Matthew Lee
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/ 6 March 2007

Darfur tops US list for abuse of human rights

The continuing genocide in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region was the world’s worst human rights abuse last year, the United States said on Tuesday in a global report that found freedoms were eroding in numerous other nations, including US allies Afghanistan and Iraq. The State Department also criticised Russia for a ”further erosion of government accountability”.

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/ 16 November 2006

On brink of war, Somalia faces severe flooding

Unusually heavy seasonal rains are threatening Somalia with its worst floods in 50 years while the impoverished Horn of Africa country teeters on the brink of all-out war. As forces loyal to the government and the Islamist movement gird for full-scale conflict that many fear could engulf the wider region, about 50 000 Somalis have been displaced by devastating and deadly floods.