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The formation of a new government by Yemen’s armed Houthi movement and its political allies will hinder peace efforts in the country, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen said on Nov. 29.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo
At least 34 civilians were killed Nov. 27 in a flare up of ethnic violence in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said, following a week of soaring tensions.
AL HOCEIMA, Morocco
Thousands of Moroccans Oct. 30 attended the funeral of a fishmonger whose gruesome death in a rubbish truck crusher has caused outrage across the North African country, with authorities vowing to punish those responsible.
ABUJA – Agence France-Presse
The United Nations warned Nov. 15 that 75,000 Nigerian children risk dying in “a few months” as hunger grips the country’s ravaged northeast in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Ethiopia began three days of mourning Oct. 3 for 52 people killed in a stampede after police clashed with protesters at a religious festival, the latest bloody episode in a wave of anger against the authoritarian government.
UNITED NATIONS – Reuters
Gambia has notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will take effect on Nov. 10, 2017, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said on Nov. 14, making it the third country to quit The Hague-based tribunal.
JOHANNESBURG - Agence France-Presse
Africa’s elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said yesterday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.
TRIPOLI – Anadolu Agency
Turkey will soon reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, a senior diplomat said Nov. 10
Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on July 26, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al-Shabaab
The world’s nations gathered in Morocco Nov. 7 to flesh out a landmark climate deal that promises to save humanity from itself. A shadow was cast over the meeting due to the unpredictable result of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8.
KIGALI – Agence France-Presse
African leaders on July 18 approved a proposal to deploy a regional protection force to South Sudan with a more robust mandate than the U.N. peacekeeping mission currently there