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Bad neighbors on the Korean Peninsula

International | North Korea reneges on several peace resolutions
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/26/20, 05:31 pm

The North Korean military on Tuesday reinstalled about 20 loudspeakers along the Demilitarized Zone with South Korea, suggesting a return to psychological warfare. Pyongyang has spent the past several weeks backpedaling on many peace agreements it reached with its southern neighbor in 2018.

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Mediterranean migrants have no place to land

International | Border closures due to the coronavirus pandemic further fuel a European crisis
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/15/20, 02:54 pm

The merchant vessel Marina was heading to the international shipping hub at Malta Freeport when the Maltese government ordered it to undertake a rescue mission. The ship’s 13 crew members obeyed, and on May 3, they took in 78 migrants from Libya they found drifting off southern Italy near the island of Lampedusa in a wooden boat with a busted engine.

The Marina’s crew had insufficient food and water for such a large group. None of them had experience with migrant rescues. And when the boat neared Malta, border officials refused to let the passengers come ashore.

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Associated Press/Photo by Brian Inganga

Flooding kills hundreds in East Africa

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/07/20, 11:43 am

More than 260 people have died as heavy rain swept through Kenya, Rwanda, and Somalia in recent weeks. Kenya bore the brunt of the damage, with officials on Wednesday saying floods led to the death of at least 194 people and displaced more than 100,000 others. Rwanda reported 55 deaths, while at least 16 died in Somalia.

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