Category Archives: Human Rights

Somalia Tries to Keep Rival Gulf States at Bay

NAIROBI – Somalia’s president says his government is under constant pressure to choose from among three rival Persian Gulf countries – Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. The Somali government has tried to remain neutral, despite having a good working relationship with Qatar. Analysts warns that the rivalry and …

Desert Locusts Put Ethiopian Crops At Risk

Ethiopian agriculture officials say they are taking steps to control a major locust infestation that could threaten some of the country’s staple crops.

Swarms of the schistocerca gregaria – better known as the desert locust – arrived in Ethiopia in June from Yemen and Somaliland, said Zebidos Salato, Ethiopia’s plant …

How Do You Save Endangered Gorillas? With Lots of Human Help

KINIGI, RWANDA – Deep in the rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, a 23-year-old female gorilla named Kurudi feeds on a stand of wild celery. She bends the green stalks and, with long careful fingers, peels off the exterior skin to expose the succulent inside.

Biologist Jean Paul Hirwa notes her …

Uganda Police Confirm Arrest of 120 LGBT People

KAMPALA – Ugandan police said Monday that in an operation around Kampala’s city center, they arrested 120 people suspected to have been using narcotics. However, members of the LGBT community say it was a health meeting that police interrupted.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, tells VOA they received …