HAITIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS LANGUISH IN MEXICO

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Amid a surge of migrants at the US/Mexico border, are a group of people that is often left out of the narrative. There are currently around 4,000 people from Haiti living in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Awaiting the resolution of asylum cases, this Haitian population faces rising levels of discrimination from both the…

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TSJAD STAAR ONSEKERHEID IN DIE GESIG TERWYL HERVERKOSE PRESIDENT OP VOORSTE LINIE STERF

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Die president van Tsjad, Idriss Deby, sterf op 20 April, een dag nadat hy as die wenner van die land se presidentsverkiesing verklaar is. Dít tydens ’n besoek aan troepe op die voorste linie wat teen rebelle uit die noorde geveg het. Die skielike en misterieuse dood van een van die langsdienende Afrika-presidente het kommer…

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SOMALI PRESIDENT SIGNS CONTROVERSIAL MEASURE EXTENDING TERM BY TWO YEARS

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By Donnelly McCleland Somalia has accused some of its foreign backers of undermining its sovereignty after the embattled government was threatened with sanctions over a decision to extend its mandate by two years. Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed [commonly known as Farmajo] on Wednesday [14 April] signed into law a “special resolution” extending his time…

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DENEMARKE – EERSTE EU-LAND WAT VERBLYFPERMITTE VAN SOMMIGE SIRIËRS HERROEP

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Denemarke is die eerste Europese land wat die hernuwing van verblyfpermitte vir Siriese vlugtelinge weier, op grond daarvan dat sommige dele van Sirië veilig genoeg is om na toe terug te keer. Die hernuwing van ten minste 189 Siriërs se tydelike verblyfpermitte is geweier vanweë ’n verslag wat sê dat die veiligheidsituasie in Sirië “aansienlik…

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CHAD FACES UNCERTAINTY AS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT DIES ON FRONTLINE

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On 20 April, the day after Chad’s President Idriss Deby was declared the winner of the country’s presidential election, Mr Deby died while visiting troops on the frontline of a fight against northern rebels. The sudden and mysterious death of one of the longest-serving African presidents – described as a ‘strongman,’ and seen as a…

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DENMARK BECOMES FIRST EU COUNTRY TO REVOKE RESIDENCY PERMITS FOR SOME SYRIANS

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Denmark has become the first European country to deny the renewal of residency permits for Syrian refugees, arguing that some parts of Syria are safe enough to return to. The renewal of temporary residency permits has been denied to at least 189 Syrians because of a report that states Syria’s security has “improved significantly.” In…

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GEWELD DUUR VOORT IN NOORD-IERLAND ONDANKS POGINGS OM ONLUSTE TE BEËINDIG

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Gewelddadige onluste in stede in Noord-Ierland – waaronder Belfast, Carrickfergus, Ballymena en Newtownabbey – duur sedert 30 Maart voort. Die onrus het hoofsaaklik uit lojalistegemeenskappe en protestantse gebiede, waar die “Noord-Ierse-protokol” – deel van die Brexit-verdrag – sterk betwis word omdat dit hul verhouding met Groot-Brittanje belemmer. As deel van die ooreenkoms is ’n nuwe…

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TENSIONS BETWEEN U.S. AND CHINA CONTINUE TO RISE OVER TAIWAN

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By Alex Pollock The State Department has announced that it will make it easier for US officials to meet Taiwanese representatives, defying pressure from China at a time of high tensions, and as the US Congress considers sweeping legislation to counter Beijing’s influence. The United States still considers Beijing to be China’s legitimate government, consistent…

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WAPENSTILSTAND WORD GEVRA IN JEMEN SE STRATEGIESE STAD MARIB, TERWYL GEVEGTE TOENEEM

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Die stryd om die strategiese stad Marib in Jemen het op 10 April verskerp, toe die Saoedi-gesteunde regeringsmagte probeer het om die Iran-gesteunde Houthi-rebellevegters af te weer. Die Houthi’s – wat die hoofstad Sanaa beset, tesame met ’n groot deel van Noord-Jemen – probeer sedert Februarie op dié stad beslag lê, maar onlangse gevegte was…

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VIOLENCE IN NORTHERN IRELAND CONTINUES DESPITE EFFORTS TO END THE RIOTS

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Violent riots in towns and cities across Northern Ireland – including Belfast, Carrickfergus, Ballymena and Newtownabbey – have been ongoing since 30 March. The unrest erupted mainly in loyalist, protestant areas where the ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’, included in the Brexit deal, is highly contested because it impedes their relationship with Great Britain. As part of…

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