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UN findings on PMCs in Africa “a bit rich”

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Criticism by a UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) working group on mercenaries of inter-operability between Russian private military contractors (PMCs) and UN peacekeepers...

At least 40 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia

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At least 40 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, United Nations and Tunisian officials...

“Serious escalation of violence” in Cabo Delgado – UN agencies

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A UN agency is reporting targeted attacks against civilians in Cabo Delgado’s Palma, marking what is termed “a serious escalation of violence and volatility”...

Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN...

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Kenya on Wednesday ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and gave the UN...

Death toll from attack on Niger villages soars to 137

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Armed attackers killed 137 people in coordinated raids on villages in southwestern Niger on Sunday, the government said, making it one of the deadliest...

Cabo Delgado displacement could top the million mark – UNHCR

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UN refugee agency (UNHCR) senior management warn of an urgent need to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique, where...

Children seen at risk of recruitment in Central African Republic fighting

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Armed groups have recruited nearly 3 000 children in Central African Republic (CAR) since violence flared over a 27 December election result and more...

Armed group atrocities on the rise in eastern DRC

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Atrocities committed by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are part of a systematic pattern to disrupt lives, instil fear...

ISS: Refugee pressure rises as funding dwindles

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Africa has the greatest resettlement needs worldwide, but in 2020 the lowest number of refugees in nearly two decades was accommodated. Refugee resettlements in 2020...

More than 200 000 flee ‘apocalyptic’ conflict in Central African Republic

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More than 200 000 people have fled fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) since violence erupted over a December election result, the UN...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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