Daily Archives: February 9, 2018

South Sudan Government Objects to Rules for Peace Talks

South Sudan's government Friday declined to sign an agreement on rules to facilitate discussion aimed at reviving the country's collapsed 2015 peace deal.The government's delegates refused to approve the Declaration of Principles (DOP), intended to gui...

Ugandan Officials Under Investigation for Misusing Refugee Aid

The United Nations and donor partners in Uganda are demanding accountability after claims money meant for refugees was being pocketed by Ugandan officials. Though the country has been praised for its open door refugee policy, claims of corruption now u...

Deported Opposition Lawyer Seeks Return to Kenya

A Kenyan attorney deported to Canada this week on charges of treason is challenging his removal in court, seeking a return to the African nation while insisting that its rightful leader is opposition figure Raila Odinga and not President Uhuru

Mosquito Nets Widely Misused for Fishing, Study Finds

Mosquito nets intended to prevent malaria are finding an unanticipated use as fishing nets all across the tropics, according to a new study.These fine-meshed nets scoop up fish of all types and sizes indiscriminately. Experts are worried they are drain...