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US: Ethiopia, Tigray Actors Can Avoid Sanctions by Ending Conflict

NAIROBI — The U.S. government is urging the Ethiopian government, rebel group Tigray People’s Liberation Front, and other warring factions to end the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and allow humanitarian aid to reach millions in need of …

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Sudan Blames Failed Coup Attempt on Bashir Loyalists

A coup attempt thwarted in Sudan Tuesday was planned by military and civilian operatives associated with former President Omar al-Bashir, the country’s prime minister said in a televised statement.”What happened [was] an orchestrated coup by factions i…

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Cameroonians Call for Cease-Fire in Conflict Zones on Peace Day

YAOUNDE — For this year’s U.N. World Peace Day (September 21), thousands of Cameroonians have called for a cease-fire between the military and separatists. People who marched in several cities and towns said they were tired of burying civilians caught …

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Cameroon Repatriates Nigerian Ex-Fighters, Family Members

YAOUNDE — More than 850 former Boko Haram fighters and their family members who escaped from the jihadist group to Cameroon have left northern Cameroon for Nigeria. Nigerian authorities say they are taking the former militants to Nigerian disarmament c…

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‘I Just Cry’: Dying of Hunger in Ethiopia’s Blockaded Tigray

NAIROBI — In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works…

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Rwandan Court Finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Guilty of Terror-Related Charges

Rwanda’s High Court has sentenced Paul Rusesabagina of “Hotel Rwanda” fame to 25 years in prison after finding him guilty on terrorism-related charges.Rusesabagina, 67, has denied the charges. He has 30 days to appeal the sentence.The court convicted a…

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Ethiopia – Northern Ethiopia Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 16 Sept 2021

• The first EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight arrived in Tigray, carrying supplies, including ready-to-use therapeutic food for severely malnourished children.• The last humanitarian cargo that entered the Tigray region via road was on 7 September.• La…

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Attacks on Eritrean Refugees in Tigray are War Crimes, Watchdog Says

ADDIS ABABA — Eritrean refugees caught up in the months-long war in Ethiopia have suffered abuses including executions and rape that amount to “clear war crimes,” Human Rights Watch said Thursday.A new report from the U.S.-based rights watchdog details…

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Water Mission in Consortium Awarded $18.9 Million USAID Cooperative Agreement

N. Charleston, S.C. – Water Mission is a member of a consortium led by The Aquaya Institute that has been awarded a five-year, $18.9 million Cooperative Agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Rural Evidenc…

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CAR Court Accuses Ex-warlord of Crimes Against Humanity

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – A special court on Friday accused the former leader of a key militia in the Central African Republic of crimes against humanity at the height of the civil war. Former captain Eugene Barret Ngaikosset, arrested nearly…

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