Category Archives: Arts

CAR Musician Lends His Voice to Highlight Struggles Faced by His Country

Ozaguin, considered the most popular singer-songwriter in the Central African Republic, recently came to the U.N.’s European headquarters in Geneva to awaken the world to the struggles faced by his country, which has been mired in civil war since 2012….

Sudan Security Stops Freedom of Press Protest

Sudanese security forces halted a protest by journalists in Khartoum Sunday over authorities’ decision to shut down the local office of Al-Jazeera television.The shutdown came hours before troops opened fire in Khartoum clear a two-month sit-in of prot…

In Alabama, Commemoration Set for ‘Last Slave Ship’

MOBILE, ALA. An archaeological report will be released Thursday on the discovery of what experts believe is the last ship known to have brought enslaved people from Africa to the United States.The event in the Africatown community of Mobile also will…

Ethnic Clashes in Nigeria Send 20,000 Fleeing into Niger

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency says an upsurge in violence in northwest Nigeria since April has driven an estimated 20,000 people to seek safety in neighboring Niger.U.N. refugee spokesman Babar Baloch says the jump in violence is not linked to the B…

Somali Officer Remembered as Mother, Military Hero

Col. Faadumo Ali spent her life trying to bring peace and security back to her home country of Somalia.The 33-year-old mother of 10 joined the military in 2007 and led a division of Danab, an elite, U.S.-trained commando force. She had taken part in ma…

Drought Leaves 2 Million Food Insecure in Angola

CUNENE PROVINCE, ANGOLA Southern Angola is facing the worst drought in decades, with at least 2.3 million people at high risk of suffering malnutrition because they couldn’t get enough food, the United Nations Children’s Fund says.Among them is 58-ye…

Pioneering Veterinary Medicine for Africa’s Enigmatic Pangolins

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Veterinarian Dr. Karin Lourens has become known as Africa’s pangolin doctor for leading medical efforts to help the scaly anteaters rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.Case in point, she’s treating an endangered ground …

Actress Priyanka Chopra Promotes Refugee Education on Ethiopia Visit

Actress Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia to promote access to education for refugee children.Chopra is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations children’s agency. She spoke with The Associated Press after visiting a school for refugees from neighbori…