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U.S. honors religious freedom fighters

International | The State Department recognizes awardees at its recent religious freedom conference
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/23/19, 02:54 pm

The United States last week honored six advocates fighting against religious violence and discrimination with the first-ever International Religious Freedom awards.

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Associated Press/Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko (file)

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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Associated Press/Photo by Frank Franklin II (file)

Gambians march over rape accusations against former president

International | Commission also accuses Yahya Jammeh of financial misconduct
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/09/19, 03:36 pm

Hundreds of activists turned out last week for a solidarity march in support of three women and several witnesses who accused former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh of sexual assault and described the attacks in shocking detail.

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