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Cameroon must de-escalate Anglophone crisis, allow human rights monitors: U.N.

The United Nations Human Rights chief has stressed that it is in the interest of the Cameroonian government to de-escalate tensions arising from the Anglophone crisis. In an oral update by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to the 37th session of the Human Rights Council on March 7, 2018; he added …

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U.N. Criticizes Angola for Forcing Refugees to Return to Violent Congo

The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) is deeply concerned about rekindled tension in the violent Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and criticized the Angolan government for forcing some 500 refugees to return. Angola’s government forced 530 Congolese to return to Congo between Feb. 25 and 27, UNHCR said …

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Uganda’s ADF rebels behind attacks on UN soldiers in Congo.

A Congo-based Ugandan rebel group is to blame for three attacks on United Nations peacekeepers, including one in December that killed 15 Tanzanian troops, the United Nations said on Friday. The Dec. 8 attack, which also killed five Congolese soldiers and wounded another 53 peacekeepers, on a U.N. base in …

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UN seeks $1.6 billion to protect 5.4 million Somalis from drought

The UN office in Somalia has launched the 2018 humanitarian response plan, which called for 1.6 billion dollars to protect the lives of 5.4 million people. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Peter de Clercq, said while Somalia, with the international community’s help, averted famine 2017, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement …

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Italy rescues over 250 migrants off Libyan coast

More than 250 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya, during the night between Monday and Tuesday, Italy’s Coast Guard said. The non-governmental organisation Proactiva Open Arms picked up a rubber dinghy carrying 134 people, including seven children, on Monday night. They were to be …

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Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria

Four people were killed when a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy was ambushed in northeast Nigeria, a WFP spokeswoman said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year. Attacks on aid workers are relatively rare in …

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