It’s Not Just Niger — U.S. Military Activity is a “Recruiting Tool” For Terror Groups Across West Africa

By: Nick Turse Source: The Intercept  The mission never made the front page of the New York Times or the Washington Post. It wasn’t covered on CNN or Fox News. Neither the White House chief of staff, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, nor the president ever addressed it in a press briefing….

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DRC: Protesters Killed in Anti-Kabila March

 Source: Al Jazeera At least five people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the UN, as authorities cracked down on banned protests against President Joseph Kabila. Witnesses told news agencies that security forces on Sunday fired live rounds and tear gas in the capital, Kinshasa, to disperse demonstrators demanding an…

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Poor Patients Will Receive Free Medical Treatment in Dar es Salaam Hospital

By: Bernard Lugongo Source: Daily News About 600 poor patients are set to benefit from free medical consultations from specialist doctors from one of the best hospitals in India, Narayana, who have arrived in the country for the medical mission. Narayana is one of the major hospitals in India providing advanced healthcare services in over 30…

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Anti-Poverty Group’s Data Misleads on Women’s Education in Africa

Researched by: Gopolang Makou Source: Africa Check Anti-poverty campaign group ONE is shining a spotlight on 10 countries, nine of them in Africa, where girls find it “toughest” to get an education. But does the data bear this out?  To highlight the difficulties women worldwide face in trying to get an education, anti-poverty campaign group ONE recently…

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Ethiopia Bans Foreign Adoptions

By: AFP Source: Daily Nation ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law banning the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners, a government spokesman and diplomats said on Wednesday. The vote follows an April moratorium on foreign adoptions issued by Ethiopia’s government which led to the suspension of dozens of cases, including some of parents who…

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Africa: UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation of African Asylum Seekers

Source: All Africa The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa. This appeal came after some 80 cases were identified in which people relocated by Israel risked their lives by taking dangerous onward journeys to Europe. “Feeling…

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