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U.N. to Investigate Reports of Government-Backed Slaughter in Congo

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:44:06 GMT

The United Nations’ human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said even babies had been mutilated by a government-linked militia and insurgents.

U.N. Asks International Court to Weigh In on Britain-Mauritius Dispute

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:50:36 GMT

Diego Garcia is the site of a British-American military base. It is one of the islands at the heart of a dispute between Britain and Mauritius, a former British colony that gained independence in 1968.In a blow to Britain, the General Assembly voted to refer London’s territorial dispute with a former colony to the International Court of Justice.

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Ghana Court Rejects Resettlement of Guantánamo Bay Detainees

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:28:23 GMT

The Supreme Court justices ruled that Ghana’s government erred in approving the transfer of two Yemeni detainees.

Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:56:42 GMT

Samba Issa Anne holding a photograph of his son Amadou Anne, right, with a friend. Amadou Anne died trying to reach Europe.The grim fates of two Senegalese brothers match those of a growing number of young African men who are determined to reach Europe — or die trying.

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Man Charged With Stabbing Officer at Airport Had Tried to Buy a Gun, F.B.I. Says

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:12:20 GMT

Police officers checked the identification of a man in front of an apartment building in Montreal where the police were searching the Montreal apartment where Amor M. Ftouhi is believed to have lived.The suspect is a married father of three described by his landlord in Montreal as never causing any problems.

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U.N. Security Council Welcomes Deployment of New Counterterrorism Force in Africa

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:26:04 GMT

A United States Special Forces soldier led a group of soldiers from Chad in a counterterrorism training exercise in March by the Chari River in Chad.A French-American standoff at the Security Council has been resolved, clearing the way for deployment of a five-nation African force in the Sahel region.

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Feature: Trained to Kill: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:00:03 GMT

Zanna, kidnapped at 13 by Boko Haram.The four children, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by Boko Haram and trained as soldiers. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were.

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Congolese Militia Is Accused of Atrocities

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:12:24 GMT

Food distribution this month at a camp in Kikwit, Congo, for displaced people who fled the Kasaï region.The United Nations’ top human rights official said a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out mass killings and attacks on children and pregnant women.

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A Kenyan Pursuit: Perfecting the Chicken Dish Kuku Paka

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:00:53 GMT

The Kenyan dish kuku paka seems simple enough: chicken on the bone, in a sauce of spiced coconut milk. But you’ll find it cooked a number of ways across the country, and beyond.This product of a rich immigration past thrives today as cooks across the country, and far beyond, continue tinkering with the recipe.

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Displaced Population Hit Record in ’16, U.N. Says

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:19:06 GMT

A water collection point in South Sudan in February. A United Nations report on global trends says that nearly 750,000 people fled the African country last year.War, mayhem and persecution drove the number of people displaced from their homes to 65.6 million worldwide last year, 300,000 more than in 2015.

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Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on Mali Camping Resort

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:43:06 GMT

French soldiers near a United Nations vehicle after gunmen stormed Le Campement Kangaba, about seven miles outside the capital, Bamako, on Sunday.The four attackers managed to escape in a shootout with soldiers from an antiterrorism unit, a security ministry official said.

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