Category Archives: Politics

Biden Opens Door to Sanctions Over Tigray Conflict

An executive order signed Friday by U.S. President Joe Biden seeks to slap harsh sanctions on all sides involved in the war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region — including the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea.In the order, Biden said the region had…

Guinea’s Junta Begins Meetings to Form Transitional Government

The junta that overthrew Guinea’s government more than a week ago began four days of meetings Tuesday that it says will result in the formation of a transitional government. The junta that ousted President Alpha Conde said it would consult in the cap…

Aid Group Implores Burkina Faso Government to Accept Assistance in Registering Newly Displaced

International aid groups are calling on Burkina Faso’s government to let them help register the country’s internally displaced people. The Norwegian Refugee Council says the government is taking weeks to register IDPs for food and other aid, forcing so…

Guinea’s Junta Begins Meetings to Form Transitional Government

The junta that overthrew Guinea’s government more than a week ago began four days of meetings Tuesday that it says will result in the formation of a transitional government. The junta that ousted President Alpha Conde said it would consult in the cap…

Aid Group Implores Burkina Faso Government to Accept Assistance in Registering Newly Displaced

International aid groups are calling on Burkina Faso’s government to let them help register the country’s internally displaced people. The Norwegian Refugee Council says the government is taking weeks to register IDPs for food and other aid, forcing so…

In Conservative Somalia, A Rare Woman Presidential Candidate

The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country’s top office as the Horn of Africa nation moves toward a long-delayed presidential election.Parliame…