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Sudan Protests Continue as Authorities Close Schools

Hundreds of protestors rallied in the central Sudanese city of Obeid Tuesday after security forces shot and killed six demonstrators, including five students, on Monday.

“Blood for blood, we don’t want compensation,” marchers chanted, according …

G-20 Finance Leaders’ Goal: Adapt to Turmoil in Trade, Tech

FUKUOKA, JAPAN Financial leaders of the Group of 20 gathered Saturday to brainstorm ways to adapt global finance to an age of trade turmoil and digital disruptions.

The central bank governors and other financial regulators …

Cameroon: NGOs Exaggerate Separatist Crisis

YAOUNDE Cameroon is accusing the international NGOs of exaggerating the crisis in the country’s two English-speaking regions. Separatists there have been fighting the government troops since 2017, alleging years of marginalization by authorities of the …

Malawi President Sworn In After Tight Election Win

BLANTYRE, MALAWI President Peter Mutharika was sworn in for a second term Tuesday after beating six other candidates in the tightly contested presidential election.

There was jubilation and ululation from hundreds of people who trooped …

UN Names David Gressly to Tackle DRC Ebola Outbreak

GENEVA The U.N. named a point man on Thursday to coordinate the global response to the devastating Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as it ramps up efforts to contain the outbreak.

David …

UN: Armed Group Kills More Than 30 in Central African Republic

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic on Tuesday, the UN’s peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA) said.

The massacres …

Challenges of Observing Ramadan in Non-Muslim Countries

For the next 30 days, Tarannum Mansouri will arise at 3 a.m. at her home in Vadodara, India, being careful not to awaken her toddler son. She will bathe and then join the other women …