Uganda’s Kyagulanyi Urges Museveni to be More Democratic
It was Kyagulani's first news conference since he returned from US, where he receiving medical treatment for injuries while in police custody
Uganda’s opposition pop star says he doesn’t feel safe
Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said on Monday he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, told reporters "I don't feel safe ...
Mandela statue at UN: ‘an inspiration … and a reminder’
A statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations to honor the 100th anniversary of the late South African leader's birth.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at Monday's dedication that Mandela "embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity."A peace summit ...
Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 227
Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week. The government is also taking steps to build a bigger ferry.Coffins of some of the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry capsizing ...
Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN
Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism. The ...
Rebel Leader Machar Declines Offer to Visit Juba, Fears for His Safety
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar turns down an invitation from President Salva Kiir Saturday to visit South Sudanese capital Juba
Nigeria: Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members of Swiss Ship
S MV Glarus, with 19 crew on board, was attacked as it was carrying wheat from the Nigerian commercial capital Lagos to Port Harcourt
International Organizations Join Tech Powerhouses to Fight Famine
The United Nations, the World Bank and the International Committee of the Red Cross are partnering with technology powerhouses to launch a global initiative aimed at preventing famines. "The fact th
Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat
Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by ...
Update: Panama pulls migrant rescue boat’s registration
The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):8:10 p.m.Panama says that it has withdrawn the registration of the only private migrant rescue boat still operating in the central Mediterranean after complaints from Italy, which is cracking down on migrant arrivals.Panama's maritime authority said in a statement that Italy contends ...
Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224
Burials started Sunday of the 224 people who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania's State broadcaster said Sunday.Coffins for the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry are transported by another ferry to Ukara Island, Tanzania Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The death toll soared past 200 on ...
Rebel Attack in Congo Ebola Zone Kills at Least 14 Civilians
Latest outbreak of deadly disease has been focused in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which have been tinder box of armed rebellion and ethnic killing since two civil wars in late 1990s
1 Dead, 1 Hurt After Car Bombs Explode in Mogadishu
Islamist group al-Shabab claims responsibility for attacks
Pirates Kidnap 12 From Swiss Vessel Off Nigeria, Shipper Says
Massoel Shipping said it was working with authorities to secure the crew members' release
Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons
Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges.The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's younger son and one-time heir ...
Update: Maldives police raid opposition’s main office
The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local):7:45 p.m.Police in the Maldives say they have raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on the eve of an election that is seen as a referendum on whether democracy will survive in the country.A Maldivian election worker ...
Tanzania Ferry Accident Toll Climbs to 167
One survivor reportedly rescued from vessel which capsized in Lake Victoria Thursday
Campaigns Start in Cameroon’s Presidential Poll
Incumbent Paul Biya favored to defeat fractured opposition in October 7 vote
US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia
A U.S. military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces on the ground came under attack in southern Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Saturday.No U.S. or Somali forces were killed or injured in the attack, an AFRICOM spokesman, Nate Herring, told The Associated Press. The ...
UNICEF: DRC Ebola Orphans Stigmatized
Some 155 children orphaned or separated from their parents because of the deadly virus at risk within their own communities, UN Children’s Fund finds