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October 14, 2017 11:02 AM Former soccer star Weah leads Liberia presidential polls

Former soccer star George Weah maintained his lead over Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai on Friday as more provisional results from the West African country’s presidential election were announced. If current trends hold, the rivals would meet in a runoff next month to decide who will succeed Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in what would 77

October 8, 2017 12:56 PM Pope to pray for war dead at American cemetery near Rome

Pope Francis will commemorate all those who have died in war next month by celebrating Mass at an Italian cemetery where thousands of American soldiers killed during World War II are buried. The Vatican announced that the Pope will celebrate the feast of All Souls’ Day, November 2, at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, 45 miles 69

October 2, 2017 2:45 PM We rob and kill for top politicians

It has emerged that some powerful forces in government are helping armed robbers acquire illicit arms and guns. The trade in illicit arms and small guns remains one of the pressing security concern in the country as armed robbers and other offenders are feared to be using these weapons not just to arm themselves against the police but also to cause immense 33

September 28, 2017 7:18 AM Cameroon Forcibly Deporting Nigerian Refugees

Abuja — Cameroonian soldiers are using "extreme physical violence" to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned. In a report released today, the rights group said Cameroon's security forces have used torture and assault to drive at least 100,000 people back across 71

September 15, 2017 2:15 PM AU must avert violence in Togo – CSOs

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Volta Region have called on the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to immediately step in to avert explosion of political violence in the Republic of Togo. They also appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to intervene to avoid the spilling over of political 36

September 14, 2017 4:45 AM China endorses Myanmar's crackdown; U.N. sees 'ethnic cleansing'

YANGON (Reuters) - China has endorsed Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, though the U.N. secretary-general said the operation, which has forced nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, was best described as “ethnic cleansing”. The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by a series of guerrilla 68

September 10, 2017 11:58 PM Thousands flee rebel attacks in Mali

Geneva - Aid organisations have raised the estimated numbers of refugees in Mali, where thousands of civilians have left their homes in fear of attacks by Tuareg rebels. The Red Cross said on Thursday in Geneva that at least 30 000 have been displaced inside the country since fighting broke out in mid-January. More than 20 000 people have fled the country 42

August 28, 2017 8:09 AM Militants put up last stand in Marawi

50-60 remaining militants fight to the finish against government troops that see victory in the near future Philippines government troops believe the end is near for the clashes in Marawi City and expressed hope, Monday, that victory will be "in a few days". Military spokesperson Edgar Arevalo reiterated that the fighting is contained within a 500 square 40

August 28, 2017 6:56 AM Bangladesh pushes back thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh border guards on Monday moved to push back thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the worst violence in Myanmar in five years, with 104 people killed and the United Nations and aid groups forced to pull out some staff. The flight of large numbers of Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist civilians from the northern 48

August 28, 2017 4:10 AM Bangladesh sends back 90 Rohingya despite violence

Police intercepted a group of 70 Rohingya late Saturday after they crossed the "zero line" border zone, where Myanmar soldiers earlier fired mortars and machine guns at villagers making the dangerous dash from the northern state of Rakhine into Bangladesh. The villagers were caught roughly four kilometres inside Bangladeshi territory en route to a refugee 92