September 24, 2020

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The leader of a delegation representing a bloc of West African countries is hoping that crippling sanctions against Mali will be lifted following Friday’s inauguration of an interim president a month after a military coup. Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, who is the envoy for the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, praised the junta’s  leadership on his arrival in Mali Wednesday. Jonathan told reporters, the soldiers who

Mid-year stocktaking by the Switzerland-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre finds escalating conflict and violence in the first half of this year have triggered an upsurge in the numbers of people fleeing their homes and becoming newly displaced within their own countries. Around 14.6 million people in 127 countries have been newly displaced between January and July because of natural and

The U.N. World Food Program warns northern Mozambique’s volatile Cabo Delgado province is facing a hunger crisis as escalating conflict forces thousands to flee their homes and abandon farms. An armed insurgency in Mozambique’s oil-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado has displaced more than 300,000 people since 2017. As fighting has intensified in recent months, thousands have fled to neighboring