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South Sudanese refugee James Malish, whose mother and sister recently died days apart, visits their graves on June 5, 2017, at Bidi Bidi, the world's largest refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. Refugees sheltering here are having to learn new ways of life and death, and when they die, their families face a dilemma: bury them without the traditional customs, or carry them home and face war again.<br>Ben Curtis/AP

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home, the United Nations says in a new report.

Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'

Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country.


Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

Egypt's president on Saturday ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, following through on his assertion earlier this week that the matter was closed.


US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization.

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police said Thursday.


New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

A new report by Amnesty International says South Sudanese forces burned, shelled and ransacked homes between January and May, killing civilians and forcing thousands like Koolekheh from the Shilluk ethnic minority to flee.


US airstrike kills 8 militants in Somalia

A U.S. airstrike killed eight militants Sunday in Somalia, where in recent months an Islamic extremist group has intensified operations against U.S.-backed forces and “cemented its control of southern and central Somalia,” the military said.


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