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Nigeria Targets 26M People in Yellow Fever Campaign

ABUJA A vaccination center in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, is swarming with people, a sign that Nigeria's campaign to vaccinate more people against yellow fever appears to be making headway.As part of the effort, Nigeria's government partnered with the Wo...

French, Niger Troops Kill Islamist Insurgents in Joint Operation

PARIS French and Nigerien troops killed around 15 Islamist militants in a joint air and ground operation in south west Niger on Dec. 27, France's armed forces and Defense Ministry said on Sunday.The air raid and ground assault

ELEPHANT POACHING IN KENYA REDUCES BY 50% TO 40 CASES

NAIROBI, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says elephant poaching in the country has reduced by 50 per cent from 80 cases recorded during 2017 to 40 cases this year.In a statement Thursday, acting KWS Director General Professor Charles Musyoki, said the

Israel Vows to Block Palestinian Bid to Become Full UN Member

UNITED NATIONS Israel has vowed to work with the United States to block a bid by the Palestinians for full membership in the United Nations, a move that would confer international recognition of Palestinian statehood.Palestinian Authority Foreign Minis...

Congo Delays Sunday’s Election for Months in Ebola Zone

Congo's already long-delayed election set for Sunday will be postponed for months in certain communities where a deadly Ebola virus outbreak has infected hundreds of people, the country's electoral commission announced Wednesday. Some in the opposition...

Sudan’s Bashir Makes First Comments on Ongoing Protests

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has made his first public comments about ongoing anti-government protests, urging citizens to reject what he called "attempts to plant frustration."More demonstrations took place Monday in Jazeera state, south of Kharto...

Migrants and Refugees in Libya Face Horrific Abuse, UN Reports

GENEVA A U.N. report documents a litany of violations and abuses committed against migrants and refugees in Libya.The U.N. human rights office says state officials, armed groups, smugglers and traffickers have been known to subject the migrants and

UN: Sexual Violence in South Sudan ‘Escalated Dramatically’

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. official who combats sexual violence in conflict said Tuesday that such atrocities have "escalated dramatically" in South Sudan this year and that accountability is needed to prevent more rapes."In 2018, there has been a