Daily Archives: July 15, 2019

WHO: Spread of Ebola to DRC’s Goma Could be ‘Game-Changer’

GENEVA – The head of the World Health Organization warns the spread of Ebola to a large city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could have dire consequences. The WHO chief spoke Monday at a high-level meeting that examined …

Ethiopia Premier’s Aide Named to Lead Restive Amhara Region

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as head of the restive Amhara region on Monday after his predecessor was killed in a violent attempt to seize power there.

Dozens …

China’s Growth Cools Further as Tariff War Pressures Mount

BEIJING – China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.

The world’s second-largest economy grew …

Commending Courage of Mozambique Cyclone Survivors, Secretary-General Calls on Global Community’s Political Leadership in Tackling Climate Emergency

The following statement by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was issued today:

I have just concluded a solidarity visit to Mozambique where I heard extremely moving first-hand accounts from men, women and children in Beira whose lives were upended by Cyclone …

DRC Refugees Flooding Into Uganda to Escape Armed Conflict

SEBAGORO LANDING SITE, UGANDA – Aid workers in Uganda say armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has doubled the flow of refugees in past weeks, straining humanitarian funding. Many DRC refugees brave cold nights and risk big …

Extradition of former Mozambique Finance Minister halted by South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa’sJustice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has authorised his Director General Vusi Madonsela to file papers opposing former Mozambique Finance Minister Manuel Chang’s application to be extradited.

Chang was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg …