Daily Archives: March 24, 2019

Pope Prays for Nicaragua, Victims in African Attacks

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country.…

Kenyan Who Gave Earnings to Poor Wins $1 Million Teacher Prize

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A Kenyan teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to the poor won a $1 million prize on Sunday for his work teaching in a government-run …

Mozambican Families Hunt for Loved Ones Separated by Cyclone

BUZI, MOZAMBIQUE The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs.…

Nearly Half of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

GENEVA The U.N. children’s fund reports nearly half of the 1.7 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa are children. The official number of deaths across the region has now risen to over …

UN: Death Toll From Central Mali Massacre up to 134

BAMAKO The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the U.N. said, as new video emerged Sunday showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of …