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Sudanese man dies in detention after protests

by Gaiaitalia.com #Sudan twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Africa   According to Reuters a Sudanese man died in detention after being arrested in connection with protests in eastern Sudan. The man was a 36-year-old teacher who was arrested from his home on Thursday 31st, january after protests in Khashm el-Girba in eastern Sudan. His family members told Reuters security officials told them that the man died ...

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Egypt, Nile river’s clean up launched by volunteers

by Gaiaitalia.com #Egypt twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Africa     On Dec.15th Egyptian volunteers started the clean-up of the Nile river in Egyptian capital. the volunteers’ clean-up is part of the Very Nile project to clean the ancient waterway. Volunteers removed a vast amount of plastic waste, sufficient to be contained in 30 boats. Plastic waste was mixed with water lilies, algae. According to local ...

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State of emergency declared in the city of Atbara (Sudan) after price protests 

by Gaiaitalia.com #Sudan twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #HumaRights     According to local media a state of emergency was declared in the city of Atbara, Sudan, after hundreds of citizens started a huge protest against price increases on Dec. 19th. Authorities have declared a curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.     (19th december, 2018) ©gaiaitalia.com 2018            

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Tunisia approved gender equality in inheritance law

by G.G. #Tunisia twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Africa     Is th first time in Arabic countries and it’s Tunisia to write history. The north african country’s cabinet – the first among Arab nations – approved on Nov. 25 the law of gender equality in inheritance. The law now must survive the attacks of the islamist conservative movement Ennahda during the discussion in ...

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Iraq, discovery of more than 200 mass graves

by G.G. #Iraq twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Isis     A total of 202 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been found in Iraq, in regions formerly controlled by ISIS according to the weekly magazine Time citing an U.N.’s report of the last 6th november.     (17th november 2018) ©gaiaitalia.com 2018            

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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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