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UN Forum tackles ‘digital poverty’ facing 2.7 billion people

The annual UN forum on Internet governance is under way this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aiming to deliver bold solutions for an open, free, inclusive and secure digital future for all, in particular for the 2.7 billion people with no Internet access.   “With the right policies in place, digital technology can give an […]

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Truce holds in east DR Congo despite ambushes

GOMA (DR Congo)— A ceasefire between government troops and M23 rebels appeared to be holding for a third day on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), despite clashes between rival militias, residents said.   Under the ceasefire that came into force on Friday night, the March 23 group, which has seized swathes of […]

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With Media Under Fire, Organizations Rally to Offer Support

From the evacuation of Ukrainian journalists in occupied cities to legal support for independent reporters from Russia, a community of organizations is working to keep media safe. In Ukraine, the February 24 invasion led to an unprecedented level of requests for assistance from the country’s National Union of Journalists of Ukraine. Before then, the union […]

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Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Allen Travels to Niger and Togo

Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Liz Allen will travel to Niamey, Niger and Lomé, Togo from November 29 – December 3, 2022. As the United States prepares to welcome leaders from across the continent of Africa to Washington, D.C. for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, her trip underscores the United States’ commitment to […]

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Al-Shabab Militants Storm Mogadishu Hotel

Al-Shabab militants have carried out a complex attack on a hotel located in a secure area not far from the presidential palace in Mogadishu and a prison run by the national intelligence agency, according to witnesses and police. “Tonight Khawarij group attacked a hotel in Bondhere district,” said a note sent to the journalists via […]

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Congo Schedules Presidential Elections for Dec 2023

KINSHASA — Democratic Republic of Congo said it will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Dec. 20, 2023, kicking off a year of complex preparations in the vast Central African country, large parts of which are overrun by militia violence.   Announcing the date at a ceremony in Kinshasa Saturday, the electoral body, CENI, outlined […]