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Ethiopians Prepare for Elections Amid Ongoing Conflict

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - Passersby called the raucous campaigns this week in Addis Ababa "beautiful," with many noting they had never seen political discourse like this before in Ethiopia. "Life has gotten expensive, and people have died in...

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More Than 160 Killed in Deadliest Attack of Burkina Faso's War

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - The government of Burkina Faso has declared three days of mourning following an attack that left at least 160 people dead late last week in the northern village of Solhan. The International Committee for the Red Cross,...

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India 'On Brink' as 2nd COVID Wave Devastates Major Cities

MUMBAI - As India reels from a second wave of COVID-19 infections that is devastating major cities, stockpiles are falling short of surging demand in the country, health experts warn. The country’s mass immunization bid to expand its vaccination...

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Texas Investigating Abuse Allegations at Migrant Facility

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border. It is the first time...

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UN: Increase in Child Migrants Through Dangerous Darien Gap

PANAMA CITY - The number of child migrants passing through the perilous Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama has risen dramatically, the U.N. child welfare agency said Monday. Underage migrants made up only about 2% of those using the jungle...

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Kenyan Authorities Worried by Rise in New COVID Infections

NAIROBI - Health experts in Kenya are reporting a jump in confirmed cases of COVID-19, with hospitals struggling to find enough beds for patients needing treatment. Kenyan authorities are calling on people to protect against the virus as a third...

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Boko Haram Threat Complicates Plans to Resettle Displaced Nigerians

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA, - Boko Haram militants have terrorized northeastern Nigeria for more than a decade, driving more than 2 million people from their homes, according to the United Nations. At least 3,000 have fled from the countryside to the...

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3 Years After, Parents of Nigerian Girl Abducted by Boko Haram Still Plead for Her Release

YOLA, NIGERIA - Three years ago this month, Boko Haram abducted 110 girls from a school in Dapchi, in Nigeria’s Yobe state. One girl remains in captivity. Her parents remain hopeful she will be freed but say the government is doing nothing to...

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Pope Francis Encourages Iraq’s Christians to Forgive and Rebuild

AMMAN - Pope Francis Sunday visited Christian communities in Iraq’s north, where the Islamic State group carried out its worst devastation, to bring encouragement and solace to those who suffered numerous atrocities and are trying to rebuild their...

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UN: Houthi Attacks in Northern Yemen Risk Triggering Humanitarian Crisis

GENEVA - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling for the fighting to stop in northern Yemen’s Marib governorate, warning escalation of hostilities there is endangering the lives of hundreds of thousands of...

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