Conflict and arms

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‘There are snakes – but we attack the fires’: refugees fight flames in the Sahara
Malian volunteers from a huge camp in Mauritania work tirelessly to put out blazes that threaten homes and land – and all without using water

Nick Roll in Bassikounou, photographs by Guy Peterson

08, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Death toll reaches 36 in eastern DRC as protesters turn on UN peacekeepers
With elections due next year, analysts fear political motives could be driving the rising violence and tensions in the region

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

05, Aug, 2022 @8:27 AM

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‘Don’t know if they are alive’: anguish of Tigrayan families cut off by telecom shutdown
The ‘partial blockade’ of the war-torn Ethiopian region has added to Tigrayans’ fears and distress

Fred Harter

29, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Eritrean refugees say they are being arbitrarily detained in Ethiopian camps
Exclusive: Tigrinya speakers say they face beatings, detention and privation, and blame UN for ‘abandoning’ them, despite right to be in Ethiopia

Lucy Kassa

28, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘It shouldn’t be happening again’: M23 rebels return to wreak havoc in DRC
Ten years ago, M23 rebels forced thousands from their homes in North Kivu until they were defeated. But now they are back

Mélanie Gouby in Goma

18, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Gang warfare traps thousands in Haiti slum as fuel crisis add to desperation
Calls for aid to be let into Port-au-Prince district after weeks of violence leave dozens dead and cut supplies of food and water

Joe Parkin Daniels

16, Jul, 2022 @6:45 AM

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‘It’s death either way’: desperate Tigrayans flee starvation and forced conscription
People risk dangerous smuggling routes only to be held to ransom in detention camps before being allowed to continue to safety

Lucy Kassa

20, Jun, 2022 @11:56 AM

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More than 4,000 arrested in Amhara as Ethiopia cracks down on militia
At least 19 journalists caught up in mass detentions after government moves against Fano, its former ally in Tigray conflict

Guardian reporter

30, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘You hear bullets, you run’: Congolese refugees stream over Uganda’s border
As thousands flee the latest fighting in DRC to join 1.5m already in Uganda, the UN’s food aid agency is stretched as never before

Patience Akumu

27, May, 2022 @6:15 AM

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‘I saw an oncologist cry’: Tigray cancer patients sent home to die for lack of drugs
Doctors call for international help as Ethiopia civil war leaves terminally ill being treated with paracetamol in Mekelle hospital

Lizzy Davies

25, May, 2022 @5:15 AM

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‘Global crisis’ of violence: 161 healthcare workers were killed last year, study finds
Report by SHCC catalogues more than 180 incidents of attacks on hospitals with 320 health workers wounded in 49 conflict zones

Nicola Kelly

24, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Twenty-five ethnic Pamiris killed by security forces in Tajikistan protests
Escalating tensions erupt into regime-backed violence against the minority group in the autonomous region of Gorno-Badakhshan

Lorenzo Tondo

19, May, 2022 @1:13 PM

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