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UN council addresses crisis in Lake Chad region

A delegation of the United Nations Security Council visiting the Lake Chad region held a press conference on Sunday in Niger to try to address a crisis that’s been described as one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The 15-member delegation hopes to draw global attention to the emergency affecting …

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Nigerian musician Innocent Idibia donates $11,000 to UNHCR for humanitarian efforts

Nigerian music icon, Innocent Idibia – known by his stage name Tuface, has donated 3.5 million naira to the UN refugee office in the country. He has also disclosed that a charity concert will be held in June to help raise more funds. The funds which come up to over …

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Morocco urges UN to end Polisario ‘provocation’

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Friday asked the United Nations to take urgent measures to end “provocation” by the Algeria-backed Polisario Front threatening the ceasefire in the disputed Western Sahara. Morocco insists that the former Spanish colony is an integral part of its kingdom, but the Polisario is demanding a …

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Niger: Terrorist attack kills 15 soldiers

Fifteen soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in a attack by “terrorist elements” in western Niger, authorities said Thursday. “A Niger army patrol was attacked by terrorist elements at 15:00 GMT north of Tilwa (on Wednesday). We have 15 dead and 19 wounded in our ranks,” said Colonel Toure Seydou …

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Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies at 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly on Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia’s UN mission. Vitaly Churkin was taken …

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Part of Cameroon have suffered “Internet Loss” since mid-January.

Cameroon should immediately reverse the ‘‘appalling violation of their right to freedom of expression,” in its Anglophone regions by restoring internet access, a United Nations expert has said. Internet service has been cut since mid-January 2017 following a series of anti-government protests in the regions. According to David Kaye, Yaounde …

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