APRNEWS - Africa’s Sahel region, which has an influx of military forces including the United Nations, European Union and French troops, has seen a huge surge in civilian deaths in the past five months because of attacks by Islamist militants and ethnic militias, researchers said last week.
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APRNEWS - Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika might resign this week following the mass protests and pressure from the army demanding he end his 20-year rule, according to the private Ennahar and El Bilad TV reports on Sunday,
APRNEWS - The most comprehensive effort yet, towards halting world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems will soon be underway, with the United Nations “call to action” to mobilise the political and financial support for forest restoration over the coming decade to support the wellbeing of 3.2 billion people around the globe.
APRNEWS - Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the United Nations described Sunday as important progress.
The redeployment from Hodeida was a key provision of a ceasefire deal reached in December in Sweden, but deadlines to move forces away from the ports and parts of the city have been missed.
APRNEWS - The United Nations has condemned described the suspension of Nigeria’s chief justice by )president Muhammadu Buhari, saying it broke international human rights standards on independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers.
APRNEWS - Decries dearth in developing countries
REUTERS - The United Nations has reports of Islamic State (ISIL) executing people perceived as cooperating with rebel fighters in Deir al-Zor governorate in eastern Syria, the U.N. human rights boss said on Wednesday.
APRNEWS - Iraqi authorities began removing cement walls surrounding Baghdad's Green Zone on Thursday in preparation for a partial reopening of the high-security enclave, an Iraqi official and AFP correspondents said.
APRNEWS - Deadly clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Alindao left at least 37 people dead, even as global powers, France, Russia and the United States waged diplomatic battles over the strategy to end the conflict.
REUTERS - Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket fire on Israeli territory, in the worst surge of violence since a 2014 war.