UN: Thousands of Children Suffer Grave Abuses in War Zones

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations said Monday that thousands of children in war zones suffered grave abuses including rape, maiming and death last year, and that concerns are growing for children in new regions of conflict, including Ukraine.“The fact remains that hundreds, if not thousands, of children are victims of violence in armed conflict every day of every week of every month of every year in conflict-affected states and…

G20 Ministers Make Little Headway on Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food supplies dominated G-20 talks Friday in Bali.The G-20 host country called on ministers to “find a way forward” in discussing the war and its impact on rising food and energy prices."It is our responsibility to end the war sooner rather than later and settle our differences at the negotiating table, not at the battlefield," Indonesian Foreign Minister…

Switching off the internet causes incalculable damage: UN report

A hospital unable to contact a doctor for emergency surgery. Voters deprived of information about candidates during an election. Students missing entry exams for academic programs. Atrocities in conflict zones covered up.These are just a few examples of the profound damage to the daily lives and human rights of millions of people caused by government-imposed internet shutdowns, a new report of the UN Human Rights Office warns.The report, Internet shutdowns:…

World Food Program Suspends Food Aid for 1.7 Million People in South Sudan

The World Food Program reports it has been forced to suspend food assistance for 1.7 million people in South Sudan because of a funding shortfall of $426 million.Conflict, three years of flooding, localized drought, and soaring food prices made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine have brought South Sudan to its knees.The World Food Program's acting country director in South Sudan, Adeyinka Badejo, says the country…

Sudan lifts state of emergency countrywide

KHARTOUM — Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Sunday issued a decree lifting the state of emergency in all parts of the country.The order was made to “prepare the atmosphere for a fruitful dialogue that achieves stability for the transitional period,” the sovereign council said in a statement.Sudan has been suffering a political crisis after Al-Burhan, who is also the general commander of the Sudanese Armed…

Dinka Ngok, Misseriya conference in Uganda calls for peaceful co-existence

A three-day joint traditional leaders peace conference for Dinka Ngok and Misseriya communities commenced in Entebbe, Uganda on Tuesday with calls for peaceful co-existence.30 traditional leaders are attending the forum organized by the United Nations Interim Force in Abyei (UNISFA) under the theme, “Peace through dialogue”.The Ngok Dinka delegation is headed by their paramount chief, Bulabek Deng Kuol, while El Sadig Hireka Izzal Din is heading the Misseriya team at…