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Cameroonians Anglophone vs Francophone Conflict - Cameroon News Headline

More than 200,000 Cameroonians have fled their homes in the volatile western regions since late last year, in addition to at least 21,000 who have fled into Nigeria, said the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). “I am very worried about the situation,” said Traore of OCHA. “Unfortunately we are not expecting any improvement anytime soon.”
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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 when he asked the Latin American state for asylum. The 47-year-old was wanted by Sweden on sexual assault allegations, but feared the extradition would lead to him being transferred to the US and prosecuted without a fair trial.

The US has been saying that Assange was “engaged in terrorism,” with Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, last year calling his arrest a “priority.” Over the years, WikiLeaks has published hundreds of thousands of classified US files, including the cables on the Iraq War, leaked by whistleblower Chelsea Manning in 2010.Read More →

Racism, Prejudice Against Ethnic Minorities - Hong Kong News Headline

Camy Lok Mei-ching, in her 50s, is married to 45-year-old Nigerian, Ezeakunne Sylvester, and has been leading a lonely battle against what she says is a clear-cut case of racial discrimination – part of a long-standing yet often neglected problem in Hong Kong.

“They say they fear a rise in crimes [if the centre is located there],” Lok says of her detractors. “It’s such a ridiculous excuse. Every time our association wants to do something, we are chased away like stray dogs.”Read More →

Knesset - Israel Headline News in Politics

Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid. “This is a defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset after the vote. Read More →

Abdul Aziz

When Abdul Aziz reached Australia’s Christmas Island aboard a smuggler’s boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed. “I believe no matter how long we spend on this island, we are not going to go to Australia,” Abdul Aziz said.Read More →

Palestinian worker walks next to trucks loaded with sacks of cement at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on its way from Israel to Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until Sunday but will allow food and essential medication to cross. Commercial cargo was suspended last week.Read More →

Gaza, Palestinians Protest Against Israel - Palestine News

Israel unleashed its biggest air strikes on the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war Saturday, killing two Palestinians, while dozens of rockets targeted Israel, but Hamas said a ceasefire had been reached late in the day. Thick plumes of smoke rose over parts of the Gaza Strip as Israel hit dozens of targets it said belonged to militants, including a high-rise building allegedly used by Hamas as a training facility with a tunnel underneath.Read More →

Rohingya Families - Myanmar

Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good match for my daughter Una Jamin, you can arrange her wedding,” he urged her in the letter. “Don’t worry, there is no problem in jail.” Read More →

Liu Xiaobo - Hong Kong News

A veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Liu died from liver cancer while serving an 11-year sentence for “subversion” on the mainland. Dozens of pro-democracy campaigners gathered outside China’s liaison office in the semi-autonomous city, ahead of a larger public memorial event due to take place in the evening.Read More →