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As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladesh camps marked the festival Saturday with a peaceful demonstration demanding justice and dignified repatriation.
A landslide triggered by heavy rain killed a three-year-old Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, police said Monday, the first casualty of the monsoon as wild storms wreak havoc in the crowded camps.
Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist but with some Christians, Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim-majority Rohingya, officials said Monday.
Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.
Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday, stressing the importance of “unity in diversity”.
Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world’s most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the U.S. has accused of “ethnic cleansing” its Muslim Rohingya people.
The repatriation of the Rohingyas back to Myanmar will start in two months and be completed in a "reasonable time", a Bangladeshi minister has said.
Leading figures in the Catholic Church and international politics have advised Pope Francis not to use the term Rohingya during a trip to Myanmar due to political sensitivities.
Aung San Suu Kyi has visited areas of Myanmar hit by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country.
Rohingya militants whose attacks triggered an army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state unleashing a huge wave of refugees said Saturday their one-month ceasefire would end in two days, but added they were open to peace if the government reciprocated.
More than 2,000 Rohingya have massed along Myanmar's coast this week after trekking from inland villages in Rakhine state to join the refugee exodus to Bangladesh, state media reported Saturday.
UN human rights investigators on Tuesday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to investigate a grave and ongoing crisis, but the government renewed its rejection of the probe.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on completed projects and pro-people policies it had embarked upon as a government rather than engaging in frivolities.
The All Progressive Party (APC) on Thursday alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is colluding with traditional institutions to canvass for support in Sokoto state.
The first lady, Aisha Buhari, is visiting Akwa Ibom state on Friday to flag off her pet project, called Future Assured.
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The Somali Lower House of Parliament has declared as invalid a motion seeking the impeachment of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation have selected more than 100 high-potential start-ups to participate in a new initiative designed to spur innovation and job creation across the African continent.
The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Adamawa office, on Thursday, said one corps member will repeat the one-year compulsory service for abscondment.
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Governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Benue State, Dr. Paul Angya, has promised to ensure infrastructural transformation in Benue State if elected as governor in 2019.