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Sudan Steps Up To Protect Use of Child Soldiers

  The government of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says it has never used children in armed conflicts. But, Information Minister Ahmed Bilal says some of the rebels fighting against the government have been using...






Refugees Food Resources Strained in Malawi

MALAWI— Recent funding shortfalls have forced the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) to reduce rations and even suspend some food distribution at Malawi’s Dzaleka Refugee Camp, home to 25,000 refugees from around the region....






Presidential Election Poll Opens In Congo

Voters in the Republic of Congo are going to the polls Sunday for the country’s presidential election. On the eve of the vote, the government ordered telecom providers to block all service during Sunday’s...






Tension Grow as Nigeria’s Oil Capital Votes

As Nigeria vows to stifle unrest during this weekend’s election, some voters say they remain too scared to cast ballots. Despite assurances from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who says security forces will crack down...






Many in Burundi Live in ‘Terror’,Says

UN Human Rights Chief The U.N. human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said Friday that Burundi is on the brink of a sudden escalation of violence to “massive proportions.” “Continued human rights violations...






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