UN Appeals for Nearly $300M for Burundi Refugees

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency and 35 partners report $296 million is needed this year to provide life-saving assistance to 345,000 Burundian refugees living in desperate conditions in neighboring Tanzania, …

Sudan’s al-Bashir Defiant in Face of Weeks of Unrest

CAIRO Sudan’s longtime ruler was defiant Monday in the face of more than three weeks of protests demanding his resignation, reiterating at a rally in the west of the country …

Violent Protests Erupt in Zimbabwe Over Fuel Price Hike

HARARE, ZIMBABWE Violent protests erupted in Zimbabwe’s two largest cities after the government announced a massive fuel hike.

Police fired tear gas in order to contain the protests in the …

Breakthrough Made in Treating Ebola Virus

WASHINGTON In northeastern Congo, more than 600 people have fallen ill with the Ebola virus, and at least 368 people have died from the disease. It’s been difficult to contain …

DR Congo Opposition Candidate Fayulu Challenges Election Results in Court

Democratic Republic of Congo presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has challenged the outcome of the country’s election in court, claiming he defeated opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi by a wide margin.

Fayulu’s …

Plight of Migrant Children in Spain Prompts Alarm

No one is sure about how many migrant children are living in Spain without their parents � and that’s part of the problem.

Three months ago, Spanish officials estimated there …