UN Rushing to Relocate Ethiopian Refugees Away From Sudanese Border

GENEVA – The United Nations and other agencies are rushing to relocate thousands of refugees camped out along the disputed Sudan-Ethiopia border to safer areas further away. Tensions along the border region between Sudan and Ethiopia have grown since the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province started in early November. Since then, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that more than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled for safety across the border into Sudan. The agency reports between 200 and 500 refugees continue to arrive every day at two border…

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UN Says Breakthrough Achieved in Libya Transition Talks

CAIRO – The top U.N. official for Libya said Saturday that an advisory committee for representatives of Libya’s different regions has proposed a way forward for choosing a transitional government that would lead the war-torn country to elections late this year. The talks in Geneva, structured around the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, have been taking place amid a heavy international push to reach a peaceful settlement to Libya’s civil war. Previous diplomatic initiatives have all collapsed. U.N. acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told a news conference in Geneva that…

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