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News in the Humanosphere: U.N. staffer abducted ahead of Security Council visit to Colombia

An employee of the United Nations has been kidnapped by a dissident rebel faction in southern Colombia, marring a visit by UN Security Council ambassadors to show support for the South American nation’s recent peace deal. President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration said that the Colombian national was working on a crop substitution project in the southern state of Guaviare when he was taken captive. (Al Jazeera)

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News in the Humanosphere: Pressure on Nigerian leader to take medical leave

A group of prominent Nigerians has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, to take medical leave, amid growing concern about his health. In their statement, they said the president had not been seen in public for the last week, and his absence from the cabinet meetings, as well as the weekly Friday Muslim prayers, “has fuelled further speculation and rumors” about his medical condition. (BBC)

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