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Since the famine was declared on Feb. 20 in parts of South Sudan, the United Nations and its partners have delivered food to nearly 114,000 people across four locations in Mayendit county and to nearly 25,500 people in two locations in Koch county.
Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned in a new report on Tuesday.
Three police officers were injured late on Sunday as a suicide bomber blew himself out near a police station in the eastern province of Constantine, local media reported.
The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health.
The following are news items in South African major media outlets on Wednesday.
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out Saturday (Jan 21) from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.
West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh to step aside.
At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.
A UN peacekeeper from Bangladesh was fatally shot by attackers in Central African Republic, UN spokesman Stephan Dujarric said Friday.