The U.N. refugee agency reports intercommunal violence in Ethiopia’s Western Benishangul Gumuz region has sent thousands of people fleeing for safety to Sudan’s Blue Nile State in recent weeks.Insecurity in Ethiopia’s Metekel zone in Benishangul Gumuz ...Read More
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Linguists and Braille experts in Mali have translated the country’s most widely spoken African language, Bambara, into Braille for the country's blind. Bambara is spoken and understood by about 15 million Malians, even more than the colonial French, ma...Read More
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for $9.4 million to fund efforts to prevent a new Ebola outbreak from spreading across West Africa. The IFRC said Monday the money will be used to step up “surveillanc...Read More
Libya’s interior minister survived unscathed Sunday an attack by gunmen on his motorcade, according to sources from his office.The gunmen fired on Fathi Bashagha’s convoy as he drove across the capital of Tripoli Sunday following a visit to the Nationa...Read More
GENEVA - The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR says it is alarmed by atrocities committed by armed groups against civilians in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu provinces in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The agency is reporting killings ...Read More