Immigrants Sue US Over End to Temporary Protected Status

Immigrants from four countries and their American-born children sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that lets them live and work legally in the United States. Nine immigrants and five children filed the suit in federal court in San Francisco alleging the decision to end Temporary Protected Status for El

Read More

China Says New Agency Will Improve Foreign Aid Coordination

China plans to set up an international development cooperation agency, according to a parliament document released on Tuesday, to better coordinate its foreign aid program. The new agency will be responsible for forming policies on foreign aid, as well as granting aid and overseeing its implementation, according to the document. “The move is to give

Read More

China promotes foreign aid, bolsters environment ministry in government shake-up

China announced Tuesday it will bolster the power of its environmental ministry and establish a new agency to coordinate its foreign aid program in one of the biggest shake-ups of the government structure in decades. The changes cut the number of ministries in China’s cabinet, the State Council, by eight down to 26 to streamline

Read More

Rohr explains Ajiboye’s Super Eagles snub

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes that it was a ‘logical’ decision to leave Dele Ajiboye out of his latest Super Eagles squad despite his heroics during the African Nations Championship. Goalkeeper remains a problem position for the national side following the retirement of Vincent Enyeama and Carl Ikeme’s leukaemia diagnosis. However, despite demonstrating his quality

Read More

Sudan Organizes Workshop to Review its Sustainable Development Priorities

SMC- The Ministry of International Cooperation organized in collaboration with the National Population Council yesterday a workshop on revision of the document on Sudan’s priorities for the sustainable development agenda, with the participation of concerned government departments and experts. State Minister at the Ministry of International Cooperation Dr. Somaya Akad has said that the concerned

Read More

Ahead of rainy season, UN under ‘time pressure’ to deliver aid in South Sudan

With the rainy season approaching in South Sudan, where one in three people has been displaced by more than four years of conflict, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has called for urgent financial support to distribute and preposition life-saving aid supplies. “Due to seasonal time pressure, we need early funding now to reach millions

Read More

South Sudan army boss and Finance minister sacked

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dismissed Army commander Marial Chanuong Yol and Finance minister Stephen Dhieu Dau. The state-owned television announced the sackings on Monday evening, without giving reasons for President Kiir’s decision. Gen Yol, nicknamed Tiger, was the commander of the presidential guard, before he was appointed the army chief of operations, training

Read More

Sudan, Russia to sign accord to develop nuclear power

Sudan will sign a “road map” with Russia to build nuclear power stations during a visit to Moscow by Khartoum’s electricity minister. State news agency Suna reported this on Monday saying Water Resources, Irrigation, and Electricity Minister Moataz Mousa would meet the head of Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom. Mousa who left Khartoum on Monday. The trip

Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Bootleg Music Shop

At the end of 2017, US hip-hop star Nelly played a men-only concert in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; US country singer Toby Keith headlined a similar gig earlier in the year. These shows were flagged as landmark progress, in a strict Gulf state where music was apparently deemed “haram”. It’s certainly surreal to watch clips of

Read More

South Sudan: Buying off elites to stop fighting won’t work. Here’s what might

Mediators trying to end South Sudan’s deadly ongoing conflict have typically attempted to do so by “buying peace”. As the death toll rises and the humanitarian situation deteriorates, external diplomats have have essentially tried to get warring parties to stop fighting by offering them a share of the national pie. A core part of their approach

Read More