Day Laborers Feel Pandemic Pain as Jobs Dry Up


BERKELEY, CALIF. – Before the coronavirus pandemic began, Julio Castro’s days began at 6:30 a.m. with a long walk to the parking lot of a Home Depot, hoping someone would hire him to do jobs like yard work or painting. The Guatemalan immigrant made $500 on a good week, enough to eke out a living […]

Ugandan Poet Taking on Politics With Prose


KAMPALA – Ugandan poet Stella Nyanzi was released in February after spending more than a year in prison for a post she made on Facebook that insulted President Yoweri Museveni. Defiant, Nyanzi used her time behind bars to write a book and is inspiring…

Sudanese PM Safe After Assassination Attempt


KHARTOUM – Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok says he is safe following an assassination attempt Monday in Khartoum. Eyewitnesses say car bombs went off near the prime minister’s convoy as he traveled to his office. Afterward, hundreds of protest…

No Deal From US-Brokered Nile Dam Talks


WHITE HOUSE – Ethiopia rejected a U.S.-brokered agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Dam (GERD) and said it would commence first filling of the structure, one day after the Trump administration concluded two days of what is supposed to be the final round…