UN chief sees ‘wind of hope’ in African peace deals, elections

ADDIS ABABA, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a wind of hope on the continent.

He was speaking on the sidelines …

As Kagame Steps Down, Egypt Takes Helm at African Union

ADDIS ABABA Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the …

Nearly 70 Killed in Cameroon as Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day.

February …

UN Chief Praises African Generosity Toward Migrants, But Solutions Elusive

WASHINGTON Joshua Belete saw Libya, in North Africa, as a stopover, one leg in a journey that would lead to a better life in Europe.

But like thousands of other migrants from across Africa, Belete …

Long-Awaited Cambodia-Indonesia Direct Flight Expected In Second Half Of 2019

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, A long-awaited direct flight between Cambodia and Indonesia is expected in the second half of this year, after nearly half-a-century hiatus, Cambodian Tourism Minister, Thong Khon said, today.

Khon met here on …

Sudan President Reportedly Softens Stance Amid Protests

Sudan’s crackdown on anti-government protesters could jeopardize efforts to normalize relations with the United States, some key U.S. observers say.

Since protests erupted Dec. 19 over high inflation and rising bread and fuel prices, rights …

Zimbabwe Activists Push Back on Social Media Restrictions

HARARE, In Zimbabwe, rights and opposition groups are surviving by using social media to communicate with the masses as state-owned media remain reserved for ruling party officials. During recent anti-government protests, the public received information …