South Sudan death toll rises to 193 in fuel tanker blast

Sep 19, 2015

South Sudan death toll rises to 193 in fuel tanker blast

The death toll rose to 193 in South Sudan’s fuel tanker explosion Saturday as the government declared three days of mourning. More patients have succumbed to their injuries, said Patrick Raphael Zamoi, the governor of Western Equatoria state where the explosion happened Wednesday. Hundreds ...

Sep 4, 2015

IOC establishes $2 million fund to assist refugees

The International Olympic Committee is setting up a $2 million fund to assist refugees. “With this terrible crisis unfolding across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, sport and the Olympic Movement wanted to play its part in bringing humanitarian help to the refugees,” IOC ...

Aug 20, 2015

Japan mulling three-year, ¥1 trillion aid package for Africa

Japan is considering extending around ¥1 trillion in official development assistance to Africa over three years from 2016, a Japanese government source said Thursday. The government would announce the financial aid toward the next round of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), ...