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Afghanistan and the Taliban hail progress in talks

International | Uncertainty remains over the insurgent group’s commitment to peace
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/16/19, 05:57 pm

A group of delegates from the Afghan government and the Taliban last week approved a “roadmap for peace” during a conference on ending the 18-year civil war. The meeting produced one of the most detailed peace plans yet, but uncertainty remains over the absence of a cease-fire agreement and the Taliban’s commitment to the discussions.

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Ebola reaches Congo-Rwanda border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/16/19, 10:01 am

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday confirmed the first Ebola case in the city of Goma along the border with Rwanda since the outbreak began nearly a year ago. The health ministry said the case involves a pastor who traveled by bus from one of the worst-hit towns of Butembo to Goma after he fell sick on Tuesday.

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Congolese warlord guilty on all counts

International | Bosco Ntaganda was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/08/19, 12:34 pm

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: The International Criminal Court found former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty on 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the mineral-rich northeastern region of Ituri between 2002 and 2003. The 45-year-old warlord known in the decadeslong civil war as “The Terminator” for ordering the massacre, rape, and enslavement of civilians, surrendered to the U.S.

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