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2012-02-24 11:39:59 Western Sahara - Refugee Starvation 'Could Trigger New War' [Fahamu] Saharawis are becoming increasingly impatient with the UN and many are willing to break the ceasefire between Western Sahara's liberation front, Polisario, and Morocco, which has been in place since 1991, and return to war.

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Saturday, 04-18-15, 16:13Trial of 16 Over Deadly Stadium Violence Begins[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Saturday the trial of 16 defendants accused of involvement in February's deadly football violence to May 18, during the trial's first session.
Saturday, 04-18-15, 15:34South African Workers Expelled in 'Xenophobic Revenge'[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican workers in Ressano Garcia, on the border with South Africa, on Friday expelled South Africans from their workplaces, and barricaded the road to the frontier.
Saturday, 04-18-15, 14:36Anti-Terror Border Wall Sparks Heated Debate[IRIN] Nairobi -Kenya this week began building a barrier along its entire border with Somalia, in a purported effort to prevent incursions by fighters from al-Shabab, an insurgency based mainly in Somalia which has carried out numerous attacks in Kenya, including the 2 April shooting of 147 students in the Kenyan town of Garissa.
Saturday, 04-18-15, 14:26UN Warns of Surge in People Fleeing Pre-Election Violence[UN News] The number of Burundians seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surged in recent weeks following an uptick in pre-election violence and intimidation throughout the African nation, a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.
Saturday, 04-18-15, 14:17'Unknown' Disease Hits Ondo State[Daily Trust] On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju called a press conference in Akure, the state capital, where he announced the outbreak of an unknown disease which had claimed about eighteen lives the previous day in Ode-Irele area. While confirming the figure, he also said four people were isolated at the General Hospital, Ode-Irele, the headquarters of Irele Local Government, where the disease broke.

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