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An attack on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) resulted Friday in the death of one peacekeeper and the injury of eight other peacekeepers. MINUSMA reported that the attack involved an improvised explosive device (IED) and direct fire. MINUSMA condemned the attack and reaffirmed their commitment to “bring stability and peace to [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW), as well as several Chadian organizations and news outlets, Friday announced that victims of the late President of Chad, Hissène Habré, have still not received their court-ordered reparations. This delay has continued for over seven years, following Habré’s conviction in Senegal in 2016. In 2016, Habré was convicted of crimes against [...]

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Water scarcity is a growing problem. It can be demand-driven, typically caused by population growth, and supply-driven, typically caused by decreasing amounts of fresh water often resulting from climate change or a result of societal factors such as poverty. If it is allowed to reach dangerous levels, water scarcity has the potential to trigger conflicts. [...]

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Iranian authorities’ mass execution of political prisoners in 1988 amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report Wednesday. In 1988, thousands of political prisoners were “summarily and extrajudicially executed” by Iranian authorities. The approximate number of executions is between 2,800 and 5,000. The report highlighted that evidence shows that Iranian authorities [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday said that former militiaman Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka (Mokom), who is suspected to have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic (CAR), has been surrendered by the Republic of Chad.  A warrant for Mokom’s arrest was issued on December 10, 2018, when the [...]

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The US House Committee on Oversight and Reform expanded its investigation Friday into former President Donald Trump’s removal, loss, and destruction of presidential records. Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney sent a letter to National Archivist David Ferriero requesting additional information relating to Trump’s handling of those records. In the letter, Maloney stated: The National Archives [...]

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