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UN to close five peacekeepers’ bases in eastern DRC

Five UN peacekeepers’ bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July, the UN mission there announced on Wednesday, describing it as a change in operational style. But the closures come against the background of cuts to the overall peacekeeping budget pushed through under …

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Cameroon arrests about 30 anti-Boko Haram soldiers over bonus protests

About thirty Cameroonian soldiers engaged in the fight against insurgent group, Boko Haram, have been arrested and sent to the capital, Yaounde. The Ministry of Defense said that the soldiers will be put before a judicial enquiry for obstructing free flow of vehicles in the Far North region where they were stationed. …

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UN rights chief: Ethiopia blocked access to protest areas

The UN human rights chief says Ethiopian officials have blocked his staff’s access to areas that experienced deadly protests during one of the country’s most violent periods in recent memory. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein spoke on Thursday during a three-day visit to the East African nation at the government’s invitation. Ethiopia’s …

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South Sudan: 50 000 civilians at risk in war-torn

The UN human rights chief says up to 50 000 civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region are at imminent risk of human rights violations as government troops close in. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Thursday that civilians in Aburoc town have nowhere to go. Many recently fled a military …

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Coastal airstrikes kill 13 Yemen rebels

Thirteen rebels were killed as air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition struck their positions on the coast of western Yemen on Wednesday, military and medical officials said. Warplanes and Apache helicopters took part in the raids that targeted rebel positions in Taif and Nakhliya, 10 kilometers (six miles) south …

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UN, WHO plan to eradicate Polio in Africa

The World Health Organization and the United Nations children ‘s fund are planning a massive immunization campaign across Africa to wipe out Polio from the continent. According to the UN, tens of thousands of health workers will visit 13 central and Western African countries to vaccinate more than 116 million …

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