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FAO and Germany step up humanitarian action in rural Somalia

MOGADISHU— The Government of Germany and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have together increased humanitarian assistance through cash transfers to mitigate the impact of drought on the food security and livelihoods of affected rural communities in Mogadishu, Somalia.   Hunger is increasing and intensifying in Mogadishu with about 6.7 million […]

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Congolese Army Says Rebels Massacred 50 Civilians in Eastern Town

Democratic Republic of Congo’s armed forces on Thursday said M23 rebels and their allies killed 50 civilians in a massacre in the eastern town of Kishishe this week, which the M23 denied. Congo’s army and the M23, a Tutsi-led militia, have been locked in fighting for months in the country’s restive east, with each accusing […]

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IGAD Launches a COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign among Truck Drivers on the Ethio-Djibouti Trade Corridors

(PK12, Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), with support from the European Union through the EU-IGAD Covid19 Response Programme, officially launched the COVID-19 Vaccination Initiative among truck drivers on the Ethio-Djibouti trade corridors in the vicinity of Djibouti City at PK12.   The COVID-19 Vaccination Initiative for truck drivers on the Ethio-Djibouti trade corridors […]

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UN strongly condemns airfield attack in Central African Republic; 1 peacekeeper killed

UNITED NATIONS— The United Nations (UN) on Saturday strongly condemned an attack on an airfield in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) which left a Moroccan peacekeeper dead.   The attack against UN peacekeepers at the Obo airfield on Thursday happened during a UN-led operation to secure the perimeter of the airfield to allow planes to […]

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One year since the emergence of COVID-19 virus variant Omicron

It was 26 November 2021 that WHO declared that the world was facing a new variant of concern: Omicron. It would go on to change the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Emerging evidence was quickly shared by scientists from Botswana, Hong Kong and South Africa and discussed in a special meeting of WHO’s Technical […]

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4 Burkina Troops, 3 Civilians Killed in Jihadist-hit North

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — A roadside bomb killed four troops in northern Burkina Faso, an area wracked by jihadi insurgency, the army said on Saturday, while three civilians died in another strike in the same region.   The troops were killed on Friday when an improvised explosive device went off as an army escort drove […]