Pope Francis issues prayers for Nigeria following spate of killings and kidnappings

Francis expressed his solidarity with Nigerians after 34 people were killed in villages in the north-western state of Kaduna on Sunday. “I pray for those who have died, for the injured and for the entire Nigerian population. Pope Francis said during his Wednesday’s General Audience at the Vatican City. The head of the Catholic church …

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Tunisia’s president appoints woman as prime minister in first for Arab world

“This is the first time in the history of Tunisia that a woman has led a government,” Saied said as he met with Romdhan on Wednesday, according to a video from the president’s office. “It is an honor to Tunisia and Tunisian women.” The 63-year-old Romdhan served in the ministry of higher education in 2011, …

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W.H.O. Workers Sexually Abused Women During Ebola Mission in Congo, Inquiry Finds

Doctors and other staff members working for the World Health Organization to render aid during an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo sexually abused or exploited women and girls there, a commission appointed by the head of the agency reported on Tuesday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the agency’s director general, apologized directly to …

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WHO employees took part in Congo sex abuses in Ebola crisis, report says

The probe was prompted by an investigation last year by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian in which more than 50 women accused aid workers from the WHO and other charities of demanding sex in exchange for jobs between 2018-2020. In its long-awaited report, the commission found that some 21 of 83 alleged …

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Lava from the La Palma volcano is approaching the Atlantic Ocean, as coastal areas are locked down

The 1,250 Celsius degree lava may touch the Atlantic Ocean in the hours ahead, likely causing explosions and sending clouds of toxic gases over the island, Canary Islands emergency services warned on Monday morning. “Given the possibility the lava will reach the sea in the coming hours on the coastal area of Tazacorte, and in …

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Théoneste Bagosora, a Mastermind of Rwanda Genocide, Dies at 80

KIGALI, Rwanda — Théoneste Bagosora, a senior Rwandan military figure who was one of the masterminds of the Rwandan genocide, died on Saturday in a prison in Mali. He was 80. His death was confirmed by an official with the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals at The Hague. The official did not …

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The Nigerian separatist movement being powered from a suburban London home

This suburban spot is the unlikely location for Radio Biafra, a network of internet-based amateur radio stations broadcasting a separatist agenda back to listeners in Nigeria. Radio Biafra is operated by Nnamdi Kanu, a British citizen leading the calls to revive the former Republic of Biafra through an organization he founded called the Indigenous People …

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