Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ex-Slave Seeks Office in Mauritania to Fight for Freedom

Born into slavery and kept as a servant for 30 years, Haby Mint Rabah is now running for parliament in Mauritania to fight for freedom in a nation with one of the world’s worst slavery …

As High Seas Threaten Liberian Slum, Residents Await Promised Homes

On a windy day in Liberia’s waterfront slum of West Point, Gbeneweieh Quoh surveys what remains of her home, fearful that it may crumble into the ocean.
The waves tore away three bedrooms in the …

Prince Harry, Wife Meghan Attend Hit Musical Hamilton in London

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan attended a performance of the hit musical Hamilton on Wednesday to raise money for a charity which works with children affected by HIV in southern Africa.
At the end …

Mali Presidential Election Marred by Violence

Malians went to the polls Sunday, in what’s widely expected to be the first round of Mali’s presidential elections. The atmosphere was calm in the capital but instances of violence were reported in other parts …

Decision on Bemba Ballot Push Could Affect Congo’s Election

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, supporters of former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba are demanding he be allowed on the ballot for the December 23 presidential election.
Congo’s electoral commission disqualified Bemba because of his …