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EGYPT: Refugee boat carrying hundreds capsizes

A refugee boat carrying 600 people — including Syrians, Egyptians, and Africans — capsized earlier this week on the coast of Kafr el-Sheikh. This capsize led to the deaths of 43 people; 154 were rescued. The boat was allegedly heading to Italy, as an increasing number of people from Libya and Egypt are attempting to flee to Europe. Approximately 206,400 refugees have migrated through the Mediterranean in 2016, with 2,800 deaths occurring due to at-sea risks.

With files from Al Jazeera

 

NIGERIA: Boko Haram and Nigerian military in Borno

The military army of Nigeria and regional troops engaged in battle on the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram to gain possession of Malam Fatori, a town to the northeast of Borno state. The terrorist group has caused destruction throughout Borno. The group had pledged allegiance to ISIL in 2015, and has displaced two million or more within the country over the course of seven years. The Nigerian army’s spokesperson reported that the operation of taking control of Malam Fatori is ongoing.

With files from Al Jazeera

US: Racial tensions call for state of emergency: North Carolina

Adding to the list of police brutality in the US is Keith Lamont Scott. The 43-year-old man was shot dead by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 20. This death has mobilized mass protests, which have resulted in a shooting and injuries. Governor Pat McCrory called for a state of emergency due to violence between the police and the citizens, and requested stabilization with the assistance of the National Guard and Highway Patrol.

With files from Politico

 

 

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