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Pope criticises politicians for stoking racism over immigration

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday excoriated politicians who foment fear of migrants, saying they were sowing violence and racism, and urged them to “practise the virtue of prudence” to help them integrate.<p>Pope Francis leads a special mass for peace in South Sudan and Republic of …

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Pictures of the Day: 24 November 2017

East Africa

Bashir Asks for Russia’s Protection against 'Aggressive' US

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks on Thursday in Sochi with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.<p>The Kremlin said the two presidents exchanged …

Middle East

These are the safest countries to visit in 2018

For a stress-free holiday and peace of mind, the findings from medical and security experts International SOS and Control Risks, suggest booking a …

News (South Africa)

South Sudan: The Country Risks Famine Within Months - Charity

Refugees at Pagirinya Refugee settlement in Adjumani, near Uganda’s border with South Sudan.<p>Rome — <i>"If the current conditions continue, a famine is</i> …

Africa

Sudan: Refugees Freed by U.S. Congressman Find New Life the Country

Lady Justice, an iconic image of the legal system.<p>Six weeks after arriving in the United States, Hassan Abduraheem takes a seat in the back pew of …

East Africa

Congo-Kinshasa:Tensions With Refugees Are Rising and the NGO Response Might Be Making It Worse

[African Arguments] Host communities in northeastern Congo say they're being overlooked in the humanitarian response to the influx of South Sudanese …

Africa

Sudan's al-Bashir asks Russia for protection from US

During a visit to Russia, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that his country needed protection from the US. Al-Bashir is wanted by the …

Africa

These are the countries migrants want to move to

They say home is where the heart is. But for a large proportion of the world’s population, home is where the work is. Or the food is. Or …

Refugees

Sudan, South Sudan Resume Border Demarcation Talks

SNA, 22 November 2017<p>The joint committee for demarcation of boarders between the Sudan and the state of south Sudan has held, Wednesday, its 6 th …

East Africa

Rebel Attack on South Sudan Government Forces Leaves 28 Dead

An attack by fighters loyal to former South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar on government troops in the north of the country left at least 28 …

Africa

Fighting between rebel and army kills 27 in South Sudan

Juba (Reuters) - Twenty-seven people were killed when rebels attacked government forces in South Sudan, a local government official said on Thursday.<p>Three government soldiers and 24 fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar were killed in the fighting in Southern Liech state on Wednesday, Peter …

Africa

U.N. rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.<p>David Kaye, U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of …

IACHR

Tillerson Facing Internal Dissent at State Department Over Refusal to Enforce Child Soldiers Law

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, November 20, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb …

Liberal View

Although persecuted, Sudan’s Christian population is growing

“IF SOUTH SUDAN secedes,” Omar al-Bashir told supporters at a rally in 2010, “we will change the constitution”, paying no attention to “diversity of …

Africa

In South Sudan, good intentions are not enough

In South Sudan, the world’s newest country, insecurity and protracted fighting has created a need for humanitarian assistance for eight million …

Africa

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What Zimbabwe’s Soon-To-Be President Has To Say<p>Zimbabwe’s president-in-waiting, Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived back home.<p>How GE Power Innovations In …

Africa

Pope prays for peace, victims of war in Congo and South Sudan

Vatican City, Nov 23, 2017 / 10:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With plans to visit South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year thwarted …

Africa

UN names Danish diplomat as Lebanon envoy - Region - World

A Danish diplomat with experience in Afghanistan and Africa has been appointed as interim UN envoy for Lebanon, the UN said Wednesday, as the Middle …

Middle East

Bitcoin Mining Now Consuming More Electricity Than 159 Countries Including Ireland & Most Countries In Africa

Rank<p>Country<p>Electricity Consumption in kWh/year<p>Bitcoin Mining Consumption Relative To Country's Use<p>1<p>China<p>5,920,000,000,000.00<p>0.49%<p>2<p>United …

Micronesia

Kisumu affected as Cecafa moves Group matches

Kisumu City has been among the worst hit areas with pockets of violence during the electioneering period in the country<p>Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Group ‘A’ matches have been moved from Kisumu to Machakos.<p>Football Kenya Federation arrived at the decision after teams raised fears about the security …

Africa

Why doesn’t South Sudan’s refugee exodus spur East Africa to action?

Migration crises in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa reconfigured global politics. So why – as the millionth South Sudanese took refuge in …

Africa

5 genocides that are still going on today

After a grueling, five-year trial, Ratko Mladić, the general of the Bosnian Serb Army during the Bosnian civil war in the '90s, was convicted of war crimes including genocide on Wednesday by a United Nations court at The Hague.<p>He was sentenced to life in prison.<p>He was also found responsible for the …

Africa

Praying for Peace in South Sudan and DRC with Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> on Thursday, <b>November 23</b>, will preside over a <b>Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo</b> in …

Africa

Forced From Home: The Life And Death Struggle Of A Refugee

It is very difficult these days to not engage in political discussion. Outrage from both the left and right dominate the news cycles and breaking news has become a seemingly hourly occurrence. It is far too easy to apply a political calculus to virtually all events regardless of their significance. …

Refugees

Feature: Ugandan youths get jobs, skills from Chinese companies

Feature: Ugandan youths get jobs, skills from Chinese companies<p>A Chinese worker (R) works closely with an Ugandan worker at the construction site of …

News (China)

UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday.<p>The U.N. chief said the brutality of extremist groups …

World News

AFL draft: Hawthorn recruit, born in Ethiopian refugee camp, could become 'among best' in league

Changkouth Jiath said he once thought Australian rules football was a "stupid game", but this Friday he will become a professional.<p>Born in an …

East Africa

FATAH: Where does Zimbabwe go now?

While Robert Mugabe is no longer the president of Zimbabwe, the one time hero of his country’s freedom movement certainly did not leave with simple …

Africa

There’s at least one place in Africa where China’s “win win” diplomacy is failing

Juba, South Sudan<p>The rice giving ceremony is more than an hour late. Zhang Yi, China’s economic attaché in South Sudan, sits in the mid-morning heat in a full suit, occasionally checking his phone, a mobile headpiece clipped to his ear. Next to him, a dozen South Sudanese bureaucrats and …

Africa