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Daily Archives: January 29, 2021

African Union Launches Platform to Track Threats Against African Journalists

Threats to African journalists are nothing new, but the African Union is launching a website to track and monitor threats against them, in a bid to improve protections for media workers and support the right to freedom of the expression. Six African j…

Group of Chibok Schoolgirls Reportedly Escape Boko Haram Captors

An unknown number of girls, kidnapped seven years ago from a government school in Chibok, Nigeria, are believed to have escaped after the military launched an offensive in the Sambisa Forest in Borno state, a Boko Haram base where the girls and many ot…

Election-Related Displacement Tops 200,000 in Central African Republic

Violence which erupted ahead of the Central African Republic’s general election at the end of December has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety, the U.N. refugee agency says. The agency reports around 100,000 people …