Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic | 3 Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Three Russian journalists were killed in an ambush outside the town of Sibut in Central African Republic, officials in both countries said Tuesday. The three Russians left the town on Monday night around 7 p.m. and were attacked between two villages about 23 kilometers (14 miles) away, according to Marcelin … Continue reading BANGUI, Central African Republic | 3 Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses.  The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

MEDITERRANEAN SEA | Fear turns into joy: Rescue boat saves 60 in Mediterranean

ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA  — The full moon was the only light as a terrified 9-year-old boy from Central African Republic climbed into a rubber dinghy held together with duct tape, risking death in the dark waters off Libya along with his parents and 57 other trafficked migrants. After a long … Continue reading MEDITERRANEAN SEA | Fear turns into joy: Rescue boat saves 60 in Mediterranean

VATICAN CITY  | Pope prays for peace in Central African Republic

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis has offered a prayer in St. Peter’s Square for an end to violence in the deeply impoverished Central African Republic, which he visited 2½ years ago. Francis during his traditional Sunday blessing recalled the serious violence in recent days that left many, including a priest, dead. He called for an … Continue reading VATICAN CITY  | Pope prays for peace in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic | BANGUI, Central African Republic | Corpses displayed in protest in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The corpses of 17 people were laid out in front of the United Nations peacekeeping offices in Central African Republic’s capital on Wednesday in a furious protest against a new operation against armed groups that has targeted a largely Muslim neighborhood. The protest came as … Continue reading BANGUI, Central African Republic | BANGUI, Central African Republic | Corpses displayed in protest in Central African Republic

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

ISLAMABAD /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.N. children‘s agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth. “It’s abysmal,” said Dr. Ghazna Khalid, a leading obstetrician in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province. “We don’t … Continue reading UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

France drops child sex abuse probe of soldiers in Africa

PARIS /January 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — French investigators have dropped an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic. A judicial official said Monday that investigating judges made the decision last week. The official, who was not authorized to be publicly named discussing the case, would not give their reasons. French news … Continue reading France drops child sex abuse probe of soldiers in Africa