WHO Declares Ebola in DRC a Global Public Health Emergency

GENEVA � The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s conflict-ridden North Kivu and Ituri provinces a public health emergency of international concern.

The declaration by an emergency committee at WHO …

Sudan’s Power-Sharing Deal Missing Key Details

WASHINGTON/KHARTOUM – After months of on-again, off-again talks, Sudan’s military and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing deal that rotates control of an executive council, but leaves other key details to be determined.

Under the deal, the 11-member Sovereign Council, …

Media Advocates Decry Burundi’s Increasing Restrictions

NAIROBI/WASHINGTON � Press freedom advocates are coming down hard on Burundi, after increasing restrictions prompted the BBC to shut down its bureau in the central African country this week.

Burundian authorities have also suspended VOA from operating in the country …

Sudan’s Opposition and Ruling TMC Sign Political Accord

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s ruling Military Council and a coalition of opposition groups signed a power-sharing accord in Khartoum Wednesday. Analysts say the accord is an important step forward after months of unrest, but not everyone is convinced it is a …

Sudan’s Women Demand Power in New Government

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Activists are calling on Sudan’s military and opposition leaders to open the country’s political process to women when the sides begin to implement their recent power-sharing deal.

For most of Sudan’s 63 years as an …

Sudan’s Women Demand Power in New Government

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Activists are calling on Sudan’s military and opposition leaders to open the country’s political process to women when the sides begin to implement their recent power-sharing deal.

For most of Sudan’s 63 years as an …