Tuesday, September 27, 2022

North Africa

Tunisians protest against poverty, high prices, food shortages

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Hundreds of Tunisians protested against poverty, high prices and the shortage of some foodstuff, escalating pressure on the government, as the country suffers an economic and political crisis. Tunisia is struggling to revive its public finances as discontent grows over...

Tunisia foils nearly 2,000 illegal immigration attempts this year

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Tunisian Maritime Guard units foiled 1,976 illegal immigration attempts this year as of Sept. 13, the National Guard spokesman Houcemeddine Jbabli said on Friday. "More than 21,500 illegal Tunisian and foreign immigrants, including 412 Tunisian minors, were arrested," Jbabli said...

UN humanitarian chief warns of looming famine in Somalia

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Parts of Somalia will be hit by famine between October and December as a drought worsens and global food prices surge, the United Nations said on Monday. The Horn of Africa is in the midst of a four-year drought –...

7 killed as tribal violence flares again in Sudan’s Blue Nile

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Seven people were killed and 23 injured as tribal violence flared in Sudan’s southern Blue Nile state, the state’s security committee said, just weeks after major clashes. In mid-July, at least 105 people were killed and thousands displaced in fighting...

Over 100 asylum seekers evacuated from Libya to Rwanda: UN agency

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Thursday that it evacuated more than 100 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda. "More than 100 vulnerable asylum seekers have been evacuated on a flight out of Libya to Rwanda,"...

Sudan warns of Nile’s rising water level amid heavy flooding

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The Nile River’s water level is rising alarmingly in its sections in Sudan, local authorities warned, prompting new flood concerns in areas that have already been fighting floodwater. “All sections on the Blue Nile River, a major tributary of the...

UN urges Libyan parties to refrain from violence

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Wednesday urged all Libyan parties to refrain from violence and actions that may undermine the north African country's peace. "Following recent armed clashes in Tripoli that resulted in civilian casualties and...

Tunisia foils 22 illegal immigration attempts

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Tunisia has foiled 22 illegal immigration attempts to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian coast, National Guard Spokesman Houcemeddine Jbabli said Wednesday. Those attempts were thwarted by Tunisia's Maritime Guard late Tuesday and early Wednesday off the country's southern, central-eastern...

ICRC spends $13m to help 150,000 Somali families in conflict-affected areas

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it has spent 13 million U.S. dollars in August to help over 150,000 households in Somalia amid drought and inflation. The charity said most of the households were in south and...

Tunisian president voices discontent over U.S. interference in internal affairs

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Tunisian President Kais Saied on Tuesday expressed his rejection of U.S. interference in Tunisia's internal affairs when receiving a U.S. official, according to a statement by the Tunisian presidency. During his meeting with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near...

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Nigerian super athlete Blessing Okagbare emerges 2nd fastest woman in the...

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Nigerian track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has once again proved herself to the world by becoming the second fastest woman on earth after...

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