South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

World / Politics Feb 21, 2020

South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

Oil-rich South Sudan's former rebel leader and its president will form a unity government by Saturday's deadline, they announced on Thursday, quashing fears the deadline would be pushed back again. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but plunged into a civil war in ...

North Koreans survive by paying bribes, U.N. report says

Asia Pacific May 28, 2019

North Koreans survive by paying bribes, U.N. report says

North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to officials to survive in their isolated country, where corruption is "endemic" and repression rife, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday. Officials across North Korea extort money from a population struggling to make ends meet, ...