Daily Archives: June 18, 2019

New Dresses, Youth Action: Ending Female Circumcision in Africa

DAKAR – Hundreds of delegates from African governments and campaigners gathered in Senegal this week to discuss how to end female genital mutilation (FGM), which world leaders pledged to eradicate under a set of global goals agreed in 2015.But the anci…

Uganda Clears Three Experimental Ebola Treatments, Watches for Spread

KAMPALA – Health workers have got the all-clear to use three experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said Tuesday.Two people who had traveled from Co…

Algeria Army Chief Says ‘Certain Parties’ Seeking Constitutional Vacuum

ALGIERS – Algeria’s army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah on Tuesday accused some parties of favoring a constitutional vacuum in order to prolong the country’s political crisis.Veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down as presi…