Category Archives: Local News

Africa: 149 African Migrants Evacuated From Libya to Italy

TRIPOLI, The U.N. refugee agency says it has evacuated 149 refugees and asylum-seekers from the strife-torn Libyan capital of Tripoli and brought them to safety in Italy.

UNHCR transported the evacuees to a site near …

Ethiopian PM: ‘All of My Intention and Action Is Aimed at Elevating Ethiopia’

ADDIS ABABA/WASHINGTON Editor’s note: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave his first interview in Amharic to a Western news organization when he spoke to the Voice of America’s Horn of Africa service reporter Eskinder Firew, …

Report: Lives Improved for Children Worldwide

At a time when bad news seems inescapable, the aid group Save the Children has some good news: Across the globe, children are healthier and safer than ever before.

According to a new report by …

Kenya Conference Takes On Rapid Urbanization

NAIROBI Some 3,000 delegates, including four presidents, cabinet ministers, urban planners and population experts are attending the United Nations Habitat Assembly meeting this week in Nairobi. They are seeking better urban and sustainable planning to …

Drought Leaves 2 Million Food Insecure in Angola

CUNENE PROVINCE, ANGOLA Southern Angola is facing the worst drought in decades, with at least 2.3 million people at high risk of suffering malnutrition because they couldn’t get enough food, the United Nations Children’s Fund …