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Hundreds of Migrants in Libya Flee Detention, Cite Hunger

PARIS – Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention center in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks. Around 450 people left Abu Salim detention center late Tuesday. Two of the migrants, as wel…

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Rwanda Joins African Countries Signing Nuclear Deals with Russia

NAIROBI – Rwanda is the latest African country to sign a nuclear deal with Russian state atomic company Rosatom. But the deals between Russia and several African countries are raising concerns from environmentalists who say nuclear energy is not alway…

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Chile: ‘No Chance’ Riots Derail APEC, UN Climate Meet in Santiago

SANTIAGO, CHILE – Chile, grappling with violent protests that rocked the capital Santiago for days, will not let the riots derail plans to host two major global meetings in coming months, Foreign Minister Teodoro Ribera said Thursday.He said there was …

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Torture, Sexual Abuse Prompt Calls for Reform of Nigeria’s Islamic Schools

On Oct. 16, police freed about 500 victims from a facility in Katsina, where young men and boys were brought, often by their families, to be rehabilitated from behavioral problems, drug abuse or other afflictions. In reality, they were kept in inhumane…

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Torture, Sexual Abuse Prompt Calls for Reform of Nigeria’s Islamic Schools

On Oct. 16, police freed about 500 victims from a facility in Katsina, where young men and boys were brought, often by their families, to be rehabilitated from behavioral problems, drug abuse or other afflictions. In reality, they were kept in inhumane…

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Uganda Media Houses Say Regulator Stifling Space

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Media houses in Uganda say they are being forced to exclude some sections of the public from making appearances. The claims follow a report by the state regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission, saying some radio and television…

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Focus on Menstrual Health Keeps Zambian Girls in School

LUSAKA PROVINCE, ZAMBIA – New health classes and government partnerships with not-for-profits focused on menstrual health are improving education for girls in Zambia.In 2017, the government announced it would distribute free sanitary pads to girls in s…

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Russia Moves to Fill Void Left by US in Northern Syria

CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defie…

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Global Fund Gives Kids in Crisis-Plagued Sahel Chance at Education

GENEVA – A global education fund is providing tens of thousands of Sahelian children in crisis with a quality education, bringing hope to boys and girls who have known nothing but violence and sorrow in their young lives. Education Cannot Wait, a fundi…

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First in Seychelles: Female ship officer sets sights on making captain

Marie-Jeanne Pathon is the first Seychellois woman working as First Officer with the Inter-Island Boats Ltd, the mother company of ‘Cat Cocos’, one of leading fast ferry operators in Seychelles.Pathon, who has her sights set on becoming a captain, said…

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