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The UN Human Rights Office called for independent investigations, adding that those responsible for abuses should be held accountable
'Our findings show that the number of dead are 303, injured people are 369 and there were 1,539 burnt homes,' Endale said
John Nkengasong, head of the Africa CDC said the main reason was to avoid duplicating COVAX's efforts by the World Health Organization-backed COVAX facility, which will continue to supply AstraZeneca to Africa
'There is no room to talk about the military option. We are now talking about political options,' Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi told reporters in Doha
They discussed critical steps to address the crisis, including expanded humanitarian access, cessation of hostilities, departure of foreign troops and independent investigations into human rights violations, the White House said
Sudan's government has declared a state of emergency in the region
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Troops attached to the UN mission, known as MONUSCO, killed one person during a protest in the rural area of Oicha, its mayor Nicolas Kikuku told Reuters
The funding brought the total US contribution for Tigray to $305 million and that the contributions, along with a US team on the ground, would support food, water, shelter and medical care to more than three million people
Tribal clashes that erupted over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan's western Darfur region have killed at least 40 people and wounded around 60 others, the U.N. said
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Monday with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on efforts to advance the peace process and promote political reforms, the State Department said in a statement
The incident is the latest in the troubled region since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers
The consulate will be opened by the Moroccan and Senegalese foreign ministers in the Atlantic city of Dakhla, making Senegal the 22nd nation to establish a diplomatic mission in the territory
In 2018, South Sudan ended five years of civil war that killed an estimated 400,000 people, but President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar's disagreements kept the peace process from being fully finalised
'We hope this aids them in finding some resolution for the terrible tragedies that occurred,' Blinken said in a statement
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