Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccination Pace Slows Despite Receipt of Supplies

African health officials say the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations has slowed on the continent, raising concerns about stopping the pandemic. They are calling on Africans to get inoculated as soon as vaccine arrives through the COVAX initiative, which aims for equitable, global access. The World Health Organization African Region also is warning people against lowering

Two Chinese Nationals Killed, Others Kidnapped in Eastern Congo: Army

Two Chinese nationals have been killed and an unknown number of other people have been kidnapped in an attack by the CODECO militia on a mining camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an army spokesman said Thursday. A local chief and a civil society leader also confirmed the two deaths and said eight other

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

UN Security Council Threatens Sanctions Against Libya Election Spoilers

The U.N. Security Council threatened sanctions Wednesday against spoilers in Libya’s presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for December 24. “The Security Council recalls that individuals or entities who threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya or obstruct or undermine the successful completion of its political transition, including by obstructing or undermining the elections, may

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

More Protests Expected in Sudan Despite Reinstatement of Prime Minister

NAIROBI, KENYA — Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been reinstated in a deal with the military, following weeks of unrest sparked by a coup. Despite the military promising to release all political prisoners, protesters have vowed to continue de…