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Prosecutors Request Life Sentence for ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero

Rwandan prosecutors on Thursday requested a life sentence for the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda as he faces terrorism charges, while his family asserts that he faces mistreatment and an unfair trial.Paul Rusesabagina, once praised for saving h…

Famine Stalks Millions as Acute Hunger Rises Globally

The World Food Program warns tens of millions of people, mainly in Africa, are teetering on the brink of famine because of conflict, climate shocks and economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The U.N. food agency estimates more than 270 million …

UN: Forced Displacement from Conflicts Soaring Despite Pandemic

The U.N. refugee agency, which just released its 2020 Global Trends report, said the number of people forcibly displaced last year by wars, violence, persecution and human rights violations hit a record high of 82.4 million, 4% more than in 2019.This i…