Category: General

France Announces Military Withdrawal from Mali

France and its allies Thursday announced a coordinated military withdrawal from Mali. France sent troops to push occupying militants out of northern Mali in 2013 and has been fighting insurgents alongside Malian troops ever since. Analysts say the with…

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Drought Raises Malnutrition Risk for Somali Children

The United Nations Children’s Fund said Tuesday that nearly half of Somalia’s population under five years old, more than 1.4 million children, are likely to suffer from acute malnutrition because of the ongoing drought.UNICEF cited a report released la…

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Cameroon President Celebrates 89th Birthday

Cameroon held birthday celebrations across the country for President Paul Biya, who turned 89 on Sunday. Supporters wished Biya, who is Africa’s oldest and second longest-serving leader, a long life, while some opponents said it’s well past time for hi…

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Two Malian Soldiers Killed in Jihadist Attack

Two Malian soldiers were killed early Sunday in northern Mali in an attack on their post blamed on jihadists, the army announced on social networks.An “armed terrorist group” attacked the Niafunke post in the early hours, the army said, using a term co…

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Tunisia’s Saied Extends Powers Over Judiciary

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Sunday officially replaced a key judicial watchdog and gave himself powers to sack judges, as well as banning them from going on strike.Hours after the decree was published on Sunday, hundreds of protesters demonstrated…

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UN Weekly Roundup: February 5-11, 2022

Editor’s note: Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, as seen from the United Nations perch.Ukraine defiant in face of Russian threatUkraine’s U.N. ambassador in Geneva said Friday that her country will n…

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