Category Archives: Politics

Kenya Accuses Somalia of Border Incursion

NAIROBI – Kenya has accused Somalia of an unwarranted attack on the Kenyan border town of Mandera, in the latest territorial dispute between the neighbors. Kenya and Somalia have long accused each other of encroaching on the other’s territory and …

Malaysia Swears in New Prime Minister as Mahathir Loses Out

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.

The swearing-in capped a week of turmoil that began …

No Deal From US-Brokered Nile Dam Talks

WHITE HOUSE – Ethiopia rejected a U.S.-brokered agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Dam (GERD) and said it would commence first filling of the structure, one day after the Trump administration concluded two days of what is supposed to be the …

UN-Mediated Political Talks on Libya End in Disarray

GENEVA – U.N.-mediated political talks aimed at resolving the crisis in Libya have ended in disarray, with nothing accomplished except an agreement to meet again next month.

The talks got off to a shambolic start. Before the first round of …

Cameroon Protests French Presidents Criticism of Anglophone Rights Abuses

YAOUNDE – Cameroon is protesting criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron over how the central African state is handling the conflict in its English-speaking regions. On Monday, over 100 youth rallied at the French Embassy, demanding Macron apologize.

More than …

Use Last Year of Third Decade for Eradicating Colonialism to Gauge Progress, Secretary-General urges Special Committee on Decolonization

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remarks at the organizational meeting of the 2020 session of the Special Committee on Decolonization in New York today:

It is for me an honour to open the 2020 session of the Special Committee …