tools and strategies must lead counter-terrorism efforts and be at the heart of building peace and security, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday. “Data drives every aspect of economic, business and social life,” he said in remarks to a meeting of the UN Global …

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UN chief calls for putting peace at center of actions, words

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on all countries to place peace at the center of all their words and actions. “In 2023, let’s put peace at the heart of our words and actions,” the UN chief said in his New Year video message. “In …

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Nigerian president reiterates support for stability in West Africa

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reiterated the country’s commitment to bolstering peace, security, and political stability in West African countries. Efforts are being made by the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore order in Mali, Guinea, and Burkina …

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Museveni blames insecurity in Eastern DRC on illegal guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has blamed the insecurity in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the prevalence of illegal firearms that have been circulating in the country since independence. He made these remarks on Monday while addressing the East African Community (EAC) leaders virtually …

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Peacekeeping troop rotations resume in Mali: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | The rotation of peacekeeping troops in and out of Mali has resumed after a month’s suspension by the Malian government, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. The rotations began Monday with a contingent from Bangladesh, said Stephane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. About …

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Karamojong women decry torture by security forces, rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in Karamoja are decrying torture at the hands of both the joint security forces and the Karamojong warriors in the ongoing disarmament exercise. The women claim that security forces often torture them on grounds that they conceal information about armed warriors while the warriors …

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Archbishop Odama asks media to preach peace, unity

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Gulu, Dr. John Baptist Odama has said that the media should be used to preach peace and unity among the people other than promoting selfishness and hatred. The Archbishop says that mass and social media should be used as the means to …

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