Activist Sees Key Role for Youth in Peace Efforts

The United Nations says 1.8 billion people in the world are below age 30. Most live in developing countries, with hundreds of millions in areas of conflict.

Actor Forest Whitaker, a U.N. goodwill ambassador, says young people too often are …

South Sudan’s New Government Likely Won’t Be Formed by Deadline

Officials in South Sudan say obstacles in setting up and training a unified army will likely delay formation of a planned transitional unity government.

The news came Thursday from the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC), one of the bodies established to …

Mass measles vaccination campaign underway in response to outbreak in Mayom, South Sudan

Mayom� A campaign to immunize nearly 40,000 children against measles was launched today, 6 March 2019. The campaign is being carried out by the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s Children Fund (UNICEF) …

Dozens Injured During Refugee Protests in Libyan Detention Center

The U.N. refugee agency reports dozens of refugees have been injured during a violent confrontation with guards at a detention center in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, last week. It says the refugees reportedly were trying to escape dire conditions of …

Sudan’s President Hands Party Leadership to Deputy

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down from his position as chairman of the ruling party.

The National Congress Party made the announcement late Thursday, following weeks of protests against Bashir’s rule.

The president transferred his party leadership role to …

Amnesty Urges Moratorium on S. Sudan Executions

Amnesty International said Friday that it was shocked by the increase in executions recently carried out in South Sudan, noting that at least seven men were put to death in February.

The London-based rights group said the deaths represented “as …

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness Update 8 (18 – 24 February 2019)

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

Active EVD screening remains ongoing at 8 Point of Entry (PoE) sites. Health and hygiene promoters continued to reach populations in all target areas through house-tohouse visits; sessions held at water points, markets, and schools, as well as …