UN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to Undermine Elections

The U.N.’s Commission of Inquiry on Burundi accuses the ruling party and Burundian authorities of implementing a strategy based on violence that skewers election results in their favor.  The commission has just submitted its final report to the U.N. Human Rights Council. This is the fourth and final year that the human rights situation in […]

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Zimbabwe Teachers Union Rejects UNICEF Push to Keep African Schools Open During Pandemic

Schools across Africa are slowly reopening after months of remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. But Zimbabwe’s teachers union is resisting going back to the classroom and has rejected a call by the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for governments to reopen schools. On Tuesday, Mohamed Malick Fall, regional director for UNICEF in Eastern and Southern […]

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Cameroon Army on Alert Ahead of Tuesday’s Protests

Military units are on alert in Cameroon ahead of the expected nationwide protests on Tuesday. Opposition leader Maurice Kamto’s Cameroon Renaissance Movement is calling for peaceful protests, with demands that include the resignation of President Paul Biya, election reform and better representation for undeserved groups, especially in the Anglophone regions. In an apparent attempt to discourage participation in the protests, the government is reportedly […]

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Report: US to Slap Sanctions on More Than Two Dozen Targets Tied to Iran Arms

The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior U.S. official said, putting teeth behind U.N. sanctions on Tehran that Washington argues have resumed despite the opposition of allies and adversaries. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said […]

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