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S. Sudan Sees Renewed Fighting After Peace Deal Signed

S. Sudan Sees Renewed Fighting After Peace Deal Signed

Just days after the signing of South Sudan’s revitalized peace agreement, reports of fighting have surfaced in several parts of South Sudan, according to Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations’ undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations. “Reports indicate that these hostilities are in response to alleged government attempts to install local authorities in …

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Proposed Inter-Korean Projects Could Violate UN, US Sanctions

Proposed Inter-Korean Projects Could Violate UN, US Sanctions

WASHINGTON —  As South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their third summit, there is increasing concern that the inter-Korean economic projects Seoul envisions could violate sanctions and fracture the U.S.-South Korean alliance. “The South Korean government appears to be headed in the …

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South Sudan army burned civilians alive, ran them over and swung children into tree trunks, says Amnesty

South Sudan army burned civilians alive, ran them over and swung children into tree trunks, says Amnesty

South Sudan’s military forces systematically raped women, murdered civilians and carried out large-scale looting, Amnesty International has alleged. Civilians were burnt alive, hanged in trees and run over with armoured vehicles in opposition-held areas in Unity State, the group said, while children were swung into tree trunks to kill them. …

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Burkina Faso arrests more than 30 for illegal female circumcisions

Burkina Faso arrests more than 30 for illegal female circumcisions

Burkina Faso authorities have arrested more than 30 adults after they allegedly carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who needed hospital treatment. Viviane Ursule Sanou, head of the National Secretariat against Circumcision, said the banned procedure was carried out on girls and young women …

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