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UNICEF urges leaders to keep schools safe following deadly Texas shooting

Governments must take greater action to ensure school remains a safe place for boys and girls, the head of the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Wednesday, following the latest deadly school shooting in the United States. 

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Peace and Security
‘Grim reality’ of war’s deadly toll on civilians laid bare in Security Council

Conflict continues to inflict “widespread civilian death and injury” a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, outlining the “grim reality” for those caught up in the crossfire of war.

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Peace and Security
UN rights chief Bachelet holds ‘valuable’ meeting with China’s President Xi

On day three of her official mission to China, top UN rights official Michelle Bachelet described having a “valuable opportunity” to highlight rights issues and concerns with President Xi Jinping and other senior officials, the first such visit by a UN rights chief since 2005.

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Human Rights
Disaster prevention, risk reduction, critical to sustainable future: UN deputy chief

The world will experience 1.5 medium to large-scale disasters every day through the end of the decade, unless countries ramp up action on prevention and risk reduction, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday.

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Climate and Environment
Cultural destruction in Ukraine by Russian forces will reverberate for years, UN rights expert warns

The attempted destruction of Ukraine’s historic culture by invading Russian forces, will have a devastating impact on the pace of recovery in the post-war era, an independent UN human rights expert warned on Wednesday

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Culture and Education
UNHCR chief urges support for Bangladesh to save Rohingya lives, ‘build hope’

Wrapping up a five-day mission to Bangladesh, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees appealed on Wednesday for sustained and predictable support for Rohingya refugees and their host communities.

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Migrants and Refugees
South Sudan
Daily update  May 26, 2022
NEWS
South Sudan: Efforts to Protect Children from Armed Conflict Must be Sustained - ReliefWeb
English News and Press Release on South Sudan about Protection and Human Rights; published on 25 May 2022 by OSRSG Children and Armed Conflict.
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Has China changed its 'hands-off' foreign policy in South Sudan? - The Africa Report.com
China's President Xi Jinping and President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit shake ... how has China assessed and entered South Sudan's market?
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South Sudanese Amy Lasu inspires aspiring footballers | Africanews
Amy Lasu is the captain of South Sudan women football's team. The daughter of a refugee family who fled the country during civil war, ...
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9 Amazing South Sudan National Parks - TheTravel
Those curious enough to visit South Sudan might see some of the world's greatest wildlife shows. Aerial of Juba, South Sudan Shutterstock. The African ...
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South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Bor Town Port and Road Monitoring - ReliefWeb
English Infographic on South Sudan and 1 other country about Food and Nutrition, Health, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 7 May 2022 by ...
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South Sudan – a Regional Power Market
As east Africa's only major oil producer, the Republic of South Sudan has a pivotal role to play in the future of the region's power network.
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World Africa Day: Four refugees who are bringing peace and unity to their communities
South Sudan: James, educator ... The total number of South Sudanese refugees has surpassed more than 2.3 million, many of whom are children and ...
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South Sudan: Efforts to Protect Children from Armed Conflict Must be Sustained
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, completed an official visit to South Sudan in ...
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Sudan, SSudan defense minister discuss borders, Mile-14
May 24, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan's Defense and Veteran Affairs minister, Angelina Teny said the developments that created a disturbance from ...
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South Sudan Tourism relaunched -all new! - YouTube
South Sudan Tourism relaunched -all new!Click below to read or listen to more articles from eTurboNewshttps://eturbonews.com.
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Terrorism
Daily update  May 26, 2022
NEWS
NATO demonstrates new technology to counter terrorism in crowded venues
Subway stations, airports, and other mass transit and gathering venues across the world have been targeted by terrorist attacks, leading to loss ...
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A Domestic Terrorism Bill with No Teeth - SpyTalk
He wore military-grade body armor and a helmet equipped with a mounted camera, which he activated so he could livestream the terrorist attack he ...
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The United States is in the midst of a wave of terrorism - editorial - The Jerusalem Post
In order to reduce gun violence, he US should adopt a similar approach to the way Israel deals with the unfortunate waves of terrorism that it ...
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Steep rise in terrorism in J&K compared to last year - The Economic Times
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir has seen a steep rise in terrorism in 2022 ... According to the official data, 62 incidents of terrorist activities ...
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NAACP Statement on Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act
NAACP Statement on Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act. US Capitol Facade - at night. Black people are tired of grieving our brothers and sisters ...
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United States: Do We Need A Domestic Terrorism Statute? (Video) - Mondaq
... made by proponents of a possible Federal Domestic Terrorism Statute, explains why current statutes targeting international terrorists are ...
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J&K policeman shot dead, daughter injured after terrorists open fire in Srinagar
Saifullah Qadri, the policeman who had sustained critical injuries after a terrorist fired at him in the Soura (Anchar) area of Jammu and Kashmir, ...
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India sentences Kashmir rebel Yasin Malik to life imprisonment | Conflict News | Al Jazeera
A court in New Delhi sentences the top Kashmiri pro-freedom leader to life term in 'terrorism' funding case.
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Bulldozers gone, Nagaon village retrieves papers, stunned at 'terrorist' tag - The Indian Express
... of setting fire to a police station under the UAPA, an Act meant to counter terrorist activities, even several women of Salonabori have fled.
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DR Congo
Daily update  May 26, 2022
NEWS
Easing the Turmoil in the Eastern DR Congo and Great Lakes - Democratic Republic of the ...
Fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is intensifying, with Ugandan and Burundian soldiers in pursuit of rebels and Congolese ...
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Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo (24 May 2022)
English News and Press Release on Democratic Republic of the Congo about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and Protection and Human Rights; ...
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M23 Rebels Attack Army Positions in DR Congo | News | teleSUR English
Fighting has raged between the DRC army and rebels attempting to regain control of several localities after being pushed back by government troops ...
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M23, FARDC Clash At DR Congo Border With Rwanda - HumAngle Media
There was a heavy bombardment of the DR Congo army's positions by the rebels leading to civilian damage.
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Thousands flee eastern DR Congo to Rwanda amid violence - Eye on Africa - France 24
Clashes between the Congolese armed forces and the M23 militia group have sent thousands of people over the border to Rwanda seeking shelter.
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Fighting Breaks Out Near Eastern DR Congo City of Goma - The Defense Post
Fighting erupted near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, residents and local officials said.
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UN Security Council slams M23 attack in DR Congo - defenceWeb
An M23 attack on MONUSCO and FARDC forces in DR Congo's North Kivu province has been “strongly condemned” by the United Nations (UN) Security ...
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AU Commission Chairperson Urges Armed Groups In DR Congo To Join Peace Process - HumAngle
Mahamat condemned the recent attacks by the M23 against the DR Congo national army FARDC and Blue Helmets of the United Nations Organisation ...
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DR Congo, Kenyan Delegates Meet Representatives Of Armed Groups In South Kivu
The DR Congo government is said to hve insisted that there would be no collective integration of rebels.
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DR Congo military says several army positions attacked by M23 rebels | CGTN Africa
Several positions of the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have come under attack by March 23 Movement (M23) rebels since early ...
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Extremism
Daily update  May 26, 2022
NEWS
Right-Wing Extremism in the Military - ICCT - International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
Keywords: right-wing extremism, military, extremist violence, hate crime, military misconduct, terrorism, recruitment, radicalisation.
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Gillibrand Lays Out Multipronged Plan To Fight Domestic Terrorism, Violent Extremism
The actions include passing the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, directing the FBI to prioritize domestic extremist and white supremacist threats ...
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Replacement theory isn't new – three things to know about how this once-fringe conspiracy ...
The shooter's decision to livestream his rampage could motivate other extremists to hurt others, some experts say. The violent extremist who attacked ...
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Voters Are More Likely to Blame Social Media Than Fox News, GOP for Spreading Extremist ...
Two in 3 voters (67%) said social media companies were at least somewhat responsible for the spread of extremist ideologies such as white supremacy ...
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Soon after the Uvalde shooting, conspiracy theories took off among the far right - NPR
NPR's Odette Yousef covers domestic extremism and joins us now. Hi, Odette. ODETTE YOUSEF, BYLINE: Hey, Ailsa. CHANG: OK. So what are some of the ...
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The Buffalo shooter's extremist ideology is mainstream on the right – J.
That something is a vision that the United States should be a white nationalist Christian theocracy. And that vision is not relegated to extremists — ...
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Christine Flowers: Extremists don't reflect all conservatives - Portland Press Herald
Christine Flowers: Extremists don't reflect all conservatives ... The shooter in Buffalo had a racist motive. He wanted to kill Black people. We don't ...
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American Tragedies - Just Security
They have written about the ways in which violence can intersect with racism and extremism to function as domestic terrorism, and about a court ...
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Quad unequivocally condemns terrorism; denounces 26/11, Pathankot attacks - The Economic Times
"We condemn unequivocally terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations," the statement said. The four leaders denounced the use ...
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Somalia
Daily update  May 26, 2022
NEWS
Why Are US Troops Going to Somalia? - Inkstick Media
Why Are US Troops Going to Somalia? President Joe Biden seems to be getting short-sighted advice on ending “endless wars.” Columns · Commentary.
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Somalia Prime Minister Suspends Foreign Minister Abdisaid Muse
Somalia's prime minister has suspended his foreign affairs minister over allegations that he authorized an illegal shipment of charcoal to Oman.
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For new Somalia government, al-Shabab a threat to authority - The Washington Post
The group, which seeks to create an Islamic caliphate out of Somalia, is also increasingly undermining authorities by offering a parallel justice ...
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Does Biden want another 'forever war' in Somalia? | The Hill
President Biden authorized the deployment of about 500 troops back to the East African nation of Somalia to combat the growth of al-Shabaab, an ...
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As hunger bites in Somalia, babies start to die | Reuters
DOLLOW, Somalia, May 25 (Reuters) - Hacked-off thorn branches encircle two mounds of earth heaped over the tiny bodies of Halima Hassan ...
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Vote on UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal : What's In Blue
Somalia: Vote on UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal : What's In Blue : Security Council Report.
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Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 25 May 2022 - ReliefWeb
English Situation Report on Somalia about Agriculture, Drought and Flash Flood; published on 25 May 2022 by FAO.
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Minimal rains in Somalia trigger drought, over four million people affected - YouTube
After four consecutive below-average rainy seasons, Somalia is reaching a crisis point. The UN says a drought is directly affecting around 4.5 ...
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United Nations Security
Daily update  May 26, 2022
NEWS
UN Security Council sets vote on tougher North Korea sanctions | United Nations News | Al Jazeera
Vote was called by the US after Pyongyang launched three missiles in the space of an hour on Wednesday morning.
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Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, Mission chief warns | | UN News
Time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis, the Special Representative for the country told the Security ...
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U.N. Security Council to vote 'in coming days' on N.Korea sanctions, U.S. official says | Reuters
The U.N. Security Council will vote in the "coming days" on a U.S.-led push to further sanction North Korea over its renewed ballistic missile ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Open Debate ...
The United States so appreciates all the work the UN, ICRC, NGO partners on the ground do to protect civilians in armed conflicts. You know, and we ...
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'Grim reality' of war's deadly toll on civilians laid bare in Security Council | | UN News
Conflict continues to inflict “widespread civilian death and injury” the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on ...
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UN Security Council to Vote 'In Coming Days' on N.Korea Sanctions, US Official Says | World News
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will vote in the "coming days" on a U.S.-led push to further sanction North Korea over its ...
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US, allies scrambling to address new global hunger issues | Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.
... poorest and least developed countries. It's not often that agriculture is the main topic for a United Nations Security Council meeting, but . . .
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Swiss draw up targets for UN Security Council term - SWI swissinfo.ch
If Switzerland is successfully voted onto the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term, the government wants to focus its diplomatic ...
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UN To Vote Today On Tougher North Korea Sanctions After Missile Test - NDTV.com
The United Nations Security Council will vote Thursday, at the request of the United States, on a resolution aimed at toughening sanctions on ...
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Islamic State
Daily update  May 26, 2022
NEWS
Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Attack in Afghan City of Mazar-I-Sharif | World News
CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, the militant group said on its ...
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Former Brooklyn Resident Convicted in US of Aiding Islamic State | Top News
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York resident has been found guilty in Brooklyn federal court of traveling to the Middle East to recruit Islamic ...
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Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif | Reuters
Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, the militant group said on its Telegram channel ...
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Islamic State operative charged with plotting to assassinate George W. Bush - Anchorage Daily News
An alleged ISIS operative based in Ohio was charged on Tuesday with plotting to murder former President George W. Bush and attempting to bring ...
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Federal Jury Convicts High-Level ISIS Member of Providing Material Support to a Foreign ...
... material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), ... He was denied boarding at the United States point of departure and ...
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Blast in Kabul mosque, Islamic State bombs in northern Afghanistan kill 14 - NBC News
The Islamic State's local affiliate claimed responsibility for three minivan bombings in Mazar-e-Sharif, while the mosque explosion also bore the ...
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Former Brooklyn resident convicted in U.S. of aiding Islamic State | Reuters
A former New York resident has been found guilty in Brooklyn federal court of traveling to the Middle East to recruit Islamic State fighters and ...
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Federal Jury Convicts High Level ISIS Member of Six Counts of Material Support to a ...
... material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), ... The verdict followed a three-week trial before United States District ...
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Blasts in Kabul mosque, north Afghanistan, kill at least 14 - ABC News
... in Mazar-e-Sharif were from the country's minority Shiite Muslims, ... the Islamic State group, known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ...
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Blast in Kabul mosque, IS bombs in north Afghanistan kill 14 | AP News
The Islamic State group's local affiliate claimed responsibility for the ... in Mazar-e-Sharif were from the country's minority Shiite Muslims, ...
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Daily Recap

Here is our recap of todays news.

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Nigeria Disease Control Agency Issues Warning Over Monkeypox

The viral infection, Monkeypox (MPX), is currently ravaging European countries, causing health safety concerns across the world, including in Nigeria, especially over a possible outbreak. Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a genus of orthopoxvirus in the pox family that includes both smallpox and cowpox.  The disease is generally transmitted from animal to human …

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CIVIC Condemns ISWAP Massacre In Borno, Asks Nigeria To Beef Up Security

The Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), an international non-profit that advocates for the safety of civilians in areas rocked by armed violence, has condemned the mass killing of people in Kala Balge, Northeast Nigeria. Members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) had on Sunday, May 22, killed scores of residents in villages …

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UNHCR Needs $116 Million To Assist 45,000 Cameroonian Refugees In Chad

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says it needs 58 billion FCFA (about $116 million) to provide humanitarian assistance to the  45,000 Cameroonian refugees in Chad who are living under very precarious conditions. “The Cameroonian refugees, despite the generosity of local host communities and humanitarian assistance put in place in Chad, live in …

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DR Congo Gov’t Accuses Rwanda Of Promoting M23 Rebel Group

The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has accused Rwanda of being behind M23 rebel attacks on DR Congo’s territories, particularly in North Kivu province.  Christophe Lutundula Apala Pen’Apala, DR Congo’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday, May 25, during the meeting of the African Union Executive Council held …

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Displaced Borno Farmers Receive Support To Farm Again

At least 1,673 farmers displaced by the insurgency in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, have benefited from an intervention by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Rounding off the six-month intervention in Maiduguri, Borno’s capital, on Wednesday, May 25, Tonny Villy, the NRC Area Manager, Area North office, said the project was necessary to scale up livelihood …

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Community Mobilisation, Sensitisation Key To Successful Transitional Justice Processes In Northeast Nigeria – Expert

Community mobilisation and sensitisation are key to successful reconciliation, reintegration and transitional justice in conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria, as hundreds of ex-Boko Haram fighters go through rehabilitation, an expert said.  Hilary Ogbonna, the Senior Human Rights Adviser at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Monday, May 23, it was essential to secure …

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Niger Receives 6 Turkish Armed Drones To Boost War Against Terror Groups

The Government of the Niger Republic has reportedly received six Turkish built Bayraktar TB2 armed drones as part of the country’s defence contract with Turkey in 2021.  According to a Radio France Internationale Media report, the Bayraktar TB2 drones were recently delivered to Niamey airport as part of the first batch of equipment related to …

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Anambra Government Declares Curfew In Communities Ravaged By Terrorists

The Governor of Anambra State in Southeast Nigeria, Charles Soludo, has declared curfew in seven local government areas ravaged by terrorists under the banner of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).  The affected areas are Aguata, Ihiala, Ekwusigo, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Orumba North and Orumba South. He said the curfew, which takes effect …

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