UNHCR’s Grandi appeals to Asia-Pacific ministers, business leaders for solidarity with refugees, people of Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Chief of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR),Filippo Grandi has urged government representatives and business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region to offer more support and protection to Rohingya refugees. He was addressing the Seventh Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process in Bali, Indonesia. He added that the real solution to the […]

Ivan Duque sworn in as Colombia’s next president

Colombia’s newly-elected President Iván Duque was sworn in yesterday. He pledged to unite the country and improve economic growth. In an address before dignitaries,after receiving the presidential sash in Bogota’s Plaza Bolivar, Duque said, hewants to govern Colombia with unbreakable values and principles, overcomingleft and right divisions. He pledged changes […]

Boko Haram kills 7 villagers in Nigeria

Boko Haram jihadists have killed seven villagers in a dawn raid in Nigeria’s restive northeast. Local militia today said gunmen in trucks and on motorcycles late yesterday attacked Munduri, a village north of Borno state capital Maiduguri, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades. According to resident Abdullahi Bunu, the attackers seized […]