Somali Minister Resigns Over Arrest of Former Al-Shabab Leader

Somalia federal Minister for Public Works Abdifitaah Ibrahim Geeseey has resigned over the arrest and exclusion of a former al-Shabab leader from a regional election.

Speaking to VOA via telephone …

US Orders non-Emergency Staff Out of Congo Before Election

The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave Democratic Republic of Congo a week before a presidential …

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AND EQUALITY

Minister for European Affairs and Equality Helena Dalli launches the Local Integration Charter during the Annual Integration Conference

A year after launching the National Integration Strategy, Minister for European Affairs …

Malta Institutions Under Scrutiny After Journalist’s Murder

MILAN The Mediterranean island nation of Malta needs better checks and balances, with the prime minister’s powers currently eclipsing other institutions, experts from Europe’s top human rights body said Friday.…

Report: Journalists Faced Intimidation, Prison in 2018

A multipronged crackdown on the press continued throughout 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists concludes in a report published Thursday.

Imprisonment, intimidation and allegations that journalists produce fake news surged …

Gunmen Kidnap Bus Passengers Near Nigeria’s Oil Hub

Gunmen kidnapped passengers from a bus near Nigeria’s southern oil hub of Port Harcourt, witnesses said Wednesday, in the latest of a series of kidnappings in the restive region.

Witness …