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After 31-mile trek in tunnel, Sudanese man granted asylum in UK

After 31-mile trek in tunnel, Sudanese man granted asylum in UK

| January 5, 2016

(GIN)—As the U.S. marks “National Migration Week” from Jan 3 to Jan 9, another record for migration endurance was set this week with the walk to freedom by Abdul Rahman Haroun of Sudan. Haroun, 40, was reported to have walked almost the entire length of the 31-mile Channel tunnel from France to the UK where […]

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Sudanese refugees shot by Egyptians as anti-migrant fever takes hold

Sudanese refugees shot by Egyptians as anti-migrant fever takes hold

| November 17, 2015

(GIN)—Egyptian border police shot and killed 15 Sudanese asylum seekers and wounded eight in an uptick in the use of force against migrants fleeing political violence in their home countries. The refugees were attempting to enter Israel on Sunday when they were gunned down by the Egyptian guards. Published reports said the victims were traveling […]

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U.S. joins African nations selling land to ‘water barons’

U.S. joins African nations selling land to ‘water barons’

| November 3, 2015

(GIN)—A Saudi company which owns close to 10,000 acres of Arizona farmland is beginning to drain irreplaceable groundwater for its alfalfa cultivation. Media reports of the development stunned some Americans more used to hearing that news from Africa. Almarai, the Saudi dairy giant, purchased the land in Vicksburg last year for $47.5 million after the […]

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Israeli police investigate ‘lynching’ of African asylum seeker

Israeli police investigate ‘lynching’ of African asylum seeker

| October 20, 2015

(GIN)—The murder of an African bystander mistaken for an assailant has renewed harsh criticism of excessive force used by Israeli security forces against Africans and Palestinians. The bystander, Haftom Zarhum, was shot by an Israeli guard and then kicked to death by a mob as he lay bleeding. He was part of the large Eritrean […]

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All is not ‘hunky-dory’ in Africa, says billionaire Mo Ibrahim

All is not ‘hunky-dory’ in Africa, says billionaire Mo Ibrahim

| October 6, 2015

(GIN)—The cheap gas boom has not been the best of news for African countries where oil and other raw materials have been the basis of their export economies since colonial times. Gas and oil are not the only raw materials to suffer as economies in Asia and the west contract and investors take wait and […]

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South Africa rebuked for allowing wanted Sudan leader to fly home after confab

South Africa rebuked for allowing wanted Sudan leader to fly home after confab

| June 16, 2015

(GIN)–In a closely-watched meeting of African Union leaders, the presence of alleged war criminal Omar al-Bashir, president of Sudan, neither produced an arrest or interference with his departure, outraging international rights activists and the International Criminal Court which is seeking his prosecution for the alleged massacre of civilians in Darfur in 2003. President Al Bashir […]

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Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

| April 28, 2015

(GIN)–Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration. Muhammadu Buhari pledged to pursue the claim of former Central Bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended last year by former president Goodluck Jonathan after […]

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Sudanese leader presumed winner in largely uncontested poll

Sudanese leader presumed winner in largely uncontested poll

| April 14, 2015

(GIN)–Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is predicted to roll up an easy victory in national polls this week, adding another five year term to his already 26 years in office. Voting began Monday and will continue for three days. More than 13 million people are registered to vote at some 11,000 polling stations around the country. […]

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ICC drops Darfur case, seeks surrender of Simone Gbago

ICC drops Darfur case, seeks surrender of Simone Gbago

| December 19, 2014

(GIN)–The list of war crimes being investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) is growing smaller. Earlier this month, the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya was dismissed after witnesses became unavailable to testify and the government rejected the court’s jurisdiction over the charges. This week, Fatou Bensouda, International Criminal Court prosecutor, suspended investigations […]

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U.S. losing clout among entrenched African leaders

U.S. losing clout among entrenched African leaders

(GIN)—In his just concluded Africa tour, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was striking few deals with African leaders who are intently pursuing their own agendas on elections, the construction of schools, hospitals, roads and bridges and on curbing rampant corruption in the region. In fact, Mr. Kerry had barely finished his visit to the […]

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