Africa

UN African Ambassadors Take Issue With Trump’s Reported Racist Comments

African ambassadors at the United Nations have met with the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. about the reported remarks U.S. President Donald Trump made referring to African nations as “s—hole countries.” Anatolio Ndong Mba, Equatorial Guinea’s U.N. ambassador and head of the U.N.’s 54-nation African Group, said Nikki Haley “regretted” …

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Sudan Holding Journalists Who Were Arrested While Covering Protests

KHARTOUM, SUDAN —  Authorities in Sudan were holding an Agence France-Presse journalist on Thursday after he was arrested a day earlier while covering demonstrations against rising food prices that were dispersed by police. Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, a 51-year-old who has worked for AFP in Khartoum for nearly a decade, …

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Democracy Scores for Most Countries Weaken for 12th Consecutive Year

Two thousand-seventeen was the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom, according to Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World Report. While experts say China, Russia, and North Korea, among other countries, put global stability at increased risk, there are signs of progress and global development across other regions, …

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French Dairy Recalls Infant Milk from 83 Countries

More than 12 million boxes of French baby milk products are being recalled from 83 countries for suspected salmonella contamination. The recall includes Lactalis’ Picot, Milumel and Taranis brands. The head of the French dairy Lactalis on Sunday confirmed that its products are being recalled from countries across Europe, Africa, …

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Legal Pathways Needed to Stem Migrant Deaths on the Mediterranean

GENEVA —  The U.N. refugee agency is calling for more resettlement places and other legal pathways to stop the alarmingly high number of deaths of refugees and migrants along the perilous Central Mediterranean Sea route from Libya to Italy. This has been a particularly deadly beginning to the New Year. …

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