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Expert: Armed Groups Risk CAR’s Peace Deal by Violating the Accord They Signed

An independent expert warns an agreement to restore peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic is at risk because of violations by some of the signatories to the accord. The expert submitted her report …

New Holding Center for Migrant Children Opens in Texas

A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government’s newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and …

Tunisia’s Upcoming Elections Vulnerable to Terror Threats, Experts Warn

As an estimated 6.7 million Tunisian voters prepare to head to the polls to elect their next government later this year, a growing fear of terrorist attacks could risk undermining the democratic process in the …

African Union Launches Continent-Wide Free Trade Area

At the African Union Summit in Niger, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched the African Continental Free Trade Area by signing the continent’s largest economy onto the deal.

After months of reluctance over competition concerns, Nigeria’s …

Cameroon’s CAR Refugees Reluctant to Return Home

Cameroon says only a tiny fraction of the 285,000 Central African Republic refugees in the country have agreed to return to the CAR. Despite a February peace deal and months of negotiations with Cameroon and …

ICC Convicts Congolese ‘Terminator’ Warlord of War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has convicted a Congolese warlord nicknamed The Terminator on 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The ruling delivers an important victory for the ICC’s prosecution team following a …

Pope Leads Prayers for Migrants Killed in Libyan Detention Center

Pope Francis on Sunday invited the crowd gathered in Saint Peter’s Square to join him in prayer for the poor, unarmed people” who were killed or injured by an air strike on a detention center …