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UN seeks more peacekeeping troops for CAR as violence surges.

Officials say the situation has been deteriorating in the southeast of the country since US special forces withdrew. They were hunting for war crimes suspect Joseph Kony who heads the violent Lord's Resistance Army.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Udacity Robotics video series: Interview with Abdelrahman Elogeel from Amazon Robotics.

Mike Salem from Udacity's Robotics Nanodegree is hosting a series of interviews with professional roboticists as part of their free online material. This week we're featuring Mike's interview with Abdelrahman Elogeel. Abdelrahman is a Software Development Engineer in the Core Machine Learning team at Amazon Robotics. His ...

- Robohub - CH

For Muslim Relief Workers, Faith and Charity Form Inextricable Bond.

When Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Coast, volunteers of the Islamic Circle of North America arranged shelter. After it passed, they provided relief — from flood-damaged homes in Naples to uprooted tree trunk clearings in Cooper City, Florida. Abdulrauf Khan, a Pakistani immigrant and assistant executive director ...

- Voice of America - US

South Sudan Opposes IGAD Proposal to Allow Free Movement Within E. African Bloc.

Most members of IGAD back a proposal to allow free movement of citizens within the East African bloc – but are facing resistance from South Sudan, where officials remain cool to the measure.   Officials and diplomats from the eight-nation bloc discussed the free movement proposal in Juba this week, along with trade, ...

- Voice of America - US

Sudanese officials optimistic of full lifting of U.S. sanctions.

September 20, 2017 - A number of Sudanese officials have expressed optimism over the full lift of more than 20 years of U.S. sanctions against Khartoum. Washington is involved in a five-track engagement process with the Sudan over the permanent lift of sanctions on Sudan. The process includes the fight against terrorism, ...

- - FR

Congolese cultural leader detained at Nalufenya.

Mr Abdulrazak Kalemire , the cultural leader of the Nande territory of Beni in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested by police at Mpondwe border post in Kasese District

- Daily Monitor - UG

Why the gov't's reversal of LRA amendments does not hold water.

MP SPEAKS | 'If it was good law in 2009, why did it suddenly become unconstitutional in 2017?'

- Malaysiakini - MY

Giving Voice to Victims at the ICC.

Expand A community member in Lukodi stands next to a memorial of a May 19, 2004 massacre, one of the atrocities for which Dominic Ongwen is facing charges before the International Criminal Court. Over 4,000 victims are participating in the trial.  © 2016 G. GT. Testimony before the International Criminal Court resumed ...

- Human Rights Watch - US