UN Calls for Independent Investigation into Death of Egypt’s Morsi

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The U.N. human rights office is calling for a prompt, impartial, transparent investigation into the sudden death Monday of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in a Cairo court, where he was on …

Cameroon War Victims: Casualty Figures High Because Fighters Are Well Armed

YAOUNDE – Elizabeth Etimu, 62, is inconsolable. Her son, Eric Etimu, a 27-year-old police officer, was killed Monday by separatist fighters in the English-speaking southwestern town of Mamfe.

Dozens of family members and well-wishers have …

Families Headed by Refugee Children Too Common in Uganda Camps

ADJUMANI, UGANDA – Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population � one-and-a-quarter million � and 36,000 of them are unaccompanied and separated children.

In 2013, sixteen-year-old Salila Miyala’s family fled fighting in South Sudan to a …

Algeria Army Chief Says ‘Certain Parties’ Seeking Constitutional Vacuum

ALGIERS – Algeria’s army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah on Tuesday accused some parties of favoring a constitutional vacuum in order to prolong the country’s political crisis.

Veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped …

Hundreds of Thousands Flee Ethnic Violence in DRC’s Ituri Province

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency reports an upsurge of inter-communal violence in northeastern DR Congo’s Ituri province has forced more than 300,000 people this month to flee for their lives.

The Hema and Lendu …

The Road to Nowhere (Part 2): Alaweiah

TRIPOLI, LIBYA, Alaweiah was pregnant when she fled Sudan last year.

Her home in Darfur had been burned to the ground three times and her husband, Ahmed, decided they should try for a future in …

Egypt Agrees to Pay Israel $500 Million to End Gas Dispute

CAIRO – Egypt says it has struck a deal with the state-owned Israel Electric Corp to settle a fine for halting deliveries of natural gas.

A statement from Egypt’s Petroleum Ministry said the settlement deal, …