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Birds From Chad and Nigeria Destroying Farmland, Cameroon Says

Authorities in Cameroon say millions of weaver birds have decimated thousands of hectares of farmland on the northern border with Chad and Nigeria. Farmers say between the birds, elephant attacks and floods, the area is on the verge of famine.In an eff…

Ex-Peace Corps Volunteers Plead With US for Help on Tigray

More than 350 former Peace Corps volunteers and a trio of former U.S. ambassadors have written to U.S. Congressional representatives urging them to condemn the violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warning that “as the fighting ostensibly winds down, w…

UN Report: Violations Against South Sudan Children Decline but Still Occur

A U.N. report says the number of grave violations committed against children in South Sudan has significantly decreased since the 2018 peace deal was signed, but violations continue.The report says the U.N. verified “grave violations” affecting 618 chi…