October 9, 2020

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Former Malian presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse met the country’s transitional president Thursday night for the first time since his release this week by Islamist insurgents in a prisoner swap. Cisse, who had been kidnapped six months ago, did not reveal the nature of his talks with Bah N’Daw and other dignitaries at Mali’s presidential palace, in the capital Bamako. Cisse

The U.N. refugee agency is racing to help tens of thousands of Congolese forced to flee a recent upsurge of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. More than two-thirds of the DR Congo’s 5.5 million internally displaced people fled because of armed conflict in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The latest surge of fighting, which has displaced more than