Daily Archives: December 22, 2018

Malta, Italy Refuse to Allow Hundreds of Migrants to Disembark

ROME More than 300 migrants were rescued Friday off the coast of Libya by the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms. But now they are facing Christmas at sea after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Italian …

AFRICA UNION REQUESTED BURUNDI TO WITHDRAW 1,000 TROOPS FROM SOMALIA

ADDIS ABABA, The African Union (AU) has asked Burundi, the second largest contributor of troops to the AU force in Somalia (AMISOM), to repatriate 1,000 soldiers deployed in the Horn of Africa country by Feb …

Funding Shortage Threatens to Cut Off Vital Air Service in Central African Republic

GENEVA The World Food Program warns a lack of money is threatening to ground the crucially important U.N. Humanitarian Air Service in Central African Republic early next year.

More than half of Central African Republic’s …

Sudanese Opposition Leaders Detained as Protests Continue

KHARTOUM Sudanese authorities arrested 14 leaders of an opposition coalition on Saturday, a spokesman for the grouping said, as anti-government protests driven by an

economic crisis continued for a fourth day in several cities.

Farouk …

Sudan Protests Reportedly Spread to More Than a Half-Dozen Cities

CAIRO Protests against price rises and the autocratic three-decade regime of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir spread Saturday in Sudan, amid reports of fresh casualties.

The government closed schools and universities in the capital, Khartoum, to …