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Libyan City With 125,000 Persons At Great Risk – UN

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Libyan City With 125,000 Persons At Great Risk - UN

The United Nations has expressed concern over a possible humanitarian disaster in Libya involving at least 125,000 persons in and around the Libyan city of Sirte should the mobilization of troops nearby lead to hostilities.

Libya’s U.N.-backed government, and the rival eastern-based army, have started mobilizing forces in preparation for the fight to control Sirte, some 450 kilometers east of the capital Tripoli.

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The Sirte fight is believed to be crucial for the two sides and could determine the future political scene in Libya.

The U.N says the situation could compound the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the country as cases continue to increase across Libya. Nearly four thousand cases and 83 deaths have so far been reported, most of them in the western and southern parts of the country.  Haq said the UN and humanitarian partners are at the forefront in supporting the national authorities with its COVID-19 response, particularly in the provision of health supplies and personal protection equipment.

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Nobel Laureate Launches Peace Campaign In Liberia

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Nobel laureate launches peace campaign in Liberia

Liberia’s Nobel Peace prize winner and peace activist, Leymah Roberta Gbowee will launch a campaign against election-related violence today.

Liberia is scheduled to hold mid-term senatorial elections in December.

Gbowee says the campaign will involve hundreds of young people who will be peace ambassadors.

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Gbowee urged young people not to get paid by rival politicians to propagate violence.  She said the usual $20 paid for those acts of violence has led many young persons away from paths that could have made them doctors, lawyers and scientists.  She said instead, many of the young persons are walking the streets of Monrovia maimed and as amputees.

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The campaign will also encourage voters to question those seeking elective positions.

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Uganda Eases Restrictions Despite Virus Surge

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Uganda Eases Restrictions Despite Virus Surge

The Ugandan government has announced a further easing of coronavirus Restrictions in the country, even as the covid-19 infection rate continues to rise. President Yoweri Museveni says the country cannot remain under restrictions indefinitely, citing the economy’s weakened health in the wake of the pandemic.

The president said international borders will be reopened for tourists- who would have taken coronavirus tests at least 72 hours before arrival, and taken straight to their holiday destinations. Returning Ugandan citizens, who have tested negative for COVID-19, will be allowed to self-isolate at home. The president also said, places of worship are now allowed to reopen but with a limited number of congregants.

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Other raft of measures taken by the government to keep the country running includes, lifting a ban on private and public transport in districts bordering neighboring countries, allowing resumption of outdoor sports activities with no spectators.

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Final-year students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions will resume learning in mid-October, but a decision on the other categories of learners will be made by January next year.

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The country began easing restrictions in may but rate of infection continues to rise. At least 6,000 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed with 63 deaths. The health ministry blames the rise in infections on the public’s complacency to social distancing and wearing of masks.

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Sudan To Discuss Removal From US Terrorism List In UAE

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Sudan To Discuss Removal From US Terrorism List In UAE

The Sudan has sent a high level delegation to the United Arab Emirates to negotiate with American officials, as the country pursues removal from the us list of countries that sponsor terrorism.

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The Sudanese delegation is headed by the country’s leader, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.

The Sudan was added to the list more than two decades ago in 1993 because of its support for Islamist militants, including Osama Bin Laden, who lived in the country for five years.

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As part of the negotiations, the us has asked the Sudan to pay more than $300m as compensation to the families of victims of terror attacks.

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The US government is also trying to persuade the Sudan to normalize its relations with Israel.

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