- Official: Starvation in South Sudan as peace process stalls Updated: Feb-02-16 6:39 am
JUBA, South Sudan - The head of an international group monitoring South Sudan's peace process said Tuesday that people are starving in the country's Western Equatoria state as the government and rebels delay forming a transitional government to end the country's civil war.
- Researchers confirm lion population in remote Ethiopian park Updated: Feb-01-16 11:35 am
JOHANNESBURG - Conservationists confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species whose numbers have plunged in many parts of Africa, a wildlife charity said Monday.
- South Sudan: Peace accord falters, refugees remain in camps Updated: Jan-28-16 8:48 am
JUBA, South Sudan - When a delegation of South Sudanese rebels returned to the government-controlled capital Juba last month after two years of war, Nyajok Koat thought she would finally return to the home she fled when the fighting began.
- Purdue archaeologist returning to Sudan for tomb excavations Updated: Jan-28-16 3:40 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University archaeologist is returning to Africa to resume excavating ancient burial tombs in the Nile River Valley that her team began unearthing last year.
- UN panel: South Sudan rival leaders qualify for sanctions Updated: Jan-25-16 7:35 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's president and a rebel leader both merit sanctions because their troops have targeted civilians and broken international law, a U.N. panel of experts says in a new report obtained by The Associated Press.
- Sudan's president orders change to oil deal with South Sudan Updated: Jan-22-16 6:23 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's state-run news agency says the Sudanese President Omar Bashir has ordered revisions to the economic agreements struck with South Sudan in a positive gesture to the breakaway southern state.
- Inslee asks state agency to reduce income inequality Updated: Jan-13-16 7:53 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington must reduce the gap between the pay of an average employee and the salaries of corporate executives, and he has called on the State Investment Board to help accomplish that goal.
- New ICC courtroom opens for business with Kenya trial Updated: Jan-12-16 11:18 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court held the first public hearing in its new permanent headquarters Tuesday, with prosecutors urging judges not to throw out a crimes against humanity case against Kenya's deputy president.
- UN: More than half of South Sudanese kids not in school Updated: Jan-12-16 10:19 am
JUBA, South Sudan - More than half of the children in South Sudan are not in school, the highest proportion in any country, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.