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UN pulls staff from Sudan amid growing global concern

•African Union to hold emergency meeting as death toll continues to rise following military crackdown on protesters. The United Nations will pull staff out of Sudan as the African Union (AU) holds an emergency meeting after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital killed dozens of people. The UN plans to relocate some personnel because

UN Renews South Sudan Arms Embargo

The United Nations, (U.N.) Security Council renewed sanctions on South Sudan Thursday for another year, including an arms embargo. But none of the council’s three African members supported the measure. Last year, after earlier failed attempts, the Security Council imposed sanctions, including an arms embargo, against South Sudan, where political violence

Boko Haram: Buhari seeks UN assistance to re-build North East, rehabilitate IDPs

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari says the assistance of the UN and the international community will be invaluable in reversing the devastation visited on Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency. A statement by Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, said Buhari stated this when he received the visiting President of the 73rd Session of

Sudan coup: What happens to Bashir…as protesters defy curfew

•Large crowds have remained on the streets of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, through the night, ignoring a curfew declared by the military. Jude Johnson with BBC report Uncertainty still surrounds what will happen to the long-time President Omar al-Bashir, who was overthrown and arrested on Thursday after months of street protests. The demonstrators who

How Nigeria evacuated whole town to screen for Boko Haram members

•Soldiers force Jakana residents to displaced person camp for identity checks Ruth McLean and Ismail Alfa Nigerian soldiers have evacuated the entire population of a town in the north-eastern insurgency-hit state of Borno without warning. The military said people were evacuated ahead of operations, but residents of Jakana said they were taken to

Western Sahara: “No one even knows if we’re there or not.”

•Why anger is mounting among a young generation of refugees Ruairi Casey Several days of UN-convened informal talks on the Western Sahara late last month appear to have yielded little towards bringing the decades-long conflict to a close. For many young Sahrawi refugees, a lifetime of failed diplomacy has left them hopeless at what

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