18 May 16

South Sudan: Famine Looms As Violence Continues

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned more than 5 million people – almost half the population – in South Sudan could face acute hunger over the next few months.

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18 May 16

Kenya: US Relations Stumble Over Kenyan Airspace Safety

Bilateral relations between Kenya and the US have stumbled after the US Federal Aviation Administration reaffirmed Kenyan airspace as a risk zone.

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13 May 16

Kenya to Expel Somali Refugees From World’s Largest Camp

The Kenyan government has announced plans to close the world largest refugee camp and expel more than 300,000 Somalis from the country.

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13 May 16

Somalia: Army Seizes Weapons Headed For Kenya

The Somalia National Army (SNA) says it has confiscated a hoard of weapons that were headed for Mandera in Kenya, claiming Al-Shabaab intended to use it for attacks in towns along the border.

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12 May 16

Ethiopia: 19 Kidnapped Children Released From South Sudan

Nineteen Ethiopian children who were kidnapped in last month’s attack in Gambella by South Sudanese gunmen have been released.

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09 May 16

South Sudan: Machar Calls For Forgiveness As Clashes Continue

South Sudan’s First Vice-President Riek Machar has called on the people of South Sudan to forgive one another for the sake of peace, as rival sides continue to clash in the country.

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08 May 16

Africa: Journalists Highlight the State of Human Rights With Their Lives

On Tuesday, World Press Freedom Day recounted some of the most horrific cases of human rights violations against journalists and media officials. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) marked the occasion by calling it a “great year for censorship,” ironically hailing the successes
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06 May 16

What Can the International Community Do About the Burundi Crisis?

With all efforts to resolve the Burundi crisis appearing to have reached stalemate, blood continues to flow in the conflict-ridden country. The United Nations, European Union, US and African Union (AU) have all been heavily involved in dialogue, but so
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06 May 16

Somalia: UK Troops Deployed to Help Fight Against Al-Shabaab

British troops have entered Somalia to join the United Nations mission against Islamist militant groups in the country.

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04 May 16

World Press Freedom Day Marks Another Year of Violence Against Journalists

Every year World Press Freedom Day tells some of the most horrific cases of violence against journalists from the last 12 months and previous years.

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