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 …

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 …

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. …

President commissions sugar, ethanol factory in Nwoya

President Yoweri Museveni has today opened the Bukona agro-processors sugar factory and distillery at Lapem village, Coo room Parish, Koch Goma in Nwoya district, established by Indian proprietor and Managing Director, Mr. Praviin Krekal.

The …

Malaysia Swears in New Prime Minister as Mahathir Loses Out

Malaysia's Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.

The swearing-in capped a …

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 …

UN-Mediated Political Talks on Libya End in Disarray

GENEVA - U.N.-mediated political talks aimed at resolving the crisis in Libya have ended in disarray, with nothing accomplished except an agreement to meet again next month.

The talks got off to a shambolic start. …