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Iraq unrest persists

International | Protesters demand more than quick fixes
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/12/19, 05:26 pm

At least 12 protesters died over the weekend as Iraqi security forces continued to crack down on demonstrations. The unrest that began Oct. 1 shows no sign of abating as protesters call for an overhaul of Iraq’s political system and blame neighboring Iran for its role in the country’s plight.

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Burkina Faso’s insecurity persists

International | Christians and other groups face continuous attacks from extremist groups
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/19, 03:29 pm

Suspected extremists in Burkina Faso targeted passengers traveling on the highway between the capital city of Ouagadougou and the northern town of Djibo in September. The insurgents separated Christians from Muslims and asked the Christians to pay jizyaa tax for non-Muslims in a Muslim territory—worth $34, according to Edward Clancy, director of outreach with Aid to the Church in Need.

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Common ground

International | Protesters around the world voice similar complaints
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/29/19, 12:18 pm

Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia, Spain, took a break from their usual demonstrations on Thursday and gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in Barcelona. They sang, “Glory to Hong Kong,” and called for an end to police violence against protesters in the semi-autonomous territory in China.

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