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Harris to Be Sworn In by Justice Sotomayor at Inauguration

WASHINGTON – Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with

At Least 48 Dead in Militia Attack on El Geneina, West Darfur, says SUNA A

KHARTOUM – At least 48 people died and 97 people were injured in a militia attack on the West Darfur city of El Geneina on Saturday, Sudan’s state news agency SUNA said, citing a local doctors union. The attack came just weeks after U.N. peacekeepers began withdrawing from the region, where violence is increasing, and

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

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

UN Urges US to Reverse Houthi Terror Designation

NEW YORK – The U.N.’s humanitarian chief warns that if Washington’s new terrorist designation of Houthi rebels in Yemen is not reversed, it could drastically impact aid imports and push the already desperate country into a large-scale famine. “The most urgent priority in Yemen right now is to prevent a massive famine,” Mark Lowcock will