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Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps, we hear about abductions and forced removals, so this is very important for us to have that access to go and see what has happened over there.”

U.N. seeks access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray where food running out

Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps,

World AIDS Day: New HIV infections, death not reducing in Africa – WHO

With 1 million people infected and 440,000 lives lost to AIDS in the African region in 2019, the World Health Organization, WHO, has raised the alarm that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths were not reducing fast enough to meet the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending AIDS epidemics by 2030. In the region.
One in 33 people will need aid to meet basic needs like food, water and sanitation in 2021, the UN reported.

UN: Coronavirus will increase humanitarian needs in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance to new highs, according to the United Nations, dramatically increasing the ranks of extreme poverty in just one year.
Nepal’s army is responsible for managing the bodies of coronavirus victims across the nation [Navesh Chitrakar-Reuters]

Nepal’s female soldiers break taboos to tackle coronavirus crisis

Four female soldiers in protective gear lift the body of a coronavirus victim at the Pashupati crematorium in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and hand it over to crematory workers – a scene unimaginable in the conservative country in recent years.
Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed arrangements about removing Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism in the coming weeks.

Sudan, U.S. discuss arrangements to remove Sudan from terror sponsors list

Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed arrangements about removing Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism in the coming weeks.
Some 3,000 people began returning to their homes and deserted farms in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno on Monday, six years after fleeing jihadist violence and despite a weekend massacre that underscored the security risks they still face.

Borno returns 3,000 displaced persons after Boko Haram attacks

Some 3,000 people began returning to their homes and deserted farms in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno on Monday, six years after fleeing jihadist violence and despite a weekend massacre that underscored the security risks they still face.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, launched a military campaign against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) on 4 November, accusing its forces of attacking two federal military camps in the region and the party of defying his government and seeking to destabilise it.

Ethiopia’s PM savours victory, Tigrayan leader says war not finished

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded his troops on Monday for ousting a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigrayan forces said they were still resisting amid fears of a protracted guerrilla conflict.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Benue governor begs President Buhari not to reverse ban on rice importation

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain the policy on ban of rice importation and not succumb to any pressure.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwait's Foreign Minister in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb-Pool via REUTERS

US voices ‘grave concern’ about ongoing Tigray hostilities

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced grave concern about ongoing hostilities in the northerly Tigray region of Ethiopia during a telephone call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Monday.
Rebel forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region claimed they shot down a military plane and retook a town from federal forces on Sunday, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory in the northern region.

Tigray forces say they shot down Ethiopian plane, retook Axum

Rebel forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region claimed they shot down a military plane and retook a town from federal forces on Sunday, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory in the northern region.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

UN: Over 110 people killed in attack on Borno rice field

United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopia says military operation in Tigray region is over, hunt for Tigray leaders begins

The police late on Saturday issued arrest warrants for 17 more military officers charged with crimes in connection with the conflict that include treason and embezzlement of public properties, state-affiliated Fana TV reported. They add to the 117 warrants issued for senior military officers it says are connected to TPLF since the conflict broke out.
At least 43 people have been killed in what the Nigerian president has described as an insane attack in north-east Nigeria on Saturday.

Boko Haram: Farm workers killed in Borno attack

At least 43 people have been killed in what the Nigerian president has described as an "insane" attack in north-east Nigeria on Saturday.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopian military has taken ‘full control’ of Tigray capital – government

Ethiopian federal forces have taken "full control" of the Tigray region's capital Mekelle, the prime minister and the military's chief of staff said on Saturday evening.
Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has urged the Federal Government to take the protection of human rights at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps seriously, especially as it concerns women.

LEDAP: 1.17 million women, over 500,000 girls displaced in Nigeria

Center for Reproductive Rights and Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has said that out of the 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Nigeria, 1.17 million are women while 510,555 are girls of reproductive age.
An Ethiopian refugee who has fled the Tigray conflict, sends a message to her mother in Ethiopia through members of the International Committee of the Red Cross. ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP

Hotline helps Ethiopians separated by conflict stay in touch

A shack covered by plastic in Sudan's Hamdayit refugee centre has become a source of smiles, sighs and tears for Ethiopian refugees, thanks to a hotline set up to trace relatives.
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13 killed in fresh Yemen clashes

Thirteen fighters were killed in an exchange of artillery fire between pro-government forces and separatists in the southern province of Abyan, military sources told AFP on Saturday.
The Tigray regional government said Saturday that Ethiopian government forces are already conducting a military offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekelle.

Ethiopian forces conducting offensive to capture Mekelle – Tigray leader

The Tigray regional government said Saturday that Ethiopian government forces are already conducting a military offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekelle.

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The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV-AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

World AIDS Day: U.S. spends $6 billion on one million patients in Nigeria

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Borno killings: House of Reps to invite President Buhari over nation’s security situation

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