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    Rights Group: UN Peacekeepers Failed in South Sudan United Nations peacekeepers failed in their mission to protect civilians during an outbreak of fighting in South Sudan in July, a rights group said. Peacekeepers abandoned their posts or cowered in place, and then used tear gas on frightened civilians who sought shelter at the U.N. base, the U.S.-based Center for Civilians in...

    China Denies Allegations its Peacekeepers Abandoned S. Sudan Posts China's defense ministry has rejected as "malicious speculation" allegations by a U.S.-based group that Chinese peacekeepers had abandoned their posts in South Sudan in July instead of protecting civilians. Chinese troops are part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, which has been ravaged by conflict between rival forces loyal...

    Nobel Laureate Tutu Celebrates 85th Birthday, Giving Thanks Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu shed tears of gratitude on his 85th birthday on Friday in South Africa, where he presided over a cathedral Mass despite his poor health. Separately, in a newspaper column, the former archbishop said he would like to have the option of a "dignified assisted death'' when the time...

    President Says New Ivory Coast Constitution Way to ‘Move Past Crisis’ Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara presented the draft of the new constitution to parliament Wednesday. Among the reforms is the removal of a clause that helped trigger civil war five years ago.  The clause, Article 35, required that both parents of presidential candidates be natural-born Ivory Coast citizens, according to...

    Morocco's PJD Wins Most Seats in Parliamentary Election Morocco's Islamist Justice and Development Party won the largest number of seats in the country's new parliament, according to election results announced Saturday, but it will need to form a coalition government with several smaller parties because it lacks a majority. Interior Minister Mohammed Hassad announced the results, which indicated that outgoing Prime...

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