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UN Says Boko Haram is Weakened, but Remains a Threat, Calls for Renewed Efforts to Rebuild Cameroon

A top U.N. official for central Africa recently visited the Lake Chad Basin to assess living conditions in the area. Years of attacks by Boko Haram have left much of the infrastructure there in ruins.Francois Lounceny Fall, the U.N. Secretary General’s…

New Airstrike Hits Capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Ethiopian forces carried out an airstrike Thursday on Mekelle, their third on the Tigray regional capital this week, as the government attempts to weaken the Tigrayan forces they’ve been fighting for almost a year.Spokesman Legesse Tulu told reporters …

UN Rights Commission Condemns South Sudan Security Crackdown

A United Nations rights commission in South Sudan says the government is harassing activists, journalists and their families, limiting their activities, and targeting their work and finances.In a statement of “concern” issued this week, the United Nati…