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Boko Haram crisis: Cameroon ‘forcing Nigeria refugees home’

By at March 21, 2017 | 10:12 pm | 0 Comment

Boko Haram crisis: Cameroon ‘forcing Nigeria refugees home’

The UN refugee agency has criticised Cameroon for the forced return of hundreds of refugees to north-east Nigeria after they had fled from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency. The UNHCR said forced returns had "continued unabated" despite an agreement earlier this month. Under the deal, any returns would be voluntary and only "when conditions were conducive". Cameroon more...

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Africa Headline News Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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World/Africa: Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls (AP) If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy. What makes Norway and other northern European countries top the happiness list has a lot to do with a sense more...

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How Liberian Women Delivered Africa’s First Female President

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How Liberian Women Delivered Africa’s First Female President

MONROVIA, Liberia — Bernice Freeman was chatting with some market women, trying to explain why it was so important that they leave their food stalls to vote for the first woman to be elected president of an African country, when she noticed some boys laughing nearby, waving something white. It was October 2005, the first presidential election after 15 years of a more...

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South Africa Reverses Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

By at March 9, 2017 | 4:15 am | 0 Comment

South Africa Reverses Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has revoked its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, citing in a letter submitted to the United Nations a recent court ruling that declared the withdrawal “unconstitutional and invalid.” It was not clear, however, if the South African statement on Tuesday meant that the country had abandoned intentions to leave more...

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Africa Headline News Tuesday, March 7, 2017

By at March 7, 2017 | 10:54 pm | 0 Comment

East African: EU optimistic of trade deal with East African Community (Xinhua) The EU on Monday expressed optimism that member states of the East African Community (EAC) will sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Alessandro Tonoli, Trade adviser with EU Delegation to Kenya said the EAC Heads of State last year expressed the willingness to move ahead as a more...

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