Mali Junta Leaders Resume Three-Day Summit on Plan for Transition Government 

Leaders of Mali’s military junta will resume their three-day “national consultation” Friday to outline a transition to a civilian government, a month after deposing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. On Thursday, Colonel Assimi Goita, the head of Mali’s junta, told political parties and civil society groups gathered in the capital, Bamako, that everyone “must put aside […]


UN, IRC Step Up Emergency Aid to Flood-Devasted Sudan

GENEVA – U.N. and international agencies are stepping up emergency operations in response to deadly flooding in Sudan, which has left hundreds of thousands homeless Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission says more than half-a-million people have been affected by the worst flooding in the country in at least 100 years. It expects the number of people […]

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South Sudan, Sudan Address Economic Crises

JUBA / WASHINGTON – South Sudan’s central bank said Friday that it planned to ban the use of foreign currency nationwide to prevent further depreciation of the South Sudanese pound against the U.S. dollar after prices of food and other basic commodities have skyrocketed in recent weeks and months. Juba resident Saida Juan said prices were higher each time […]