Africa

Amnesty International Accuses EU of Being Complicit in Libya Migrant Abuse

Rights group Amnesty International says European nations are taking steps to prevent refugees and migrants from crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya, trapping them in a system that exposes them to torture and abuse. In a report issued Tuesday, Amnesty says European governments are “knowingly complicit” because they give technical …

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Kenya’s Opposition Delays Mock “Inauguration” of Odinga

Kenya’s opposition has delayed plans for an “inauguration” ceremony of leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted elections in October, his party said Sunday. The National Super Alliance (NASA) had planned a mock ceremony to “inaugurate” Odinga as president on Tuesday, Kenya’s independence day, two weeks after incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was officially …

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Zimbabwean Business Forum Doubles Efforts to Lure Investors

JOHANNESBURG —  Since taking office last month, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has put economic revival at the center of his administration. He has gone a step further to state his resolve to re-engage the international community that had long been disengaged by former president Robert Mugabe’s regime. The South African …

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More Than Half the World’s Population Lacks Social Protection

GENEVA —  The International Labor Organization says a majority of the world’s population, four billion people, have no social protection, leaving them mired in an endless cycle of poverty. The report says 45 percent of the global population is covered by at least one social benefit. But that leaves 55 …

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