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Some 44,000 Persons Registered As Missing In Africa – ICRC

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Some 44,000 Persons Registered As Missing In Africa - ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says more than 40,000 persons across Africa are registered as missing as a result of conflict, migration and climate shocks.

ICRC says almost half of them are children where conflicts in Ethiopia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and Cameroon are having a big impact.

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It also says the situation is most severe in north-east Nigeria and the Coronavirus pandemic has made the job of finding missing relatives even harder.

The body says more than 20,000 persons are registered as missing, in north-eastern Nigeria.

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Also in Libya, the ICRC says there’s been an increase in the number of people whose relatives are missing – most of them young men who entered the country on the migration route to Europe.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) teams are also searching for more than 5,000 persons in South Sudan – some who were abducted by an armed group four years ago.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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