JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, The U.N. assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations said Thursday that she was disturbed by the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and called on its leaders to end the conflict now.
Bintou Keita called on the country’s government … » Read more
WASHINGTON, A couple dozen South Sudanese demonstrators and political activists, some aligned with the SPLM in Opposition (SPLM-IO), gathered in front of the White House Monday to protest the ongoing war in their native country.
About 25 protesters chanted People … » Read more
KAMPALA, In a turnaround, Uganda’s government announced Friday it may take in 500 African asylum seekers from Israel. Israel wants to relocate thousands of Africans, mostly Eritrean and Sudanese, that it says entered Israel illegally.
Uganda’s state minister for relief, … » Read more
PARIS , The crown prince of Saudi Arabia arrived in Paris on Sunday, a day ahead of his first official visit to France, which is hoping to profit from his shake-up of the conservative kingdom to forge a new kind … » Read more
ROME , In his Easter message, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict. Addressing tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square from the central balcony of the basilica, the pope called … » Read more
ABOARD AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP � International charity ships and Libya’s coast guard picked up several hundred migrants Saturday as smugglers trying to take advantage of calm seas launched a flurry of boats toward Italy.
Libyan coast guard vessels intercepted three … » Read more
Violence, displacement and hunger will drive record humanitarian needs in 2018, with nearly 136 million people worldwide in need of aid, according to the United Nations.
The U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has appealed for a … » Read more