Category Archives: General

US Diplomat Wants ‘Credible’ Probe Into Sudan Crackdown

The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an independent and credible investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, and the ruling military …

WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Not Yet Global Emergency

The World Health Organization decided on Friday not to declare an international public health emergency over the Ebola outbreak, despite its recent spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.

The WHO’s emergency committee …

African Migrant Apprehensions Spike at Southern US Border

WASHINGTON – The number of African migrants apprehended by U.S. border officials has spiked, from a total of less than a hundred in years past, to more than 600 in just the last few weeks.…

Kenyan FGM Survivor’s Film Urges Women Not to ‘Die in Silence’

NEW YORK – As a 10-year-old in rural Kenya, Beryl Magoko was not surprised when her Kuria community arranged for her to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as it was normal for girls.

But she …

Sudan’s Opposition and Military to Resume Talks

KHARTOUM – The talks between Sudan’s protest leaders and the Transitional Military Council are expected to resume this week, following concessions on both sides.

Protest groups have suspended a nationwide strike called after security forces …

Kenyan FGM Survivor’s Film Urges Women Not to ‘Die in Silence’

NEW YORK – As a 10-year-old in rural Kenya, Beryl Magoko was not surprised when her Kuria community arranged for her to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as it was normal for girls.

But she …

Ghana Says Its Forces Rescued 2 Kidnapped Canadian Women

ACCRA/TORONTO – Ghana forces have rescued two Canadian women who were kidnapped last week outside their hostel in Ghana’s second city of Kumasi, the Ghanaian government said in a statement on Wednesday.

The women, aged …