Category Archives: Politics

Millions of People in South Sudan to Face Acute Hunger in Coming Weeks: UN

GENEVA – U.N. agencies warn millions of people in South Sudan will face acute shortages of food by the end of July, with tens of thousands experiencing famine-like conditions. A new report released Friday by …

Rights Group: Sudanese Government Forces Commit Renewed War Crimes in Darfur

Sudanese government forces are responsible for a new series of war crimes in the country’s Darfur region, according to a report by Amnesty International.

The rights group alleges Sudanese government forces and allied militias have …

Malawi Broadcasters, Media Freedom Group Criticize Call-In Shows Suspension

BLANTYRE – Supporters of press freedom in Malawi are denouncing a government order suspending all radio and television call-in programs. Malawi’s Communications Regulatory Authority issued the order on Friday, saying it is concerned that the …

Tear Gas Fired as US Ambassador Meets Malawi Opposition Leader

BLANTYRE, MALAWI The United States ambassador to Malawi was caught up in political unrest as police fired tear gas while she met with an opposition leader on Thursday, while police acknowledged some of the gas …

Sudan’s Ruling Military Leaders Call for Elections Within 9 Months

Sudan’s ruling military council says it is canceling its previous agreement with civilian protesters following Monday’s attack by security forces on a protest site in Khartoum that left at least 35 people dead.

General Abdel …

Famed New Orleans Chef Leah Chase Dies at 96

Legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died. She was 96.

Her family released a statement Saturday saying the “unwavering advocate for civil liberties” and “believer in the Spirit of New …

250 Ethiopian Migrants Detained in Yemen Fly Home

GENEVA The International Organization for Migration reports two flights carrying an estimated 250 Ethiopian migrants are expected to depart Yemen Saturday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of a larger ongoing repatriation operation.

The UN …