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    UN Says It Alone Cannot Remove S. Sudanese Rebels From DRC The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said Wednesday that it could not take sole responsibility for removing 750 disarmed South Sudanese fighters from the country. A spokesman for the mission, known as MONUSCO, said it had flown the South Sudanese to several camps in the...

    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...

    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...

    Public Boarding Schools in Nigeria's Borno State Set to Reopen Seventeen-year-old Abdulkadir Abdullahi stands in his bedroom looking at his new school uniform — a white, long-sleeved shirt with a button-down collar and navy blue pants. On Monday, he'll put them on, along with a new pair of sparkling white tennis shoes. He'll stuff his new textbooks inside his brand-new...

    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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