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UN: Fighting Displaces 200,000 in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region

United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday 200,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Ethiopia’s Amhara region and 54,000 in its Afar region.In recent weeks, fighting has spread into the two regions neighboring Tigray, where a war…

US Military Targets Al-Shabab in Somalia With More Airstrikes

The United States military has confirmed that it carried out another airstrike against al-Shabab militants, its third in less than two weeks. Sunday’s strike was in support of Somali government forces in the vicinity of Qeycad, in the central Galmudug …

Burkina Faso Sees More Child Soldiers as Jihadi Attacks Rise

Awoken by gunshots in the middle of the night, Fatima Amadou was shocked by what she saw among the attackers: children.Guns slung over their small frames, the children chanted “Allahu akbar,” as they surrounded her home in Solhan town in Burkina Faso’…

At 46, African Skateboarder Finally Wows Mom at Tokyo Games

TOKYO – At age 46, the second-oldest skateboarder at the Tokyo Games is hoping to not have a heart attack and have mounds of fun. Should be no problem. Fun has been a life’s work for Dallas Oberholzer.”I have never had a real job. I have never applied …

International Aid Cuts Could Affect Millions Across Africa

KAYA, BURKINA FASO – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to cuts in foreign aid from donor nations such as Britain, which this month slashed its aid budget by $5.5 billion. The funding loss is being felt in Burkina Faso, where it could shut down a group that…

Several Hundred Protest Chad Junta

Several hundred people marched in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, on Thursday to protest the military junta which took power after the country’s long-serving leader died while fighting rebels.The Transformers party and civil society groups had called for p…

More Refugees From Ethiopia Stream Into Sudan

Authorities in Sudan say at least 3,000 Ethiopian refugees fled into Sudan this week, after the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region spread to the neighboring Amhara region. VOA speaks to a refugee camp director and a political analyst about the significanc…