Daily Archives: September 2, 2018

SOUTH AFRICA COURT ORDERS RECOGNITION OF MUSLIM MARRIAGES

PRETORIA– A South African court has ruled that Islamic law marriages must be recognized by the state to give women more protection in case of divorce. The ruling is “an enormous victory,” activists say. South Africa is failing its constitutional

Libya Announces State of Emergency in Tripoli

Libya’s U.N.-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and its outskirts as ongoing fighting has killed 39 people including civilians in the past days. The fighting erupted last week between armed groups from Tripoli against others

UN Agency: Trips Across Mediterranean Fall, But Risks Rise

The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the