Ugandan troops will start leaving South Sudan by the end of this week, according to the head of the Ugandan force in the country. This was a key rebel demand during drawn-out talks which led to a peace deal in August. All foreign forces were meant to have left by 10 October.
PR firm criticised for release of name and graphic details after alleged rape on Nauru
The release by the Nauruan government and its Australian public relations company of the identity of a sexual assault complainant on Nauru, with graphic details of the alleged attack, has been criticised as an “extraordinary” breach of privacy.
Somali child-care providers get help to boost learning
Farhia Egal ventured into the business of child care tentatively.
In the basement of her Richfield home, she cycled through a meager arsenal of toys with her two children and another Somali-American family’s kids. The prospect of navigating Minnesota’s day-care licensing process intimidated her.
Journalists murder: CPJ's "Getting Away With Murder" says Somalia is worst offender
Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) Global Impunity Index of countries where journalists are murdered and their killers go unpunished has included the names of South Sudan and Bangladesh, where journalists are killed but their killers get away without any punishment.
Grad rates jump for Somali students thanks to programs geared to help
The plan runs the gamut: Nudging Somali-speaking teens into taking leadership roles at school; ensuring their culture and faith are part of their courses; training their teachers; reaching out to their parents.
South Africa asks ICC for more time to explain non-arrest of Bashir
The government has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) for more time to explain why it allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to evade an arrest warrant and leave the country when he visited in June.