Global Compact on Migration moves forward

Global Compact on Migration moves forward

The much-awaited Global Compact for Migration is one step closer to adoption, as the United Nations finalized the text on Friday. Plans for that adoption are set for December at a conference in Morocco. The Global Compact initiative was approved in 2016 during the Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and…

Obama set for South Africa’s Mandela lecture and Kenya visit

Obama set for South Africa’s Mandela lecture and Kenya visit

Former United States President Barack Obama announced Friday on Facebook that he’s set to travel to Africa for the first time since leaving office more than a year ago. Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on Tuesday at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, in what is part of the…

Lions attack, kill suspected South African rhino poachers

Officials at the Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa say at least three people suspected to be rhino poachers entered their property, and an unknown number are dead after they were mauled and eaten by a pride of lions earlier this week. “One of our anti-poaching dogs alerted her handler…

Museveni defends Uganda’s new social media tax

President Yoweri Museveni, known for the occasionally wordy post on whatever topic is at hand, has taken to Facebook to defend a controversial tax, imposed on social media and money mobile users, that went into effect at the beginning of July. Museveni pointedly said he wanted to use social media…