Category Archives: General

UN Recap: November 20-26, 2021

Editor’s note: Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, as seen from the United Nations perch.UN Libya Envoy Resigns One Month Before Elections:U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres accepted his Libya env…

Humanitarian, Human Rights Organizations Press for Aid Access in Ethiopia

With a yearlong conflict taking an increasing toll in northern Ethiopia, the U.N. World Food Program, Human Rights Watch and other organizations are intensifying their appeals for combatants to halt abuses and permit the delivery of emergency aid to millions of at-risk civilians. Meanwhile, people displaced by fighting in the eastern Amhara region say that

State Media: Ethiopia PM at ‘Battlefield’ Front to Fight Rebels

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday reportedly joined the front line where government forces are battling rebels from the Tigray region, prompting U.S.-led international calls for a diplomatic solution and an immediate cease-fire to the conflict. The fighting in the north of Africa’s second-most populous country has killed thousands of people and forced hundreds

Burkina Faso Internet Shutdown Curtails Information, Draws Criticism

WASHINGTON — An internet and mobile phone disruption that began in Burkina Faso on Saturday continued into Monday, causing a widespread communication blackout, confusion and frustration.People in the country report the 3G mobile network, which much of …

Burkina Faso Internet Shutdown Curtails Information, Draws Criticism

WASHINGTON — An internet and mobile phone disruption that began in Burkina Faso on Saturday continued into Monday, causing a widespread communication blackout, confusion and frustration.People in the country report the 3G mobile network, which much of …

Sailboats Packed with Migrants Seek Italy in Latest Tactic

ROCCELLA JONICA, ITALY — When the Taliban took Kabul in August, Zakia was six months pregnant and in her first year of university while her husband, Hamid, was working as an auditor. They decided to flee, and along with five relatives, began a two-mont…