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    Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for peace in Sudan following a bloody crackdown by security forces on pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum last week. “The news coming from Sudan is giving rise to pain and concern. We pray for these people, so that the violence ceases and the common good is sought in the dialogue,” the ...
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    President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia Due to drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams that led to a production deficit, Ethiopia has suspended electricity exports to neighboring Djibouti and Sudan, which earns the country $180 million a year, the minister for water and electricity, Seleshi Bekele, said on Friday. The situation also leaves the country ...
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    No fewer than 113 million people were affected in 2018 by very serious food shortages, including famine, a report by the European Union and two United Nations agencies revealed on Tuesday. “The worst situations were, in order of severity, in Yemen, Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan and Northern Nigeria,” the Global Report on ...
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    World leaders have pledged to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, but campaigners say the ancient ritual remains deeply entrenched in many places. International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on Wednesday will highlight efforts to end the widely condemned practice thought to affect at least 200 million girls and women globally. ...
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    Nigerians are among a loose crowd of 300 migrants currently stranded on the French port city of Calais as they hurry to file for asylum in the United Kingdom to beat Brexit deadline. The migrants swore to keep trying to make the perilous sea crossing to Britain, saying they are fearful of religious persecution in ...