Daily Archives: May 28, 2019

Strikers in Sudan Push Military to Cede Power

KHARTOUM Chanting anti-government slogans, workers lined up outside the upscale al-Waha shopping center in downtown Khartoum, demanding an end to the country’s 30-year military rule.

“Our martyrs lost their lives,” they shouted, referring to the dozens of people killed since …

Uganda Seeks $927 Million to Support Refugee Population

KAMPALA The Ugandan government and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees are calling on the donor community to extend $927 million to support the over 1.2 million refugees living in Uganda. But the appeal is complicated by the alleged misuse …

Report: Lives Improved for Children Worldwide

At a time when bad news seems inescapable, the aid group Save the Children has some good news: Across the globe, children are healthier and safer than ever before.

According to a new report by the U.S.-based charity, the overall …

South Africa: Spotlight on child protection

PRETORIA, South Africa is set to commemorate national Child Protection Week, which aims to raise awareness of the rights of children.

Now in its 22nd year, the campaign � which kicks off on Sunday until June 9 � will be …

South African deputy president to be sworn in as lawmaker after delay

PRETORIA, South Africa’s deputy president, David Mabuza, will be sworn in as a lawmaker on Tuesday, a week after he requested a postponement to address accusations he had brought the ruling African National Congress (ANC) into disrepute, the party said.…

Concern Mounts as Iraq Sentences More French IS Fighters to Death

Rights groups are raising concerns about the lack of due process for hundreds of suspected IS fighters in Iraqi prisons as Baghdad this week condemned six French Islamic State members to death.

An Iraqi court on Tuesday issued capital punishment …