Tillerson: Security, health remain U.S. priorities in Africa

Tillerson: Security, health remain U.S. priorities in Africa

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that African nations will continue to receive attention and support from the U.S., particularly in the fight against terrorism. “The continent of Africa is so important,” Tillerson said in remarks to state department employees. “From a national security view, we cannot…

Eritrea presses China for help on Security Council sanctions

Eritrea presses China for help on Security Council sanctions

Eritrea says that Foreign Minister Osman Saleh’s visit to China has yielded a promise to again plead its case on Western sanctions, the government said Thursday. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi “reaffirmed that his country will raise the issue of sanctions imposed on Eritrea” in the United Nations, the Eritrean…

DRC: International response to CENCO withdrawal, violence

Concerned about the apparent failure of the CENCO-mediated political agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United States has urged both Congolese government officials and the Rassemblement opposition coalition to redouble their efforts to overcome their disagreements. “The United States is disappointed by lack of progress in implementation of…

Amazon cloud outage shuts down access to popular websites

Having trouble logging on to some websites based in the United States? You’re not alone, because Amazon Web Services experienced a massive blackout Tuesday that’s affected many of their own products and a number of clients. While the outage is concentrated on the East Coast of the United States, it’s…

Ethiopia: Oromo athlete Feyisa reunited with family in U.S.

It was a Valentine’s Day to remember for Ethiopian athlete Feyisa Lilesa, who was reunited with his wife and children in the United States on Tuesday. Feyisa, an Olympic silver medalist in Brazil whose raised-arm protest in solidarity with the Oromo people helped to bring global awareness to Ethiopian human…

UN: Guterres warns that sealing off refugees may backfire, fuel terrorism

New United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has reiterated the U.N. position on protecting refugees, joining the chorus of international voices concerned over President Donald Trump’s stance on those seeking help from the United States, and other countries with similar closed-border policies. “Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are finding more…