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Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets

  January 16, 2019   Muse Mohammed/IOM | According to the UN migration agency (IOM), thousands of children are living on the streets of Djibouti City. Here. Ethiopian migrant youth wake up on the beach outside the Horn of Africa country’s teeming capital.   Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life ...

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Palestinians take over as chair of UN developing countries

  January 15, 2019   Abbas accepted the chairmanship of the Group of 77, a coalition of 134 mainly developing nations and China, on behalf of Palestine Before the ceremony, Abbas reiterated to reporters in Arabic that the Palestinians will seek full UN membership but gave no timetable Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) is applauded by the United Nations Secretary ...

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Many killed in attack on upmarket Nairobi hotel complex

  January 15, 2019   Al Qaeda linked Somalian group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for brutal attack People take cover after an attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Image Credit: AP   By AFP   NAIROBI – At least five people were killed Tuesday when an extremist suicide bomber and gunmen stormed an upmarket ...

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Ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo acquitted of war crimes, to be freed

  January 15, 2019   Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, January 15, 2019. Peter Dejong/Pool via REUTERS   By Stephanie van den Berg, Anthony Deutsch   THE HAGUE (Reuters) – International Criminal Court judges on Tuesday acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of all war crimes charges and ordered ...

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Protesting teachers in Greece clash with police for second time in a week

  January 15, 2019   The violence broke out when protesting teachers, who are on a 24-hour strike, tried to break a police cordon next to parliament. A protester uses a fire extinguisher against riot police during clashes outside the parliament building as Greek school teachers demonstrate against government plans to change hiring procedures in the public sector in Athens, ...

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With President Mnangagwa in Russia, Zimbabwe descends into chaos over fuel taxes

  January 15, 2019   Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa attends a meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Jan 14, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE   HARARE (Bloomberg) – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa skipped the carnage by travelling to Moscow as protests erupted across his country on Monday (Jan 14), leaving 24 people injured and five possibly dead. The protests, which spread from the ...

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Senegal court bars 2 opposition leaders from presidential vote

  January 14, 2019   Senegalese President Macky Sall says he’s hoping for a first-round win in next month’s elections POOL/AFP   Dakar (AFP) – Senegal’s Constitutional Court on Monday authorised five candidates, including outgoing head of state Macky Sall, to contest presidential elections next month but blocked two prominent opposition figures. The seven-member court barred, as expected, former Dakar ...

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UN envoy visits southern Libya for first time

January 14, 2019   Ghassan Salame   By CGTN Africa   Salame confirmed that the UN Support Mission in Libya will open an office in the eastern city of Benghazi later this month while expressing the hope to open an office in the southern city Sabha this year. “We will work hard to make security arrangements, mediate between different parties ...

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China Sentences Canadian to Death for Drug Smuggling

  January 14, 2019   A general view of the Intermediate People’s Court of Dalian, where the trial for Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges, will be held, in Liaoning province, China, Jan. 14, 2019.   VOA News   A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges, after his previous ...

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Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurd militia

  January 14, 2019   US President Donald Trump said the United States was starting the military pullout from Syria that he announced in December but that it would continue to hit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fighters there. PHOTO: REUTERS   ISTANBUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a US-allied ...

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