Court Postpones Hearing 8th Time For Tanzanian Journalist

A Tanzanian court on Wednesday postponed the hearing for the eighth time of a

prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July in a case his lawyers and rights group say is politically motivated.

Police arrested Dar …

Toxins Increase in Somali Crops Under Climate Shocks

Somalia is one of the world’s countries worst affected by global warming, suffering near-constant droughts, heat waves and floods. Recent flooding in south central Somalia affected 547,000 people, according to U.N. estimates, at a time …

Two African Airlines Threaten to Terminate Service to Juba

JUBA – Ethiopian Airlines and Kenyan Airlines are threatening to halt service to Juba International Airport because too many customers’ bags are being stolen.

After a Friday council of ministers meeting, South Sudan government spokesperson …

Sahel Crisis Escalates as World Looks Away

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The World Food Organization warns the humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region is growing, while the world pays scant attention to this unfolding tragedy.

Conflict and hunger are leading to sharp levels …

US ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Deepening Unrest in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, STATE DEPARTMENT – The United States is “gravely concerned by the deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong” as the confrontation between police and protesters has escalated in recent days.

“We’ve repeatedly …

US Extends License for Businesses to Work With Huawei by 90 Days

WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday granted another 90 days for companies to cease doing business with China’s telecoms giant Huawei, saying this would allow service providers to continue to serve rural areas.

President …

Benin Activist Brings Health Kits to Haiti’s Poor

French Beninese writer and activist Kemi Seba is in Haiti this weekend on a humanitarian mission.

Seba traveled to the Caribbean nation to show support for the PetroChallenger anti-corruption movement and for the residents of …