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Jihadist Chief, 18 Fighters Killed in Mozambique, Bloc Says

JOHANNESBURG — A local jihadist leader and 18 fighters were killed during a military strike on their base in Mozambique's insurgency-hit north, a bloc of southern African nations said Saturday.Al-Qaida-linked jihadists have been terrorizing Mozambique'...

Security Council Report Monthly Forecast, October 2021

In October, Kenya will hold the presidency of the Security Council.Kenya will hold several signature events during its presidency. It will convene a high-level open debate on the theme “Diversity and State-building” under the agenda item “Peacebuilding...

UN Says Sudan, South Sudan Ravaged by Seasonal Flooding

GENEVA — Seasonal flooding in Sudan and South Sudan has devastated whole communities, where homes have been destroyed and farmland and livelihoods are washed away, the United Nations says.The rains came early this year, beginning in South Sudan in late...

Nigerian Police Deny Killing Members of Banned Shiite Group

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Nigerian police have denied killing any members of a banned Shiite Muslim group during a gathering this week in the capital, Abuja.The Islamic Movement of Nigeria said police on Tuesday shot and killed eight of its members as they mark...

South Africa’s Coal Energy Sector Under Mounting Pressure

JOHANNESBURG — Coal provides more than 75% of South Africa’s energy supply, but in the wake of global warming, pressure is mounting for that to change. Protests were seen across the country last week and now a proposed Chinese-backed coal power plant m...