Russia declines help in Ukraine from Ethiopian volunteers

Russia declines help in Ukraine from Ethiopian volunteers

Ethiopians have reportedly volunteered to fight on Russia’s side in its war with Ukraine, but Russia said Tuesday that it will decline their overtures in keeping with international law. “The embassy has been receiving, by emails and in person visits from citizens of Ethiopia, expressions of their solidarity and support…

UK’s Patel defends immigration deal with Rwanda

British Home Secretary Priti Patel continued to defend the United Kingdom’s decision to send immigrants to Rwanda, a deal that’s come under deep criticism for essentially outsourcing its responsibilities to asylum seekers. “The UK-Rwanda partnership is the type of international cooperation needed to make the global immigration system fairer, keep…

Zelensky appeals to Sall, seeks to address African Union

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has again reached out to the African Union (AU) for support in his nation’s war with Russia, calling his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, on Monday to discuss the crisis. Zelensky said he provided an update to Sall, the current president of the AU, on the…

Algerian released from Guantánamo after 20 years

An Algerian man held by the United States for two decades following the September 2001 terrorist attacks has been repatriated, the U.S. Department of Defense said on Saturday. Sufiyan Barhoumi, a native of Algiers, was among more than three dozen detainees still held at the Guantánamo Bay facility since the…

Tunisia’s Saïed extends power with dissolution of parliament

President Kaïs Saïed of Tunisia has officially dissolved the country’s parliament, some eight months after he consolidated his power by shutting down much of the government. Saïed also threatened to prosecute any lawmakers who have opposed presidential rulings to expand his power, according to Radio France International. It’s the latest…

Report: Africa’s COVID vaccine access a human rights issue

Africa’s struggle with the coronavirus, including the lack of COVID-19 vaccine access, was the focus of a blistering Amnesty International report released Tuesday. Just 8% of the 1.2 billion people on the continent were vaccinated by the end of 2021, with multiple waves of the pandemic having a “devastating impact”…

Kimani praised for Kenya’s commanding UNSC presence on Ukraine

Martin Kimani, the Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations, made perhaps the most compelling case against Russia’s moves in Ukraine during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council meeting late Monday. In fact, Kimani himself is making international headlines for what was both a direct and…

Putin sends troops to newly acknowledged Donbas territories of Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin of Russia signed decrees on Monday that formally acknowledged two breakaway regions of Eastern Ukraine and ordered “peacekeeping” troops to enter the territory held by pro-Russian separatists. The decision followed a meeting of Russia’s National Security Council, where Putin noted that the Russian legislature had approved recognition…