Extremist violence causes food shortages in north Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The escalating extremist insurgency in northern Mozambique has displaced 310,000 people, creating an urgent humanitarian crisis, the World Food Program said Tuesday. ...

Social Enterprise Summit 2020 theme "new normal · collective power"

Free public registration to e-meet 70+ social innovators HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - The 13th Social Enterprise Summit ("SES 2020") will be held from 19 to 21 November with...

Country's night to party sobers up amid pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a pre-pandemic world, the Academy of Country Music Awards advertised itself as country music’s night to party with gambling, after-parties and a Las Vegas-style attitude. ...

UN experts decry continued abuse as Syria's war grinds on

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators pointed Tuesday to signs that Syria’s government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country’s nine-year conflict grinds on, while citing po...

The Latest: India reports lowest coronavirus jump in a week

NEW DELHI — India has reported its lowest daily jump in new coronavirus infections in a week, logging another 83,809 infections in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Tuesday a...

UN: COVID-19 could fuel more conflict, poverty, starvation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top U.N. officials warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated discrimination and other human rights violations that can fuel conflict, and its indirect consequenc...

Southern Africa's hunger upsurge blamed on climate, COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An estimated 45 million people in southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access to adequate affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year, the ...

UN chief warns of famine risk in 4 countries

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that there is a risk of famine and widespread food insecurity in four countries affected by conflict — Congo, Yemen, northeast Nige...

Postal chief returns to Congress facing uproar over delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a backlash over operational changes that have resulted in mail delays, the nation's new postmaster general is returning to Congress to testify before a House panel that has sh...

Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops accuse government of abuses

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is embroiled in an economic and political crisis marked by human rights abuses, said the country's Roman Catholic bishops, who were then criticized by the government a...

Dodger Stadium to serve as presidential voting center

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for votin...

Rights group: Alarming child mortality among Colombian Wayuu

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Lack of access to clean water is leading to alarmingly high levels of child mortality and malnutrition among Colombia’s largest Indigenous group — problems that could grow wors...

Empty streets in Zimbabwe as security forces thwart protest

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Streets were empty in Zimbabwe’s cities and towns on Friday as the military and police kept a strong presence to thwart an anti-government protest and enforce a coronavirus loc...

Groups unite to urge US to extend food aid to schoolchildren

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-profile coalition of educators, activists and philanthropists — including the American Federation of Teachers, the NAACP and the charity World Central Kitchen — is urging Congre...

Security agents enforce lockdown in Zimbabwe's capital

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Security agents vigorously enforced a lockdown Thursday, blocking people from entering the capital a day ahead of planned anti-government protests, while activists warned of mo...