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  1. On World Refugee Day 2018, a record 68.5 million forcibly displaced last yearRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | KWLM-AM Willmar

    Record high numbers of men, women and children were driven from their homes across the world last year due to war, violence and persecution, according to a new report by the United Nations' refugee agency. The UNHCR's annual "Global Trends" study found that a staggering 68.5 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced by the end of 2017.

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  2. Number of black players at World Cup is way up, but there's only one black coachRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Senegal's Aliou Cisse is the only black coach at this year's World Cup and he says more must be done to create opportunities for others to follow in his path. "In European countries, in major clubs, you see lots of African players.

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  3. .com | DRC says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to returnRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | News24

    Democratic Republic of Congo's government says it will give former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba's return likely would shake up DRC's political landscape as the long-delayed presidential election approaches in December.

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  4. .com | US imposes sanctions on top DRC officials for graftRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    The US State Department says it has imposed sanctions and visa bans on top Democratic Republic of Congo officials for corruption linked to long-delayed elections due in December and for rights abuses. It asked President Joseph Kabila, in power since 2001, to ensure a peaceful transition of power in the December 23 election.

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  5. Nikki Haley Attacks UN Report on US PovertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Voice of America

    ... Haley said Wednesday, citing nations such as China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was a similar refrain Thursday, as Haley said the U.N. should focus on poverty in other countries such as Burundi and - again - ...

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  6. Two longtime Scranton churches to close SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Times-Tribune

    Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer Story by Terrie Rugemura Saluma, 38, from the Republic of the Congo in Africa, at his home in the Hill Section of Scranton on Wednesday. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer Story by Terrie Fred Mukelo, 23, from the Republic of the Congo in Africa talks about the closing of his community's church.

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  7. Mozambique's mysterious insurgencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mail & Guardian

    Mozambican soldiers dismantle a structure that was torched by attackers so it can be rebuilt as shelter for people fleeing the recent attacks in Naunde, northern Mozambique. Armed militants are burning villages and beheading civilians in northern Mozambique - and no one knows who they are, or what they want.

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  8. Constant confusion for soccer teen left stranded by Home AffairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Iol.co.za

    The family of 13-year old George Maskini are no closer to getting any answers from Home Affairs as to why exactly the aspiring footballer was refused travel documents to participate in overseas tournaments. "The department is treating this matter with the adequate attention it deserves and as a consequence, has sent this matter for legal opinion to enable the department to make a decision in the best interest of all parties," director of litigation Kabelo Mogotsi said in the letter.

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  9. Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 21 | News Times

    In this photo taken Friday May 25, 2018, National Electoral Commission officials watch, during a demonstration of the electronic voting machine that will be used later in the year for the next election, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year's highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer.

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  10. Press Releases: Designation of Senior Officials From the Democratic Republic of CongoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 21 | State Department

    The Department is announcing the designation of several senior DRC officials, under Section 7031 of the Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, due to these officials' involvement in significant corruption related to the DRC's electoral process. Further, the Department is taking steps to prevent entry into the United States of certain DRC officials involved in human rights violations.

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  11. Durbin: Trump executive order on child separation calls for locking...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 21 | RiverBender.com

    In a speech on the Senate Floor, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin blasted President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the Trump Administration's cruel policy of separating children from their parents who arrive at the Southern border of the United States seeking protection from horrific violence in the Northern Triangle region of Central America. Durbin criticized the President's Wednesday Executive Order that doubles down on his "zero-tolerance" policy and criminalizes asylum-seekers and seeks to indefinitely detain their children.

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  12. Glencore dodges American sanctions rather than spurn its friendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 21 | The Economist

    AMONG Africa's many foreign fixers and mining tycoons, few are more colourful than Dan Gertler, an Israeli diamond trader. Just over 20 years ago at the age of 23 he took a punt on Laurent Kabila, the rebel who in 1997 had just seized the Democratic Republic of Congo from Mobutu Sese Seko, its dictator for the previous 32 years.

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  13. WHO: Ebola virus disease external SitRep 11, June 19Read the original story

    Thursday Jun 21 | Crofs Blogs

    The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with cautious optimism. On 17 June 2018, one new suspected EVD case was reported in Itipo health area, Iboko Health Zone.

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  14. US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel biasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | The Peninsula

    Washington: The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

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  15. NGOs demand asylum reform on World Refugee DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | EurActiv.com

    ... every two seconds. The main causes for the dramatic rise in numbers are the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan's ongoing war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. The number ...

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  16. Genocide Memorial Day service remembers millions of victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | This Is Lancashire

    MEMBERS from all corners of Bolton's diverse community gathered yesterday to commemorate the millions of victims of persecution around the globe for Genocide Memorial Day. The Mayor of Bolton, councillors and pupils from LifeBridge and Brandwood Community Primary School joined members of numerous community groups, including Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers and The African Community Association Bolton, for a remembrance service in Festival Hall at the Town Hall as part of Refugee Week.

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  17. Mike Pompeo Vows U.S. Will Protect 'the Most Vulnerable Refugees' ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | Time

    ... Rohingya and other refugees in Bangladesh, and host communities since August 2017. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the U.S. government remains the largest single country donor, having provided nearly $277 million in response to increased ...

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  18. US Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council, A Champion Of LGBT RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | On Top Magazine

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision during a press conference at the State Department. Haley said that countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, China and the Democratic Republic of Congo with "unambiguous and abhorrent human rights records" are members of the council and that the council has a "chronic bias against" Israel.

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  19. United States Commemorates World Refugee DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | State Department

    ... Rohingya and other refugees in Bangladesh, and host communities since August 2017. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the U.S. government remains the largest single country donor, having provided nearly $277 million in response to increased ...

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  20. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the Human Rights Council at the United Nations inRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | Jerusalem Post

    Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland June 18, 2018.. The international community warned that the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council over its biased treatment of the Jewish state and immoral actions had strengthened abusive regimes.

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