Category Archives: General

Uganda Hit by Fuel Shortage as Trucks Stuck in Tailbacks

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Ugandans were struggling Monday with a fuel shortage that has sent prices skyrocketing, as hundreds of trucks remain stuck in huge tailbacks at the border with Kenya.Energy Minister Ruth Nankabirwa said the border delays were caused b…

While Attacks Persist, Nigerian Authorities Say They’re Responding

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Nigerian authorities say the military is responding to a series of killings and kidnappings by gunmen in the country’s northwest. In the latest attack, gunmen on motorcycles Saturday raided a village in Kebbi State, killing at least 50…

Bronx Fire Victims’ Funeral Draws Huge Outpouring of Grief

NEW YORK — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building.M…

At UN Security Council, Africans Urge Support for ECOWAS Mali Sanctions

The African members of the U.N. Security Council urged their counterparts on Tuesday to support sanctions imposed this week on Mali’s coup leaders by a bloc of West African nations.“We call for the Security Council to respect and embrace the determinat…

Eight Burkina Soldiers Accused of Plot to ‘Destabilize Institutions’

Eight soldiers including a high-ranking commander have been detained over a “plot to destabilize” Burkina Faso’s institutions, military prosecutors and security sources said Tuesday.The military prosecutor’s office in the capital, Ouagadougou, said it …

Could Burkina Faso’s Husband Schools Be Key to Successful Marriages?

In male-dominated societies like Burkina Faso, wives are most often blamed when marriages run into trouble. But a project funded by the World Bank is testing the concept of teaching men how to be better husbands by taking them to school.Yeli Ouigo, who…