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Democratic Republic of Congo: Military violence hampering effort to contain Ebola

by G.G. #Briefs twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Ebola   Democratic Republic of Congo‘s authorities said militia violence in the country is hampering efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak. According to US media, militians killed 11 civilians and two health workers on Oct. 20 in two eastern cities of the country. WHO said the outbreak, which has left around 120 deaths, will getting worse ...

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Yemen is facing a massive starvation

di G.G. #Middleeast twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Yemen   Yemenis citizens are at big risk to starvation in the next few months if the war will continue, according to United Nations statements. The famine might strike very soon and up to 13 million people are at real risk of starvation if the war in the country is not halted (somebody must talk to ...

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Mali, at least 20 killed after truck falls into river

by Gaiaitalia.com English #Mali twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Africa     At least 20 people were killed in central Mali after a truck fell into a river after a suspected brake failure late on Monday night according to informations provided by the Malian government on Wednesday morning. The accident occured in the West African country’s Mopti region. Emergency services rescued 63 people, according to ...

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Congo: Opposition Under Assault

by HRW #Africa twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Politics     According to HRW official’s site news Government’s security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo used live ammunition and teargas to disperse largely peaceful political opposition rallies during candidate registration in early August 2018. Authorities also restricted the movement of opposition leaders, arrested dozens of opposition supporters, and prevented one presidential aspirant, Moïse Katumbi, from entering ...

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Four security force members and three terrorists killed in Jordan raid

by D.S. #Terrorism twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #MiddleEast     Four members of the Jordanian security forces and three “terrorists” have been killed during a raid on a militant hideout after an officer died in a bomb blast near the capital, according to informations given by Jordanian government on August, 12. Five suspects were also arrested during Saturday’s raid in connection with the home-made ...

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Mali’s president Keita wins re-election with 67% of vote

by Gaiaitalia.com English #Politics twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Politics     Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67% of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse. The result is been officialy confirmed by the Ministry of Territorial Administration on Thursday and published originally by Reuters.       (16 agosto 2018) ©gaiaitalia.com 2018 – diritti riservati, riproduzione vietata ...

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Kenya: We Need This Place to Build a Highway, so You Must Leave in Two Weeks

by Gaiaitalia.com #Kenia twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Africa     Kenya’s government decided to use bulldozers to destroy slums and build a highway. Justice? We didn’t hear about it. We just know, according to some news from the country, that authorities demolished about 30,000 people’s houses placed in the slum of Kibera because they decided they absolutely must build ...

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Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace Deal: New Hope or Old Abuses?

by John Dee #Africa twitter@gaiaitaliacom #English     After Eritrea and Ethiopia resumed diplomatic and commercial ties after 20 years of conflicts, war and undefined politics, and a sistematic violation of fundamental Human Rights, it seems Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki apparently found a solution for a new hope in the region ...

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