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In Limbo, DACA Dreamers Look to Midterm Election
Argelia Rico was 4 months old when her mother brought her and her 1-year-old sister across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, fleeing domestic abuse in their native Morelia, Michoacán. Now 26, Rico is a full-time college student in Las Vegas, Nevada, a pre-kindergarten teaching assistant, a one-on-one tutor for children with autism, and a single mother to spunky 6-year-old Lily. She is no different from a lot of hopeful young Americans — except that she isn't documented. What...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:23:52 -0400


Dreamers in Limbo Look to Midterm Election
Remember the 700,000 recipients of DACA, the President Obama-era program, that enabled them to live and work legally in the U.S. even though they were undocumented immigrants? In Nevada, where Latinos hold considerable sway in a tight 2018 race for the U.S. Senate, some dreamers are counting on the election to change things. But others aren't holding their breath. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:22:00 -0400


Deadly Gun Battle Kills 3 in Disputed Territory of Kashmir
At least two militants were killed in a gun battle with government forces in the disputed region of Indian Kashmir Wednesday.  A policeman was also killed in the battle that took place in a neighborhood in the main city of Srinagar. Kashmir has been engulfed in a uprising since 1989 against Indian rule, with insurgents demanding full rule by Pakistan, which administers part of Kashmir, or outright independence.  India has long accused Pakistan of arming Muslim separatists in...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:41:22 -0400


Colorful Costumes and Strong Drum Beats Bring West African Dances to Baltimore
In West Africa, as in other parts of the continent, dancing is an important part of traditions. An ocean away, in Baltimore Maryland, a multi-generational family has made performing those dances part of their tradition.  All In the Family The Von Hendricks founded an African dance company six years ago. They named it “Keur Khaleyi”, which means the House of Children in Wolof, a language in Senegal. The company originally featured sisters Jihan and Ayana dancing, and their...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:36:05 -0400


Suspected Bombing Kills Afghan Parliament Candidate
A candidate in Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary election was killed Wednesday in a bombing attack on his campaign office, officials in Afghanistan's Helmand province say. Omar Zwak, the spokesman of the governor of Helmand, said Jabbar Qahraman was killed in his campaign office in Lashkargah city in an explosion that also wounded several others. A doctor in the Emergency Hospital of Helmand said two people had died and six wounded. Local media said explosives were placed...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:27:13 -0400


US Indicts 15 Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders
The U.S. has announced action against Mexican criminal organization Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG). The group is involved in a wide variety of crimes, including drug trafficking, torture and murder. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Department of Justice has indicted 15 of CJNG's top leaders, financiers, drug sources, transporters and distributors. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports the indictments are part of a wider U.S. government effort.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:32:00 -0400

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UN Chief says ending poverty ‘a question of justice’ on International Day
Highlighting that for the United Nations, eliminating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest global challenges and priorities, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the fundamental connection between eradicating poverty and upholding equal rights for all.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:00:14 -0400


Nigeria: UN chief ‘appalled’ by killing of aid worker; calls for release of remaining hostages
The United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned on Tuesday the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria. He said he was “appalled” by her death on Monday.  

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:37:18 -0400


UN ‘stands in solidarity’ with cyclone-hit India – Secretary-General Guterres
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of lives and devastation caused by Cyclone Titli in India and said that the Organization is ready to provide assistance.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:29:21 -0400


World Food Day: here’s what the UN is doing to fix ‘intolerable’ wrong of hunger
“In our world of plenty, one person in nine does not have enough to eat”, said United Nations chief António Guterres on Tuesday, marking World Food Day. With this year’s theme, “our actions are our future”, the UN and its partners, held events and launched information campaigns worldwide, to amplify one message: achieving zero hunger by 2030 is possible, provided we “join forces”.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:20:54 -0400


Conflict diamonds and climate change: Cooperate, don’t compete over natural resources urges Guterres
The struggle over natural resources often lies at the heart of violent conflicts, fuelling strife in many parts of the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, urging governments and everyone with a stake in valuable resources, to think hard about how they are managed and exploited.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:11:01 -0400


UN experts report: Business ‘dragging its feet’ on human rights worldwide
Too many businesses are putting profit above human rights and “ignoring” their obligations, while governments fail to “regulate and lead by example”, according to a United Nations human rights report, published on Tuesday.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:54:54 -0400


Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UN refugee agency
Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:44:08 -0400


UN migration agency: young Rohingya girls, largest group of trafficking victims in camps
More than a year into the crisis in Cox’s Bazar, the number of Rohingya refugees has reached nearly one million, with young girls in Bangladesh refugee camps sold into forced labour accounting for the largest group of trafficking victims, reported the UN Migration Agency (IOM) on Tuesday.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:24:34 -0400

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Togo: Parliament Adopts Bill to Promote Power Generation from Clean Sources
(Oct. 15, 2018) On July 24, 2018, Togo’s Parliament adopted a bill to promote power generation from clean sources. (Ouverture de la deuxième session extraordinaire de l’année 2018 [2018’s Second Extraordinary Assembly], Assemblée Nationale Togolais [Togolese National Assembly] website (all translations by author).) The bill was approved unanimously and includes 59 articles organized in seven […]

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:30:30 +0000


Kenya: Parliament Considering Amendment to the Country’s 2001 Children Act
(Oct. 5, 2018) Kenya’s Parliament is currently reviewing a new bill—the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018—which seeks to introduce key amendments to the 2001 Children Act. The Bill has recently gone through its first reading in the National Assembly, one of the two houses of the Kenyan Parliament. (Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018, […]

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:25:28 +0000


Egypt: President Ratifies Anti-Cybercrime Law
(Oct. 5, 2018) In August 2018, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified Law No. 175 of 2018, the “Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes” law. (Law No. 175 of 2018, AL-JARIDAH AL- RASMIYAH [OFFICIAL GAZETTE], vol. 32 (bis) (c), 14 Aug. 2018 (in Arabic).) The newly enacted law, published in the Official Gazette on August 19, […]

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:30:35 +0000


Sweden: Swedish Media Criticized by Swedish Press Council for Publishing Names of #MeToo Accused Without Cause
(Oct. 4, 2018) On June 25, 2018, the Swedish Pressens opinionsnämnd (PON, Press Council) in an unprecedented move issued critical opinions of the media regarding 10 of the 11 cases brought forward during 2018 in connection with the #MeToo movement. The Press Council condemned the media for publishing without sufficient cause the names of persons […]

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:50:47 +0000


European Union: European Court of Justice Rules on Religious Employment Discrimination
(Oct. 3, 2018) On September 11, 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that dismissing a Catholic employee in a managerial position at a Catholic hospital for remarrying in a civil ceremony could constitute discrimination. According to the Court, religion or belief must be a genuine, legitimate, and justified occupational requirement in light of […]

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 16:30:31 +0000