DR Congo Voters Want Change, and They Want it Now

KINSHASA Landu Kumbakidioko does not care who wins Sunday’s hotly contested election in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Kinshasa-based barber just wants what the top candidates have promised: a better life in a resource-rich …

SOUTH AFRICA: REGISTER TO VOTE FOR 2019 ELECTIONS – PRES RAMAPHOSA

MTHATHA (SOUTH AFRICA), Pres Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans to register to vote and to make sure that their details on the voters roll are correct ahead of next year’s elections.

It …

Germany Sees Notable Drop in Asylum Applications in 2018

BERLIN, The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants.

The Bild newspaper reported Sunday on a preliminary report it obtained showing about …

Bomb Kills 8 in Syrian Town Held by Turkey-Backed Forces

BEIRUT, A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people Sunday, activists said, the latest in a series of attacks along the border where Turkey has …

General Assembly Adopts 4 Resolutions Aimed at Strengthening Coordination of Humanitarian, Disaster Relief Assistance

Speaker Notes Crises Now Last Longer, Majority Being Man-Made

The General Assembly today adopted four resolutions on coordinating humanitarian and disaster relief aid, as Member States echoed concerns that global crises and attacks on humanitarian …

Analysts: Uighur Jihadis in Syria Could Pose Threat

WASHINGTON, Analysts are warning that the jihadi group Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) in northwestern Syria could pose a danger to Syria’s volatile Idlib province, where efforts continue to keep a fragile Turkey-Russia-brokered cease-fire between Syrian …

New Africa Strategy Pits US Against China, Russia

The United States unveiled a new Africa strategy Thursday designed to prioritize American interests and challenge efforts by China and Russia to develop economic, political and security partnerships across the continent.

In prepared remarks, National …