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Humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso worsens as armed attacks persist: UN

UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (Xinhua) — The humanitarian emergency in Burkina Faso is worsening as recurrent armed attacks and insecurity continue to force people to flee their homes, a UN spokesman said Thursday. "Nearly 220,000 people are now …Read more





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Africa Amnesty International Report 2012 – Regional Overview for Africa

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