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{FD} Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

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Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Do… Continue reading

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{FD} Libyan official says gunmen capture, release 2 UN staffers

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The deputy interior minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government says a U.N. convoy was attacked by bandits on the road from Tunis to Tripoli, and that two U.N. staffers were briefly detained. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals

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Pope Francis is leading a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica to give the Catholic church five new cardinals. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year

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South Africa says 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported this year, meeting demand for traditional medicine ingredients in parts of Asia while alarming critics who believe the policy threatens Africa’s wild lions. Continue reading

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{FD} Hamas to create buffer zone with Egypt to improve ties

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Hamas says bulldozers in Gaza are creating a 100-meter-wide (330-foot) buffer zone along the Egyptian border as part of the Islamic militant group’s efforts to combat extremists and improve ties with Cairo. Continue reading

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{FD} Zimbabwe pastor and anti-government activist freed on bail

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A Zimbabwean pastor and anti-government activist who was arrested for addressing protesting university students has been freed on bail. Continue reading

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{FD} Biggest South African airport probes possible insider crimes

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South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg’s main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers to their homes before mugging them. Continue reading

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{FD} Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

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Workers at a Chinese factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands tell The Associated Press of overtime that stretches past midnight, steep production quotas and crude verbal abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} UN envoy: Liberia’s democratic future hinges of elections

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The U.N. envoy in Liberia says the country’s future as a stable democracy hinges on successful presidential and legislative elections in October and broad acceptance that they are free and fair. Continue reading

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{FD} Mali bishop pledges to make cardinal’s ceremony amid scandal

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An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety has assured the Vatican he plans to show up at St. Peter’s Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis. Continue reading

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{FD} Road bomb in Kenya’s Lamu County kills 8, including 4 kids

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A senior Kenyan police official says four policemen and four children were killed when a lorry they were traveling in ran over an improvised bomb in Kenya’s southern coastal area. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa re-opens apartheid-era case of activist’s death

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A South African court has re-opened an inquiry into the 1971 death of an anti-apartheid activist whose family believes he was tortured and killed by police and did not commit suicide by jumping from a 10th-floor window as authorities said at the time. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya

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Egypt’s military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that “criminal elements” were attempting to cross the western border with Libya. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Aid group fears for migrants at Italy border

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The Latest on Europe’s response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Italian authorities in Sicily have detained a 23-year-old man for alleged torture of migrants awaiting passage in L… Continue reading

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{FD} 51 migrants presumed dead after abandonment in Niger desert

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The International Organization for Migration says 51 migrants are presumed dead in the Sahara Desert in Niger after smugglers abandoned them during their journey north to Libya. Continue reading

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{FD} South African inmates treated to scantily clad female entertainers, officials say

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At least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated on social media. Continue reading

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{FD} 10 more mass graves uncovered in restive central Congo

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Authorities say 10 more mass graves have been uncovered in the restive region of central Congo where the Catholic church has estimated more than 3,300 people have died. Continue reading

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{FD} UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations

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With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. Continue reading

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{FD} Zimbabwe pastor and government critic arrested after speech

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Zimbabwe police have arrested a popular pastor after he addressed protesting university students. Continue reading

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{FD} Al Qaeda in Mali frees Swedish hostage held since 2011

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A hostage held by Al Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed, the Swedish government said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

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Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least nine people have been killed by suicide bombers in a series of attacks in the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali

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The Swedish government has announced that a man held by Islamic extremists in northern Mali for six years has been released. Continue reading

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{FD} Rhino breeder in South Africa plans online auction of horn

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A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitalizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite concerns about poaching. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan censors press, restricts reporters in civil war

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Journalists’ organizations, both international and domestic, charge that South Sudan’s government is restricting their ability to report the news. Continue reading

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{FD} In world’s largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccer

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The soccer field is littered with sharp stones, but the girls who attack the ball with their bare feet play on. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt’s president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

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Egypt’s president has ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

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The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves. Continue reading

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{FD} Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

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The United Nations says Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home. Continue reading

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{FD} Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid

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Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa’s era of white minority rule. Continue reading

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{FD} Earthquake hits central Mozambique; no reports of casualties

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 has hit central Mozambique, but there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Continue reading

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{FD} Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

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A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.” Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch customs discover rhino horn in carvings headed to Laos

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Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a crate containing 12 concealed pieces of rhinoceros horn that was being sent from South Africa to Laos. Continue reading

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{FD} US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

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The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a ‘no-mistake job’

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Dina Muhimba handles hundreds of diamonds every day in what she describes as a “no-mistake job.” Continue reading

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{FD} Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

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The acting managing director of Al-Jazeera’s English language service on Friday denounced demands by Gulf Arab states involved in a dispute with Qatar for the network’s shutdown as an attempt to suppress free expression. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya’s north

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Officials say three people have been killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya’s Mandera County, which borders Somalia. Continue reading

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{FD} UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly Congo region

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The U.N.’s main human rights body has voted to send international experts to look into abuses and killings in central Congo, where thousands of deaths and mutilations have been reported in recent months. Continue reading

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{FD} Food aid dwindling in world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis

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The United Nations secretary-general is making a plea for protection of refugees around the world, saying some richer countries haven’t been as tolerant as some in Africa. Continue reading

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{FD} Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91

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Authorities in Botswana say former president Ketumile Masire has died at the age of 91 after an illness. Continue reading

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{FD} Burkina Faso to invest $700 million to fight extremism

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Burkina Faso’s government has announced it will invest more than $700 million over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups. Continue reading

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{FD} Inside Yemen’s secret prisons: ‘We could hear the screams’

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They call it the “grill”: The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. Continue reading

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{FD} World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute

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The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution asking the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on a dispute between Mauritius and the United Kingdom over the Chagos Islands. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt says 7 militants killed in raid on desert camp

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Egypt’s Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country’s embattled Christian minority, including three church bombings and a deadly bus shooting, all claimed by the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visit

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging South Sudan’s leaders to end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions of people. Continue reading

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{FD} Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees ‘unconstitutional’

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Ghana’s Supreme Court has declared “unconstitutional” the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt urges closer cooperation among Nile basin nations

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Egypt’s president has laid out concerns over his country’s share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river’s basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of resources. Continue reading

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{FD} Car bomb targeted Somali police station, at least 3 killed

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A suicide car bomber detonated near the gate of a police station in the Somali capital Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding several others. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

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A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near the gate of a police station in the capital, Mogadishu. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Al-Shabab claims suicide blast in Somali capital

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The Latest on a suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in ‘flawed’ trials

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U.N. human rights experts have urged Egypt to halt the execution of six men, sentenced to death over killing a policeman, saying that their trials were “flawed” and “did not meet international standards of fairness.” Continue reading

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