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War results in Sudanese mental illness crisis

KHARTOUM – A RAGING civil war in South Sudan has left a majority of about 2 million civilians displaced suffering mental health problems. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), more than 80 percent of the displaced victims had endured psycho-social suffering since the crisis that has engulfed the country since December 2013. “These […]

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Cameroonians languish in jail over Boko Haram jokes

YAOUNDE – HUMAN rights groups have expressed mixed feelings over the dropping of charges levelled against leaders of the unrest in recent months in the Anglophone region in Cameroon. Protesters have been demonstrating against the marginalization of English-speaking regions at the expense of French-speaking populations. Samira, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for West and Central […]

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Zuma says he was not involved in granting Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

PARLIAMENT, August 31 – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, told the National Assembly he was not involved in the decision to extend diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace after she allegedly assaulted a South African woman this month. Answering a question from Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, Zuma said it was wrong […]

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‘Tanzania must not become home to yet another forgotten refugee crisis’

JOHANNESBURG, August 30  – Amid a funding shortage which has forced the reduction of rations for some 320,000 refugees in north-west Tanzania, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has said that it urgently requires $23.6 million to guarantee the food and nutritional needs through December. “Without an immediate response from donors, further ration cuts […]