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Egypt: Five years on the revolution lives, say activists

By: Cecily Hilleary Source: VOA News WASHINGTON— The streets of Egypt’s cities were somber Monday, the five-year anniversary of the January 25th “Day of Rage” against poverty, joblessness, political corruption and most notably, the three-decade regime of President Hosni Mubarak. Within weeks, the millions who occupied Tahrir Square and streets across the nation toppled Mubarak and began what they hoped was a path to change. Egyptian state media reported Monday there were minor anti-government protests in several governorates.  There were no official reports of casualties. Egypt’s Middle East News Agency also reports that dozens of pro-government demonstrators marched in Tahrir Square,...

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Ethiopia drought hits children as hard as war in Syria

By: Agencies Source: MWC News The UN says the worst drought in 30 years in Ethiopia means 400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and more than 10 million people need food aid. It has appealed for a $50m cash injection to help the country deal with its worst drought in decades. Save the Children, the international non-governmental organisation, says the drought in Ethiopia represents as big a potential threat to children’s lives as the war in Syria. “We only have two emergencies in the world that we have categorised as category one. Syria is one and Ethiopia is the second. And so we’ve said we need to raise $100m for this response,” said...

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Al-Qaida attack in Burkina Faso Hotel ends

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Burkina Faso government officials say the siege of an upscale hotel that killed at least 23 people in the capital, Ouagadougou, has ended. Interior Minister Simon Campaore said Saturday that the victims from 18 countries died in the attack at the Splendid Hotel, adding that more than 150 hostages were rescued in a security operation but a number of them were wounded. Campaore said that three militant jihadists were killed in the attack, two women and one man. Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who took office last month, visited the hotel Saturday and called the attack “cowardly and vile.” Kabore said that the country will not back...

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