Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

Senators Seek to Reaffirm Value of US-Africa Relations

A bipartisan delegation of five U.S. senators has returned from a week-long trip to four African countries to show America’s commitment to the continent.

The four Democrats and one Republican …

Australia: No Place for Chinese Military Bases in Pacific

Australia is warning Vanuatu against allowing China to build a military base in the South Pacific archipelago.

An Australian newspaper has reported that Vanuatu and China have been in preliminary …

Aid Groups Seek to Raise $1.7B for DRC, Over Congo’s Objections

As donors prepare to gather Friday in Geneva for a major aid conference to raise $1.7 billion for humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government of the …

Amnesty Sees Progress Against Death Penalty in Africa

A new report, released early Thursday in London, from rights group Amnesty International spotlights sub-Saharan Africa as a “beacon of hope” in the fight to abolish the death penalty as …

Blast Kills 4, Injures 13 at Somalia Soccer Match

A bomb exploded during a local soccer (football) game in southern Somalia’s restive Lower-Shabelle province on Thursday, killing at least four people, security officials said.

“An improvised explosive device went …