Closing Funding Gap Can Save Millions of Lives, Says Secretary-General in Video Message for Global Humanitarian Overview 2020 Launch

Following is the text of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ video message for today’s launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2020:

Every day, the United Nations and its partners deliver lifesaving aid to millions of people worldwide.

Never ending conflict, …

Fear, hunger, and mystery killers stalk Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado

First, her house was hit by a deadly cyclone that ripped off its flimsy metal-sheet roof. Then, six months later, suspected Islamist insurgents stormed Atija Malique’s village and burnt down the parts of her home still standing.

In Mozambique’s northernmost …

South African court cuts jail term for farmers in coffin case

JOHANNESBURG, A South African court has cut the sentences of two white farmers who forced a black man into a coffin and threatened to kill him, sparking nationwide outrage.

Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson had their convictions for attempted …

British Caver Says He Felt ‘Shamed’ by Musk ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

LOS ANGELES – A British caver who was labeled pedo guy by Tesla co-founder Elon Musk said Wednesday he felt humiliated and dirtied by the tech billionaire’s accusation, and that it amounted to a life sentence.

Speaking on the second …

Algeria: 2 Ex-Ministers Face Groundbreaking Corruption Trial

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Two former Algerian prime ministers went on trial Wednesday on corruption charges, in the most high-profile act of transparency and accountability since a pro-democracy movement pushed out the long-serving president.

The exceptional trial, which is being televised …

US, Sudan to Exchange Ambassadors for First Time in 23 Years

The United States and Sudan will exchange ambassadors for the first time in more than two decades, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

The announcement came as Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was on his first visit to Washington.…