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 participated in a series of high-level meetings with heads of...

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 talks about establishing a military base in the Pacific ...

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 central African nation is standing firm on its refusal to

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 the number of state-sanctioned executions and death sentences drop...

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 off during the semifinal of a local socc...