Africa

Blood stains are seen at a detention center for mainly African migrants that was hit by an airstrike in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya, July 3, 2019.
As officials and aid workers search for bodies, some reports say the death toll could rise to 55
Heather Murdock
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:55
South Sudan in Focus
Catholic Radio Network is calling on authorities in western lakes to release the director of Good News radio Marial Deng, who was arrested and accused of interviewing the former governor of western lakes state; a new UN report accuses rebel and government forces of killing civilians; some residents of Juba town accuse security personnel patrolling the city of harassing motorists
Debris covers the ground and an emergency vehicle after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya, Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
More than 130 injured in attack on migrant detention center
Heather Murdock
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 14:13
A Sudanese protester shouts slogans during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, June 30, 2019.
Sudan's protest leaders Wednesday agreed to hold direct talks with the country's ruling generals after African Union and Ethiopian mediators called on the two sides to resume stalled negotiations to form a new governing body
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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:35
FILE - A man pleads with police officers to release a relative who they have just detained in Dandora during a night patrol in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 31, 2015.
A new report published Wednesday by Human Rights Watch finds that police were involved in the killings of at least 21 people since August 2018
Rael Ombuor
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:45
Israeli security forces scuffle with a demonstrater during a protest called by members of the Ethiopian community against alleged police brutality and institutionalised discrimination in the city of Tel Aviv, May 03, 2015.
Community activists called for renewed street demonstrations in response to the killing of an Ethiopian-Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer
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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 11:53
Migrants wait to be rescued by "Save the Children" NGO crew from the ship Vos Hestia in the Mediterranean sea off Libya coast, June 18, 2017.
Humanitarian groups that have operated rescue ships in the Mediterranean are disputing the Italian interior minister's claim that their presence encourages smugglers to send migrants on boats from Libya
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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:43
FILE - Security staff believed to be part of Cameroonian president's guard stand next to a Swiss riot police at the entrance of the five-star Intercontinental Hotel during demonstrations against the presence of Cameroon President in Geneva, June 29, 2019.
Prosecutor's office said Biya's security detail immobilized and slightly injured the journalist for Swiss public broadcaster RTS, then swiped his phone, wallet and bag on June 26
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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:39
A police officer keeps an eye on demonstrators as a water canon clears barricades in the Nyakabyga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, May 8, 2015.
Free and credible elections cannot occur when only the ruling party is able to operate and independent voices are stifled: commission
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 11:18
In Mauritania: Freed Slaves Continue to Face Barriers
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Even though independent organizations are helping free slaves throughout the country, victims still face hurdles
Esha Sarai
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 08:36
SPLA-IO  rebels hold up guns in Yondu, the day before an assault on government SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) soldiers in the town of Kaya, on the border with Uganda, South Sudan, Aug. 25, 2017.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said civilians had been 'deliberately and brutally targeted' in Central Equatoria since the agreement was inked in September
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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 11:17
Libyan Red Crescent workers recover migrants bodies after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli Wednesday, July 3, 2019. An airstrike hit the detention center for migrants early Wednesday in the Libyan capital. (AP Photo…
UN refugee agency and African Union also condemn attack
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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:39
A Sudanese protester shouts slogans during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, June 30, 2019.
The Transitional Military Council has ruled Sudan since President Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 20:48
Emergency workers and other recover bodies after an airstrike killed nearly 40 at Tajoura Detention Center, east of Tripoli on early July 3, 2019.
Pictures published by Libyan officials showed African migrants undergoing surgery in a hospital after strike in Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 20:23
FILE - Congolese victims of ethnic violence are seen at a makeshift camp for the internally displaced people in Bunia, Ituri province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, June 25, 2019.
The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday it will triple the number of people it is providing food and cash assistance to in northeastern Congo's Ituri province
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:57