African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

World 11/18/18, 14:59

Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May.More than 100 politicians, diplomats and albinos attended the forum on Friday. Keita described how ...

UN asks Sri Lanka to repatriate commander in Mali

U.S. 10/19/18, 17:09

The United Nations asked the government of Sri Lanka on Friday to immediately repatriate the commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that the request for Lt. Col. Kalana Amunupure to ...

Mattis vows no cut in military support for France in Mali

Europe 10/02/18, 08:25

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will not reduce its support for the French-led military operations against insurgents in Mali.Speaking alongside Mattis at a press conference Tuesday in Paris, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said the Pentagon chief reassured her that any changes in U.S. operations or forces ...

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