Daily Archives: January 3, 2021

In Somalia, COVID-19 Vaccines Are Distant as Virus Spreads

MOGADISHU – As richer countries race to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Somalia remains the rare place where much of the population hasn’t taken the coronavirus seriously. Some fear that’s proven to be deadlier than anyone knows. “Certainly, our people don’t use any form of protective measures, neither masks nor social distancing,” Abdirizak Yusuf Hirabeh, the government’s

100 Dead in Attacks on Two Villages in West Niger

NIAMEY, NIGER – About 100 people were killed in Niger, amid the presidential election, in an attack on two villages in the west, one of the worst massacres of civilians in this country and in the Sahel regularly targeted by jihadi groups. “We have just returned from the scene of the attacks” carried out Saturday.

Spanish-flagged Boat Rescues 265 Migrants in Mediterranean

ROME – A Spanish-flagged humanitarian ship on Sunday was seeking a port of safety for 265 migrants its crew rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in the last few days. The Open Arms charity tweeted that its vessel on Saturday had safely brought aboard 96 migrants who had been adrift in a wooden boat with without