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Thursday, May 25, 2017


US envoy endorses Libya’s UN-backed govt, in flying visit to Tripoli

The U.S. ambassador to Libya pledged Washington's support for its U.N.-backed government and urged rival factions to avoid civil war, as he made a...

Congo opens investigation into ex-minister over death of U.N employee

Congo's attorney general Flory Numbi has said that he had opened an investigation into former minister Clement Kanku over allegations he played a role...

Kenyan medics say US health aid cuts will mean more abortions

President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organisations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers...

Ethiopia’s Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom has been elected the new head of World Health Organisation, becoming the first African to lead the Geneva-based UN agency. Adhanom who...

South Sudan refugees seek refuge in Uganda

The scale of the refugee crisis in Uganda is extraordinary, with average daily arrivals put at over 2,000 people. The country now hosts the largest...

Two United Nations peacekeepers killed in ambush

Two United Nation peacekeepers have been killed and one injured in the Kidal region of northern Mali after their foot patrol was ambushed. MINUSMA says...

Suicide bomber kills four at Puntland military checkpoint

Four people have been killed in Puntland after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military checkpoint. Police say the bomber approached soldiers at...

Congo to investigate former minister over Kasai violence

The Congolese government has opened an investigation into whether a former minister may have played a role in inciting violence in Kasai region. Attorney General...

U.N. questions Congo’s probe of U.N. experts’ murder

The United Nation is asking questions about Congo's government's probe of the murder of two U.N.experts, who were investigating mass graves in Kasai region. Congolese...

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo – WHO

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the...
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