International Committee of the Red Cross

By IAfrica
In Eritrea
Apr 14th, 2014
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Eritreans in Djibouti: Photo Meskerem  — The Djiboutian government has handed 267 Eritreans, seized during a three-day border conflict in 2008, over to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), presidential adviser Najib Ali Tahir said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. “Some of them are military deserters...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 6th, 2014
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by Judi Rever Joel Mutabazi, a former presidential bodyguard facing terrorism charges in Rwanda, is a shadow of his former self. “He’s like a skeleton,” said his emotionally frayed wife Gloria Kayitesi in an interview, commenting on pictures of him splashed on the Internet. Shackled and abased, Mutab...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 29th, 2013
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By Eric Reeves As the world reacts with horror to chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Syria, and watches with grim anticipation as an American military response takes shape, there appears to be little “band-width” for other international news. It is all easy too overlook the much more widespread...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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(IRIN) – Hunger in Mali has reached crisis levels in the northern Kidal Region and has reached critical levels in Gao and Timbuktu regions, according to food security agencies and the government’s early warning body. One in five households in Gao and Timbuktu are facing severe food shortages, w...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 21st, 2013
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The extraordinary resilience of Somalis in decades of conflict is honoured in a photo exhibition marking the 150th year of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The film uses interviews, historical images and archive footage to show how the ICRC and Somali Red Crescent have worked with ordinary So...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 11th, 2013
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More than 100 people were killed in a violence-prone region of South Sudan when one tribe attacked another while cattle were being moved across land, officials said Sunday. Kuol Manyang Juuk, the governor of Jonglei state, said 103 people died in the Friday clash in Akobo County. Juuk said 17 of the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Jul 10th, 2012
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The sounds of shuffling feet and the occasional wheelbarrow fill the air on the road to Goma, with hundreds of civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing new fighting between rebels and the Congolese army. Many of them carry all they own on their backs as they pass government troops, and e...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jun 6th, 2012
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A bomb went off outside the US embassy offices in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi Tuesday night, causing minor damage to its main gate. A US embassy official in Tripoli told BBC that no one was injured in the attack, by unknown assailants. The US official deplored the attack and asked the Libyan ...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 25th, 2012
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JUBA — South Sudan on Wednesday freed 14 Sudanese prisoners of war as a “goodwill gesture” despite weeks of fierce fighting along their contested border. “It is a goodwill gesture… on a humanitarian basis,” said ministry of defence official General Kuol Deng Abot, as the...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 21st, 2012
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Ouagadougou – More than 35 000 refugees from Mali have crossed into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger to flee fighting between Tuareg rebels and government forces, officials said on Monday. “Niger to date has more than 23 000 refugees from Mali, mostly along our border with Mali,”...