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Ethiopia conflict heats up as Amhara region vows to attack Tigray forces

Members of Amhara Special Forces stand guard along a street in Humera town, Ethiopia July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer By Dawit Endeshaw Ethiopia’s war in the northern region of Tigray looked set to intensify on Wednesday as the prime minister signalled the end of a government ceasefire and the neighbouring Amhara region said it would go

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Hotel workers in Qatar facing abuse in run up to World Cup, report says

To host the World Cup in November 2022, Qatar has massively grown its hotel industry (AFP/File photo) Doha says it takes ‘zero-tolerance approach’ towards violating companies, but report’s authors say research ‘should be a wakeup call’ to football teams and sponsors labour abuse ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, a London-based NGO said in

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US to begin evacuating Afghans who aided American military

File – In this Friday, April 30, 2021, file photo former Afghan interpreters hold banners during a protest against the U.S. government and NATO in Kabul, Afghanistan. With American troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, pressure has been mounting for the Biden administration to plan a military evacuation of Afghans who supported U.S. military operations during two

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UK PM Johnson vows to tackle online racist abuse

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on at a news conference as he gives an update on relaxing restrictions imposed on the country during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic inside the Downing Street Briefing Room in London, Britain July 12, 2021. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged on Wednesday to toughen

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South African crowds rampage overnight, defying calls for end to violence, looting

A self-armed local looks for looters inside a supermarket following protests that have widened into looting, in Durban, South Africa July 13, 2021, in this screen grab taken from a video. Courtesy Kierran Allen/via REUTERS Crowds looted shops and businesses in South Africa on Wednesday, defying government calls for an end to a week of

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Looting, violence spreads in South Africa as grievances boil over

Demonstrators loot a shopping centre during protests following the imprisonment of former South Africa President Jacob Zuma, in Katlehong, South Africa, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Rioters looted shops and threw stones at police on Tuesday as violent protests triggered by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma spread across South Africa. The military prepared

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Iraqi health officials: 58 dead in fire at coronavirus ward

People gather outside a COVID-19 hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, early Tuesday, July 13, 2021. A catastrophic blaze erupted at the coronavirus hospital ward. It was the second time a large fire killed coronavirus patients in an Iraqi hospital this year. (AP Photo/Str) Baghdad (AP) — The death toll from a catastrophic blaze that erupted at

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Soccer-England’s Black players face racial abuse after Euro 2020 defeat

Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Final – Italy v England – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 England’s Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho prepare to come on as substitutes Pool via REUTERS/Carl Recine By Michael Holden, Mitch Phillips LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – Black players in the England soccer team have been

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Violence spreads to South Africa’s economic hub in wake of Zuma jailing

Stick-wielding protesters march through the streets as violence following the jailing of former South African President Jacob Zuma spread to the country’s main economic hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 11, 2021. REUTERS/ Siphiwe Sibeko Shops were looted overnight, a section of the M2 highway was closed and stick-wielding protesters marched through the streets of

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Farmajo says, I warmly congratulate PM Abiy killing his own Tigray people

File Photo/Somali Times Somalia’s outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said I warmly congratulate Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on regaining a strong mandate from the people of Ethiopia. Somalia will continue to work with his government to further strengthen our bilateral relations to benefit our two people and wider region. ”I wish you great success, Mr.

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