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More than 50,000 Flee New Armed Attacks in Eastern DR Congo

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency is racing to help tens of thousands of Congolese forced to flee a recent upsurge of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. More than two-thirds of the DR Congo’s 5.5 million internally displaced people fled because of armed conflict in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The latest surge […]

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Malawi Women Protest Gender Imbalance in Public Service Appointments

BLANTRYE, MALAWI – Women’s rights groups and other civil society groups in Malawi held street protests Friday against the president’s failure to achieve gender balance in his recent public service appointments. The protesters put on black and red attire and carried placards with messages to promote women’s rights. The protesters accused President Lazarus Chakwera of […]