Category Archives: Politics

Arts Inspire Sudanese Pro-Democracy Activists to Keep Pushing

Artists have celebrated and commemorated Sudan’s revolution this year with murals and graffiti across the capital, Khartoum. Some of the murals were destroyed by security forces who killed dozens of protesters outside the national army …

Ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali Dies at 83

Tunisia’s all-powerful leader for over two decades, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was forced from power and into exile by a landmark popular uprising in early 2011, sparking revolts across the Arab world.

The man …

UN: Most Child, Maternal Deaths Occur in Sub-Saharan Africa

GENEVA – New U.N. data shows sub-Saharan Africa lags behind all other regions in the world in reducing child and maternal mortality. Estimates by the World Health Organization and U.N. children’s fund UNICEF reveal conflict, …

ICC Prosecutor Appeals Acquittal of Ex-Ivory Coast President

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – International Criminal Court prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and a youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

Judges acquitted Gbagbo …

Algeria Announces Dec. 12 for Presidential Election

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Algeria’s interim leader has announced Dec. 12 as the date for the presidential election, in line with the army chief’s demand to fill the vacancy left when longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was …

Ousted Tunisian President Hospitalized Ahead ?f Election

A lawyer for the former Tunisian president ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring says Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been hospitalized in Saudi Arabia.

Mounir Ben Salha told Mosaique radio Thursday night that Ben …

Pope Honors Mauritius Diversity, Urges Ethical Development

PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS – Pope Francis visited the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius on Monday to celebrate its diversity, encourage a more ethical development and honor a 19th century French missionary who ministered to freed …