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By Olive Mukahirwa DRC reintroduces death penalty. The government of the Democratic Republic of...

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News in Brief: ZIMBABWE

An inflation rate of 40% and a 250% increase in the price of fuel in Zimbabwe led union leaders to call for a three-day national strike beginning January 14. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government reacted to the strike by...

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News in Brief: REFUGEES

Civic leaders attended a high-level meeting at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in December to discuss protection and assistance for refugees and stateless people who are living in cities. They noted the positive...

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News in Brief: NIGERIA

In the past few months, an estimated 15,000 people have fled to neighboring Chad and Cameroon from the violence that has broken out in Borno State, Nigeria. Cameroon has hosted refugees for many years, and at present there are...

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News in Brief: MAINECARE

Governor Mills issued an executive order to expand Medicaid (known in Maine as MaineCare) on her first day in office. More than 500 people have already received coverage under the expansion and DHHS is busy processing...

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News in Brief: US CENSUS

A federal judge ruled January 15 that a question about citizenship cannot be included in the 2020 census. The lawsuit was brought by the ACLU, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Arnold & Porter. The trial took place over...

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