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Birao’s militia powderkeg in north Central African Republic

Birao, Central African Republic | AFP |  A heavy silence hangs in the dusty alleys of Birao, in the extreme northeast of Central African Republic, where figures only rarely wander between the empty houses and reed hedges. Since September, Birao has been hit hard by fighting between armed groups despite a …

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Kenyans say UK stole land for tea, push for UN inquiry

Kericho, Kenya | AFP | Kibore Cheruiyot Ngasura was just a small boy when his family was violently expelled from their ancestral land in Kenya’s lush tea-growing western highlands by British colonizers, and banished never to return. Eighty-five years later he still bristles at the memory, recalling the fear and confusion …

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Namaye, Onyango and 780 shortlisted for UN Police Jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye and her Kampala Metropolitan counterpart Patrick Onyango, are among 785 police officers shortlisted for United Nations – UN jobs. The names of all shortlisted police officers are contained in a communication from the Police Director for Peace Support Operations …

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UAE, Turkish drones battle it out in Libya skies

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  In Libya, where rival forces are deadlocked south of Tripoli, a months-long battle for the skies between Turkish and UAE drones has failed to break the stalemate, analysts say. Since April 4, when eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to capture Tripoli — the capital …

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Pakistan PM Khan says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran

United Nations, United States | AFP | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday Donald Trump had asked him to mediate with Iran to defuse tensions, though the US president later suggested it was Khan who approached him and nothing was final. Khan met Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani …

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Millions’ protest in youth-led global climate strike

New York, United States | AFP | Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was “only the beginning” in the fight against environmental disaster. Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in …

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