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UN Condemns Protesters’ Storming of Libya’s Parliament

CAIRO — A senior U.N. official for Libya on Saturday condemned the storming of the parliament’s headquarters in the east of the oil-rich country as part of protests in several cities the previous day against the political class and deteriorating econom…

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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 01 – 07, 2022

Abnormal dryness is present in parts of Mali, Nigeria, and South SudanA poor March to May rainy season cased severe drought across much of East Africa, including north-central and eastern Ethiopia, Kenya-Ethiopia border areas, much of Somalia, and sout…

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Drought, Famine-Like Conditions Mar Somalia’s 62nd Birthday

Somalis across the world marked 62 years of independence Friday with little jubilation and much concern about a future blackened by drought, food shortages, and inflation.The July 1 holiday commemorates the day Somalia declared independence from Britis…

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Blind People in Cameroon Allege Police Abuse During Protests

Blind people in Cameroon were protesting this week against job discrimination when according to witnesses, police bundled them up and dumped them outside the city. Despite the alleged abuse, the protests continue.Scores of blind Cameroonians continued …

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Beijing Seeks Mediator Role in Turbulent Horn of Africa

China is offering to help “silence the guns in the Horn of Africa,” an ambitious undertaking given the multiple conflicts in the region, and an indication that Beijing may be moving away from its traditional “non-interference” stance towards more activ…