Sudan Lawmakers Cancel Meeting on Constitutional Changes

Sudan’s state-run news agency says a parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term has abruptly canceled its meeting.

SUNA says the meeting was scheduled for Sunday but has been postponed …

Defying the odds: The story of a Nepalese female peacekeeper serving in South Sudan

Lance Corporal Mina Thapa not only defied the odds by joining the army � a male-dominated field � but went a notch higher by accepting to be a part of the Nepalese military peacekeeping force, now serving in South Sudan, …

Yei residents torn between hope and despair as they endure fresh ordeals almost six months after new peace deal

Vivian Poni, a 38-year-old mother of three, says she has lost trust in anyone in military uniform because to her, it signals hard luck.

I am considering moving to a refugee camp in Uganda because we are still a long …

Sudan: Fruit Vendor Dies After Tear Gas Fired at Protesters

A Sudanese fruit vendor died in Khartoum Sunday from inhaling tear gas fired at protesters.

Medics and the vendor’s family said the 62-year-old resident of Bahari, a northern suburb of the Sudanese capital, died in the hospital after choking on …

Peace Remains Elusive in Libya

On February 17, eight years ago, Libyans rose up and launched a rebellion that led to the ouster of autocrat Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The high expectations of what life would be like without Gadhafi are no nearer being met � …

War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday.

In the 10 worst-hit countries, a conservative estimate of 550,000 infants died as …

Afghanistan Listed As Among Most Dangerous For Infants In Conflict Zones

The Save the Children International charity says at least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and related effects, with Afghanistan listed as among the 10 worst countries to be a child.

“Increasingly, the brunt of armed violence …

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