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Sahel Very Close to Tipping Point, UN Humanitarian Chief Warns

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that daunting problems in Africa’s Sahel region are getting worse and the region “is very close to a tipping point — and so by extension are its African neighbors, Europe, and the world.” Mark Lowcock said in a virtual speech to students at the Paris Institute for Political Science […]

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Supporters of Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers Decry US Deportation

More than 20 Cameroonians gathered Wednesday at the Douala International airport to await relatives expected to be deported from the United States. Jennifer Mone, 27, says she fears her older brother will be at risk if he is forced back to Cameroon. Last year, she says, he fled fighting in Cameroon’s anglophone separatist conflict. “You […]

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Founders of Somalia’s First Rape Crisis Center Recognized for Helping Conflict Victims

As the United Nations on Sunday marks International Day of the Girl Child, a Somali mother and daughter who have dedicated their lives to rehabilitating victims of conflict are gaining international acclaim.   Fartuun Adan and her daughter Ilwad Elman operate Elman Peace, an organization that helps victims of sexual violence and works to rehabilitate […]

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Pandemic Worsens Challenges Faced by Girls Globally

The world marks the International Day of the Girl Child on Sunday, during a year in which a global pandemic and subsequent economic downturn has created further challenges for girls. The United Nations, which created the day in 2011 to promote girls’ rights, says difficulties already faced by girls have been exacerbated by the coronavirus […]

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Russian Jets Strike Syrian Rebel-Held Bastion in Heaviest Strikes Since Cease-fire

Syrian opposition sources said Russian jets bombed rebel-held northwestern Syria on Sunday in the most extensive strikes since a Turkish-Russian deal halted major fighting with a cease-fire nearly six months ago. Witnesses said the warplanes struck the western outskirts of Idlib city and that there was heavy artillery shelling in the mountainous Jabal al-Zawya region […]

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Report: US to Slap Sanctions on More Than Two Dozen Targets Tied to Iran Arms

The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior U.S. official said, putting teeth behind U.N. sanctions on Tehran that Washington argues have resumed despite the opposition of allies and adversaries. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said […]