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Rights Group Calls for More Accountability Among Sahel Governments

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — Human Rights Watch has released its World Report for 2022, which gives a country-by-country review of human rights in more than 100 states over the last year.In the HRW report released Thursday, which cites reporting by VOA ...

Somalia: Car bomb kills at least 8 in capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, At least eight people were killed as a huge blast went off on a road near the main international airport in the Somali capital.The Islamist terror group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying it was targeting “foreign of...

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray Reportedly Kills 56 People

ADDIS ABABA — Aid workers and eyewitnesses are telling media an airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has killed more than 50 people. The Reuters news agency reports at least 30 others have been wounded after a camp for the internally displace...

Tigray Patients Dying Because of Drug, Supply Shortages

Doctors in Ethiopia’s Tigray say shortages of medical equipment and drugs due to the government’s monthslong blockade on the region are causing patients to die of preventable causes.Doctors at Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekelle, the region’s largest, a...

Two children killed and five injured in Syria as the new year starts

Statement by Kambou Fofana, UNICEF acting Regional Director for the Middle East and North AfricaAMMAN, “In just the past four days – since the new year began – two children were killed and another five were injured in the northwest of Syria as violence...

Suspect Arrested in Connection with South African Parliament Fire

CAPE TOWN — A fire at the South African parliament caused extensive damage on Sunday, collapsing the roof and gutting an entire floor in one building. A man in his 50s was arrested in connection with the blaze.The fire broke out in the early morning an...

Kenyan Lawmakers Brawl Over Controversial Bill

NAIROBI — Kenyan lawmakers brawled Wednesday as they debated proposed changes to a law governing the conduct of political parties and the formation of coalitions ahead of the 2022 election.Video broadcast on television showed lawmakers engaged in a sho...