Conflicts and natural disasters forced tens of millions to flee within their own country last year, pushing the number of internally displaced people to a record high, monitors said Thursday.
Nearly 60m people internally displaced worldwide in 2021
US President Joe Biden has ordered the reestablishment of a US troop presence in Somalia to help local authorities combat the Al-Shabaab militant group, a senior American official told reporters Monday.
Biden reestablishes US troop presence inside Somalia
The president of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies rebuked what he said was Europe’s starkly different treatment of African migrants compared to those from Ukraine.
Double standard in Europe’s treatment of Ukrainian, African migrants: IFRC
Police in Somalia on Saturday announced a curfew in the capital Mogadishu, citing security concerns as they barred all public activity except emergency services until Sunday’s long-overdue presidential election is completed.
Somalia imposes election curfew in capital
At least 11 Egyptian troops, including an officer, were killed Saturday in a terrorist attack on a water pumping station east of the Suez Canal, the military said.
Egypt says terrorists kill 11 troops east of Suez Canal
'More than 3,000 lost in sea crossings to Europe in 2021'
UNHCR appeals for urgent action amid soaring deaths at sea
At least 213 people were killed in three days of violence between Arab and non-Arab groups in Sudan's West Darfur, the state governor said, giving the first official toll for recent clashes.
Clashes in Sudan's West Darfur killed over 210: Governor
The scion of Pakistan's most influential political dynasty was appointed foreign minister on Wednesday, the latest step up a ladder likely to take Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to the top of the country's leadership.
Young Bhutto scion appointed Pakistan foreign minister
More than 100 people were killed overnight in an explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria's Rivers and Imo states, a local government official and an environmental group said.
Explosion at Nigerian illegal oil refinery kills over 100
Twenty million people are at risk of starvation this year as delayed rains worsen an already brutal drought in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, the UN warned on Tuesday.
20 million risk starvation as Horn of Africa drought worsens: UN

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