The clashes between cattle herders and farming communities in Plateau State are the worst in years in a region that has long struggled with ethnic and religious tensions and reprisal attacks.
The death toll from attacks by gunmen on farming villages in and around the district of Mangu since the start of the week has passed 100, after earlier reports said 85 people were killed, a local official said.
South Korean nurses on strike over pay
REUTERS – Tens of thousands of South Korean nurses went on strike on Friday after President Yoon Suk Yeol vetoed a law to improve their pay and working conditions amid protests from doctors and nursing assistants who said the bill would hurt their jobs.
The bill passed the opposition-led parliament last month, prompting protests from some medical workers who said the new law would open the door for nurses to provide treatment without a medical license.
Nurses say that the doctors’ claim is groundless, and that the country needs more care centres to cope with its rapidly aging population.
Over 1 million displaced by Sudan crisis: UN
REUTERS – More than a million people have been displaced by fighting in Sudan so far, including a quarter of a million refugees, a U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Friday.
The army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have been locked in weeks of conflict that has killed hundreds of people and turned the streets of the capital Khartoum into war zones.
The latest figure includes some 843,000 people displaced internally and around 250,000 people who have fled across Sudan’s borders, U.N. refugee agency spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh told a Geneva briefing.