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International aid workers killed in Ethiopian conflict

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/20, 06:59 am

The Danish Refugee Council on Friday said three of its staffers who worked as guards at a project site in the warring region of Tigray in Ethiopia have died. In a separate statement, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said one worker died in Hitsats refugee camp in the town of Shire. 

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to new cease-fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/10/20, 03:48 am

The Russia-backed deal signed early on Tuesday will include territorial concessions and the involvement of Russian peacekeepers. Armenia and Azerbaijan violated previous peace agreements in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh minutes after they began. Nagorno-Karabakh is in the majority Muslim nation of Azerbaijan, but Armenian Christians have populated the area since 1994.

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Surviving a rekindled conflict

Azerbaijan | Armenian Christians mourn and seek refuge while a border battle flares
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/21/20, 05:35 pm

Pastor Vazgen Zohrabyan stood outside Abovyan City Church. Behind him on this Tuesday in October, children strolled in and out of the church doors, which stood open beneath a brown illuminated cross. Three children ran past, playing and laughing. “I’m so happy to see them with smiles on their faces,” he said.

The kids are among more than 2,000 mostly women and children who fled Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory inside Azerbaijan, since fighting that began Sept. 27 revived a long-simmering conflict. 

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