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CAR president calls on world leaders not to forget his country

The president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, on Tuesday pleaded with the world to not forget his country and urged the U.N. to bolster its peace-keeping force amid growing violence that threatens to spin the country out of control. Thousands have died and a fifth of Central Africans …

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United Nations: 3.5 million refugee children don’t attend school

More than half the world’s refugee children — some 3.5 million altogether — do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education. “Some 3.5 million didn’t get a single day” of school last year from among the 6.4 million children aged …

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South Sudan youth and women stage peace concert

South Sudanese youth and women held a peace concert on Wednesday (September 04), an event aimed at highlighting positive activities and efforts to end the ongoing violence in South Sudan. The concert featured dances and songs, as well as plays that touched on some of the challenges that women and …

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RSF charges Eritrea to provide info on journalist detained since 2001

Media rights advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has issued a statement tasking the Eritrean government to make known the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held for sixteen years. Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean nationality was arrested in 2001 during a political crackdown in the …

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1,200 die as monsoon floods devastate South Asia

More than 1,200 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed in monsoon floods sweeping across South Asia. The United Nations estimates that at least 41 million people have been affected by the flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. In Bangladesh alone, the UN estimates that more …

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Suicide bomber killed at least seven people in northern Cameroon

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigeria border, a local official and a military source said on Sunday. The attack occurred on Saturday near Amchide in Cameroon’s Far North region, which has become a target for Boko Haram …

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