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Ethiopian Opposition Leader Appears in Court on Terror Charges

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian opposition leader Jawar Mohammed and 22 others appeared in court Monday to face charges of terrorism and other crimes. Jawar, a media mogul and outspoken critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, was arrested in June following

Report: US Global War on Terror Has Displaced Up to 59 Million People

The U.S. war against global terrorism has displaced as many as 59 million people since 2001, according to a new report released Tuesday by Brown University.

The study, published by the Rhode Island-based university’s “Costs of War Project,” says between …

Journalists’ Union Urges South Sudan Security to Free Reporter

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – The Union of Journalists in South Sudan is calling on the government to release Jackson Ochaya, a journalist who was detained a week ago after he contacted a rebel group spokesman for a story.

A …

UNMISS Withdraws Troops from South Sudan IDP Camp

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN – Internally displaced persons at a U.N.-protected site in Bor, South Sudan say they’re living in fear after the U.N. Mission in South Sudan withdrew its peacekeepers from the camp recently.  A leader of the IDPs said

Protesters Block UN Mission in Bor for 2nd Day

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN – Dozens of former employees of PANCROP, a contractor of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, blocked the entrance Thursday to the UNMISS compound in Bor for a second straight day.

The former workers are protesting …

US Sanctions ICC Prosecutor Bensouda 

WASHINGTON – The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions against the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda.

The 59-year-old Bensouda, a Gambian national, had angered the Trump administration by opening an investigation into crimes allegedly committed by …