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French Journalist Kidnapped in Northern Mali Appears in Video

A journalist who disappeared last month in Mali's northern city of Gao appeared in a video on Wednesday appealing to authorities to do everything they can to free him from Islamist militants holding him. "I'm Olivier Dubois. I'm French. I'm a journali...

Rights Groups Urge Kenya to Reconsider Closing Refugee Camps

Human rights groups in Kenya are urging authorities to reconsider plans to close two camps that are home to over 400,000 refugees and asylum-seekers.Kenya has said it will close the Kakuma and Dadaab camps next year, but residents of the camps, who are...

US Intelligence Assessment Backs Fears for Afghan Women

A newly declassified U.S. intelligence assessment warns that women in Afghanistan are likely to see their rights disappear should the Taliban come to power following the withdrawal of U.S. forces.The two-page Sense of the Community Memorandum, released...

An Environmental Code Currently in Progress, Minister Says

Speaking at the House of Representatives (lower house), Rabbah said that the large number of projects related to the environment, which concern numerous sectors, pushed the ministry to work on a draft environmental code, which "is in its final stages"...

Mourners Hold Protester Funerals in Chad’s Tense Capital

Hundreds of chanting mourners carrying Chadian flags gathered Saturday to bury some victims who were shot dead during demonstrations against the country's new military government, the first change in leadership in this central African nation in more th...

UN Condemns Deadly Force by Chadian Security Against Protesters

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office condemns the deadly use of force by Chad’s security forces against peaceful protesters demanding a return to civilian rule. Nationwide demonstrations throughout the past week have been met with a fierce respons...