Daily Archives: March 14, 2021

Central African Republic Votes amid Tight Security after December Violence

Central African Republic voted at heavily guarded polling stations in a second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday after rebel violence marred December’s polls.Voting started smoothly with just slight delays across the capital Bangui, the electo…

Millions Face Acute Hunger in Somalia as Drought Widens

The U.N. office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs, OCHA, reports an estimated 2.7 million Somalis will face severe food shortages over the coming months as drought conditions affect more areas in the country. Somalia’s decade-long drought …

Worldwide Major Arms Sales Remain Flat but Middle East Increases Imports

International deliveries of arms were flat in the period from 2016 to 2020, ending more than a decade of increases, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report on Monday.The United States, France and Germany, three of …